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October 17, 2022

Charlotte's Complete Guide To Effective Spider Control

Spiders, commonly associated with Halloween, become a concern for Charlotte homeowners due to a few potentially harmful species. While most spiders like the white sac, wolf, and jumping spiders are harmless, caution is advised with the brown recluse and black widow. Reducing pest attractants, such as food remnants and moisture, and sealing home entry points are effective spider control measures. However, for comprehensive spider protection, seeking professional services like Aruza Pest Control, with over 20 years of experience, is recommended.

Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means, fake spiders and webs everywhere. The question is, why are spiders associated with this spooky holiday? Probably because of their multiple eyes, oddly bent legs, and generally creepy behaviors. To keep real spiders out of your Charlotte home this Halloween here is an effective guide to spider control for you to use.

a brown recluse spider on cement floor

Common Area Spiders

Most spiders that invade your home are harmless. Only two species of spiders here in Charlotte are dangerous enough to require medical attention, the brown recluse, and the black widow. Brown recluse spiders are identifiable by their brown bodies and the dark violin shape right behind their head. Black widows are identified by their black bodies and the red hourglass on the underside of their abdomen. The good news is that finding one of these dangerous spiders indoors is rare. You are much more likely to see a white sac spider, wolf spider, cellar spider, or jumping spider, all of which are mostly harmless. If you are allergic to their venom, we recommend avoiding spiders in general, as all have venom and most will bite if threatened.

How To Reduce Spider Attractants

Spiders don’t require much. Their bodies have a natural antifreeze built in that allows them to survive outside during the winter months, and they’re capable of surviving for extended periods of time without food and water. If they are unable to find sustenance, many spiders resort to cannibalism. The main reason spiders invade homes is to gain access to easy hunting. If your home has other pests such as cockroaches, moths, flies, mosquitoes, and earwigs, spiders will want to be around. To reduce pest attractants around your home, here are some general pest-prevention tips for you to use.

  • Clean your home thoroughly at least once a week.
  • Limit the number of rooms where you eat and drink to just the kitchen and the dining room.
  • Regularly clean beneath kitchen appliances and furniture.
  • Fix leaky piping and fixtures.
  • Use a dehumidifier to keep moisture levels down.
  • Keep your lawn well maintained and your bushes and trees trimmed.
  • Store leftover foods inside airtight containers.
  • Pick up after your pets and clean out their bowls before going to bed each night.

Sealing Entry Points

Unless you keep your doors or windows open regularly, pests need to find creative ways to get into your home, such as crawling around damaged door frames or through a crack or gap in your home’s exterior foundation. Here are some ways to seal entry points around your home to keep spiders (and the pests they invade to hunt) out.

  • Use a caulking gun or some liquid cement to seal gaps and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Repair or replace damaged door sweeps and weather stripping.
  • The address is torn or ripped window/door screens.
  • Keep unscreened doors and windows closed as much as possible.
  • Install screens over exterior vents.
  • Make sure your chimney has a pest-proof cap.

A Better Way To Prevent Spiders

Keeping spiders out of your home on your own is a time-consuming and challenging task. A better and easier option is to hire the professionals here at Aruza Pest Control. Our team of highly trained pest technicians will put in place long-lasting and effective treatments in and around your home. These treatments are designed to keep spiders and other pests out. With over 20 years of pest control experience, we will get the job done right.

Get in touch with one of our friendly service representatives today to find the right solution for your Charlotte property.

Kemar Bright

After graduating from UNCG, Kemar hopped on to work with Aruza. Kemar is passionate about insects and how to modernize pest control.

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