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What are spiders?

House spiders in Asheboro refer to many different species that are more prone to living indoors than outside. These are usually the spiders you will see in your home, as they are typically born indoors.

Other types of spiders are orb weavers, which create the wheel-shaped webs we associate with spiders most. While jumping, spiders actively hunt for prey instead of using a web.

a spider crawling in its web

Are spiders dangerous?

Almost all spiders you encounter are harmless to people even though they have fangs and venom, which are to subdue prey and defense. However, it is essential to note that some people may be allergic to spider venom and can experience a severe reaction. Also, kids and pets are more susceptible to spider bites.

Why do I have a spider problem?

If you have a spider problem, there are likely other pests in your home because spiders are predators and will follow prey pests.

Whether it is spiders or the pests they feed on, there are probably weaknesses in the exterior of your home allowing these critters inside. Weaknesses can include:

  • Damaged screens and weatherstripping.

  • Gaps around windows and doors.

  • Cracks in the foundation and walls.

As you will learn below, spiders will hide in quiet spaces in a home, so if there is a lot of clutter, there are more places for spiders to build their webs unbothered by people. Clutter, moisture, temperature control, and food sources, all provide conducive conditions for spiders and prey pests.

Where will I find spiders?

The most common places to find spiders inside a home are in the corners of rooms, window frames, under furniture, inside closets, and potted plants.

If you are dealing with many spiders at once, they will likely be in the basement, garage, or other lightly-trafficked areas that provide a dark and damp environment.

How do I get rid of spiders?

Spiders are a frustrating pest because it can be difficult to tell where they are coming from when they get inside. But when you work with the experts at Ortho's Pest Management, you don't have to worry about figuring out why and how you have a spider problem; we will do this for you!

Contact Ortho's Pest Management for assistance with spider control for your Asheboro home, plus services to eliminate prey pests attracting spiders.

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

For spider prevention and control in Asheboro, it is beneficial to eliminate the factors that attract prey pests; doing so will deter spiders. Here are several effective ways to make your property less likely to have a pest problem:

  • Remove access to anything prey pests can feed on, including open food containers, crumbs, garbage, and pet food.

  • Maintain an organized and clutter-free home to help make it easier to clean and reduce harborage areas.

  • Seal cracks in the foundation, repair damaged screens, cover. vents and drains, and address any other potential entryways.

  • Keep your yard maintained by mowing the lawn, trimming foliage, removing unnecessary debris, and storing firewood properly.

  • Address moisture issues such as leaks and poor ventilation.

If you want to eliminate your spider problems, call us at Otho's Pest Management. Our Asheboro residential pest control services are just what you need!

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