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Spiders Be Gone: A Guide To Keeping Spiders Out Your Home In The Bay Area

November 26, 2023 - pest prevention

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Spiders are highly adaptable predators that feed on other insects. Because of that, they are always on the move while looking for the next great place to hunt. Spiders will go wherever insects go, looking to make a meal out of them; this often brings spiders onto your property and into your home. Finding spiders on your property is bad enough, but it also means that you have other bug problems.

If you need spider control in the Bay Area, Bay Pest stands ready to serve you. Our seasoned professionals have years of experience. Call us today.

Spider Identification: How To Recognize Different Species

There are over 45,000 different species of spiders in the world, but most of them share common characteristics:

  • Spiders are not insects but are considered arachnids.

  • They have six legs and between six and eight eyes.

  • Spider webbing is known as silk; they produce it from spinnerets on their abdomens.

  • Spiders are predatory and hunt insects for food. 

  • They are also nomadic and will continually relocate to find bugs.

Recognizing different species often involves close inspection, but you can often differentiate Bay Area spiders from a distance. Here are some of the spiders you may encounter:

  • Western black widow: This medium-sized spider is black, with a distinctive red hourglass marking on its abdomen. Black widows are highly venomous, and you should avoid them.

  • Wolf spider: These large spiders have long legs and distinctive markings on their backs. They can run very fast for their size.

  • Banded garden spider: these spiders have distinctive bands on their legs and abdomens. They also tend to keep their legs close together in pairs, making them look four-legged from a distance.

These are some spiders you may encounter in your Bay Area home. If you need spider control, contacting Bay Pest is all you need to do. Our seasoned professionals can help you with any spider problem.

Symptoms Of Spider Bites: What To Expect And How To Treat

Local spider control can help keep you and your family safe from venomous spider bites. Most spiders are venomous, but most do not possess venom strong enough to be considered dangerous to humans. In fact, most spider bites can be compared to bee stings in intensity and duration. Some spiders, however, do possess venom powerful enough to be concerning; this is especially true concerning children and small pets. Some individuals can react severely to spider bites. These symptoms include abdominal pain and cramping, profuse sweating, chills and fever, difficulty breathing, headache, nausea, and potentially even vomiting.

Bay Pest can help with spider control near you. We specialize in eliminating all forms of pest infestations. Get in touch with us today.

Spider-Proofing Tips: Protecting Your Home And Family

Given that spider infestations can be so concerning, here are some tips for decreasing your chances of having to deal with spiders in your home:

  • Seal garbage: Exposed garbage attracts insects, and spiders will come to hunt them. Seal garbage to decrease spider-feeding sources.

  • Eliminate clutter: Clutter attracts insects and spiders. Clean up clutter to decrease both bugs and spiders.

  • Seal your home: Sealing your home decreases the ability of bugs and spiders to access your home.

These tips can help decrease your chances of dealing with spiders, but can’t guarantee that they still won’t come. If they do, remember that Bay Pest specializes in spider removal. We can turn even large infestations into no infestation at all. Contact us today for help with spiders.

Professional Spider Control: When To Call In The Experts

Call Bay Pest today for a spider removal service with proven success and guaranteed results. We can safely and effectively help you with pest infestations, including spiders.

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