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How to Keep Venomous Spiders Out Of Your Redding Home

March 15, 2022 - Spiders

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Spiders can invoke a plethora of behaviors, usually stemming from phobias or fear. Many spiders are harmless, but some can cause serious problems. Even the most common house spiders can be terrifying and bite, but they don’t have enough venom to do any real harm. Most spiders in Redding are simply a nuisance and will simply clutter up your home with their webs as they hunt for their prey.

However, venomous spiders like the black widow and brown recluse should be avoided at all costs. They have enough venom to cause serious symptoms and health problems. They are not usually aggressive, but they will bite you if you come into contact with them. They will retaliate if they get inside clothing that you are putting on or if they get squished inside a blanket that you pick up. These spiders like to hide in shoes, and any foot that tries to put on a shoe with a spider inside will suffer a nasty bite. Sometimes these venomous spiders are just hanging out in an old box or bag that has been stored in the attic or basement, but if someone reaches in to get something, they will react.

Black widow spiders are quite shy. They are black and shiny with an hourglass red shape under their abdomen. They can grow up to a little over an inch long and have a rounded body. Their venom is very dangerous and can attack the nervous system.

Brown recluse spiders are very shy and “reclusive.” They are dark brown with a darker brown violin-shaped mark on their back. They grow up to ½ an inch long. Their venom can cause tissue around a bite to ulcerate. Many brown recluse spider bites become infected and can take months to heal.

Preventative Tips To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home

These spiders are attracted to insects that have also invaded your home. So, if you have a spider infestation, you probably have a multitude of other pests that need to be eradicated as well. To avoid spiders in the first place, you can follow these spider prevention tips:

  • Seal all entry points by caulking cracks and crevices throughout the exterior of your home and foundation, as well as around utility entrances and loose window and door frames.
  • Add door sweeps to all exterior doors and replace or repair any missing or damaged screens and vents.
  • Clean up the clutter in storage areas and store clothing and other items in sturdy airtight containers.

If you're dealing with spiders - venomous or otherwise, chances are you have a larger pest problem. Spiders are hunters, and they come into homes in search of food. If they find an abundant food source, they will stay and eventually breed. Once you have spiders breeding in your house, the problem could spin out of control. In the end, if you find one venomous spider, remove it carefully, and assume there are likely more. If you're wary about removing a dangerous spider on your own, reach out to the experts at Jefferson Pest Control. Our team will inspect your home and develop a plan to remove spiders safely. 

Professional Spider Control With Jefferson Pest Control

In the end, if you still end up with an infestation, enlist the help of a professional pest control company in your area. Our experts at Jefferson Pest Control in Redding know how to locate, identify, and get rid of all of the spiders in your home. We can also provide year-round pest control to eliminate spiders and the pest prey they hunt. Reach out to us today to learn more about our spider control options! 

If you want more information about Jefferson home pest control programs, give us a call; we would love to speak with you.