How Lewisville Residents Can Tell If They Have A Spider Infestation
March 26, 2019
We’ve all seen spiders in our homes before. Maybe it’s a small house spider hanging in the corner or one that goes skittering across the wall and behind a piece of furniture. Much of the time these sightings don’t indicate a large-scale problem. Sometimes, however, they do. Below we’ll discuss how Lewisville residents can tell if they have a spider infestation.
Common Spiders in North Texas
There are many kinds of spiders out there, but some are more likely to show up in your Lewisville home than others.
Brown recluse spiders are one of the most dangerous spiders in the Lewisville area. While they’d rather keep to themselves, staying in quiet, secluded areas, they will bite if they feel threatened. These bites inject venom into their victim that can cause necrosis of the skin around the area of the bite.
Black widow spiders are also venomous and their bites can require medical attention, but they’re not as deadly as their reputation indicates. Even so, it’s best to steer clear of these shiny black spiders.
As you may expect, jumping spiders jump. This can be frightening if you’re not expecting it, but jumping spiders are mostly harmless.
Wolf spiders get their name from the way they hunt their prey. Like wolves, they’ll run after their meal to catch it.
Warning Signs of a Spider Infestation
The most obvious sign that your Lewisville home has a spider infestation is seeing spiders. While a spider here or there isn’t necessarily an indication of an infestation, if you start to see a lot of spiders inside your home, they could be overtaking your house.
Finding a lot of webs is another indication of a problem.
Keeping an eye on storage areas is wise when you want to prevent a spider infestation. Spiders prefer areas with plenty of hiding spots, so basements with a lot of boxes or any room with a lot of clutter will attract them.
Finding another pest infestation can also indicate a spider problem. Spiders often enter homes when they find plentiful food sources inside.
What to Do About a Spider Infestation in Your Lewisville Home
When you become concerned about the spiders you’re seeing in your home, the best course of action is to call Adams Exterminating Company. The fact that spiders can be difficult to locate when they’re hidden in a house doesn’t deter us. We have the experience necessary to eliminate a spider infestation in a safe and effective manner, whether the spiders are venomous or not.
We can also determine whether you have an underlying pest problem that has drawn the spiders into your home in the first place, and we can take care of any infestations that we find. Give us a call to learn more about our spider control services.