Stopping Nuisance Spiders from Invading Your North Texas Home

January 8, 2019


spider in basement

A common misconception about spiders is that all spiders weave webs high above the ground and hunt for prey by waiting around until an unsuspecting bug flies into their web. However, many common house spiders hunt from the ground, catching prey from the shadows. Amongst these eight-legged hunters are the wolf spider and the jumping spider. They are fascinating to study, but are a pain to find in your home.

Nature's Problems, Brought Indoors

It is undeniable that all spiders look terrifying. Wolf spiders and jumping spiders are no exception. The good news is that they pose no direct threat to humans. Though both have fangs, neither of their bites is strong enough to break skin, and even if they had that ability, their venom is not potent enough to harm us. This does not mean they are not a nuisance to have around. The biggest problem comes during breeding season, when thousands of spiders hatch and crawl everywhere, it can be a nightmare for any homeowner.

Keeping Spiders Out

One thing to keep in mind when eradicating spiders from your home is that they are drawn in by other pests. Where their prey goes, they go. This means that to prevent spiders, we must also focus on ways to prevent their food sources that usually invade well before them.

Following these steps is a great way to start:

  • Seal off points of entry. Use a caulking gun to seal gaps and cracks found around the exterior foundation of your home, as these are highways for a plethora of insect life.
  • Inspect the walls of your home for any structural damage that may be giving access to pests, and have these areas repaired.
    Check window and door screens, and make sure they are in good repair and free of holes, rips, or tears.
  • Consider installing door sweeps on all exterior doors, as more often than not, bugs will crawl right in through our front door.
    Remove clutter and debris. Jumping spiders and wolf spiders love hiding when hunting for prey. For this reason, consider removing excess clutter and debris from around your property, inside and outdoors.
  • Call a professional.

Getting Rid of Spiders

When it comes to excluding pests, the truth is that you will find no one better for the job than Adams Exterminating. Often times, though helpful, DIY methods just don’t do the trick for small, sneaky, spiders. Adams Exterminating Company does, and our success rate is no secret. So if your home is in need of quality, top-of-the-line pest control, trust Adams.

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