Spiders In Your Charlotte Home Could Be A Sign Of A Bigger Problem

January 25, 2023

Pest control in Charlotte requires a greater deal of prevention than intervention. Common house spiders, for example, are better to prevent than intervene, as a spider infestation usually means trouble. 

Spiders rarely infest on their own, so here are some warning signs from the Service Managers at Aruza Pest Control. Give us a call today for spider control in Charlotte.

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How To Tell If The Spider In Your Home Is Dangerous

Are spiders dangerous? Despite their intimidating appearance and the scary stories we've all heard, most spiders are not dangerous. In general, there are only about two kinds of spiders that are harmful to humans: Black Widows and Brown Recluses. 

Unfortunately, these dangerous spiders are among the most common spiders in North Carolina. However, even these spiders are less dangerous than they're often made out to be.

Black Widow spiders are the easiest to identify with a bulbous black body and their often easily spotted red hourglass-like shape on their abdomen. Black widows are often touted as the most venomous spider in North America, and their potent venom is able to cause harm to a full-grown human in large doses. However, the bites are rarely fatal with prompt medical care and treatment. A healthy adult is very likely to survive an encounter with these spiders without complications, but should still seek medical treatment after a bite.

Brown Recluse spiders have a more slender body with a smaller abdomen and are generally light to dark brown in color. Unlike the Black Widow, Brown Recluse spiders can cause a great deal of damage to humans, even with a small bite. Their venom is predominantly hemotoxins, much like a rattlesnake bite. A brown recluse will generally blister before forming a large and painful ulcer that may cause extensive damage at the site of injury. If bitten, seek emergency care as soon as possible and try to take the spider with you for identification.

What It Means If You're Seeing Spiders In Your Home

Spiders in your home can be signs of bigger problems that have gone unnoticed or unchecked. Spiders are predators; they hunt other small organisms for food. If spiders have infested your home, that means your home provides them with an ample source of food. With easy access to shelter and food, the spiders will continue to multiply and infest your home.

This easy access to food usually means that your home has already been infested with a pest that the spiders see as food. Most commonly, this can be fruit flies, mosquitoes, or other flying insects that spiders can catch in their webs. Spiders also generally prefer to stay hidden from other creatures so as to hunt efficiently.

If you spot a spider in your home, it often means there are more hidden around you. Take caution and be sure to identify the spider so as to inform a pest control specialist. Taking a spider infestation out can be as simple as two birds with one stone.

Factors That Attract Spiders Into Your House

Spiders are most often attracted to your home because of their prey being inside of your home. The easiest way to keep spiders away is to remove their prey, which means removing factors that attract their prey. However, there's also other factors that spiders seek out when infesting a home.

  • Sources of water such as gutters, leaky faucets, and broken pipes will attract bugs and spiders alike.
  • White lights are attractive to insects, which can cause them to more easily enter and infest your house.
  • Debris around the yard and house can hide spiders and other various pests, be sure to keep them separated from your exterior walls.
  • Food particles attract ants and their predators, be sure to regularly vacuum your home.
  • Regularly dust and remove spider webs to reduce the chances of spiders returning to their hunting grounds.

The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Spiders In Your Home

The safest way to get rid of spiders is to hire a pest control specialist. Well-trained pest control specialists are the best option, due to the unpredictable nature of a spider infestation as well as the danger posed by both black widows and brown recluses. Hiring a pest control specialist takes the problem out of your hands and allows you to remain safe and worry-free.

Not every pest control specialist is created equal, and some will cut corners or ignore warning signs they should have spotted. That's why you should always hire service professionals you can trust. If you need a home inspection, contact the Service Managers at Aruza Pest Control today.

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