Spider Identification & Prevention

Spiders are some of the more frightening pests that invade homes, but fortunately, professional identification, control, and prevention tips can keep spiders away for good.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Spiders

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What are spiders?

Spiders are eight-legged, air-breathing arthropods well-known by the scientific classification of arachnid. Their quick movements, the potential for bites, and the varying amounts of venom they possess often frighten people. However, most spiders you encounter around your property will be common house spiders and nothing more than a nuisance. That said, you need to keep an eye out for a few types of spiders around your property, including wolf spiders, black recluse spiders, house spiders, and tarantulas.

Are spiders dangerous?

Though most spiders want to avoid you more than you want to avoid them, there are some dangerous spider species you need to look out for around your property. Black recluse spiders are notably one of the more dangerous spiders you can encounter due to the unpleasant symptoms that their bites may produce.

However, it’s important to avoid all spiders that may be hiding around your property, as any spider can bite you and cause an allergic reaction or unpleasant symptoms. Difficulty breathing and swallowing after a spider bite, or intense pain and swelling, should all be met with immediate medical attention.

Why do I have a spider problem?

In general, spiders don’t end up in your home or business because they are trying to terrorize you. Most spiders prefer to stay away from people and only enter human structures in pursuit of food, such as pest prey, moisture, or secluded hiding spots. If you have a spider problem around your property, chances are you have an insect pest prey infestation too.

Where will I find spiders?

Indoors, spiders love to hang out and create their webs in dark, quiet, and secluded areas such as closets, underneath sinks, basements, crawl spaces, storage spaces or boxes, and attics. Outside, you might see spiders hiding behind plant pots, under porches or decks, or hiding in long grass, woodpiles, and piles of debris.

How do I get rid of spiders?

The best way to get rid of spiders from your property is to contact Aries Pest Control for our home pest control and commercial pest control services. Our expert team will work with you to remove all spiders and protect your property from the problems these eight-legged pests present. Contact us now to request a free inspection.

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

If you want to stop spider problems in the future, you need to remove the food, water, and shelter attracting these pests. Follow our preventative steps below to start this process:

  • Address pest prey issues with the help of Aries Pest Control.
  • Store all leftover food properly, dispose of trash regularly, and always clean up food and drink spills to prevent hungry pests and spiders from gravitating to interior areas.
  • Clear outdoor spaces of long grass, piles of debris, woodpiles, and fallen fruit, and make sure to cover up compost piles to remove spider harborage spots and prevent other pest invaders.
  • Keep a tight-fitting lid on trash cans both indoors and out, and reduce access to pet food so that pest prey can’t reach it.
  • Fix moisture issues and leaks around your property that might contribute to pools of excess water or humid conditions that attract spiders.

For more information on spider prevention or assistance with pest control in Austin, contact Aries Pest Control at the first signs of these pests, or their pest prey, invading your property.

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