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Why Spiders Enter Plano Homes & How To Keep Them Out

April 14, 2021

Of all the pests that can enter your home, spiders are some of the most nerve-wracking. Their long legs, fangs, and quick movements are enough to scare a high-pitch scream out of almost anyone. While most spiders arent nearly as dangerous as people think, they're still an unwelcome sight in your home and should be eliminated before they have a chance to spread.

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The most effective method of keeping spiders out of your Plano home is learning what draws them to your property and what measures to take to make sure they know they're not welcome. Let's learn more about the types of spiders that are common to Plano and what you can do to keep them at bay.

Spiders Common To Plano, Texas

Plano's warm weather is welcoming to many species of spiders. Here's a list of the critters that are most likely to call beautiful Plano home:

  • Wolf Spider: Wolf spiders are larger than most species you'll find in Plano, measuring up to an impressive 2 inches. While they may be large in size, their bite is almost harmless to humans and they'd much rather run away than attack.

  • Brown Recluse: The brown recluse's bad reputation is well earned. With one of the most venomous bites in the spider kingdom, the brown recluse should be left alone at all costs. Their pigment varies from light to dark brown and they have six eyes rather than the typical eight.

  • Jumping Spider: This small and harmless arachnid goes mostly unnoticed thanks to its tiny size. They get their name from their ability to leap impressive distances to capture their prey. They very rarely bite humans and when they do it's typically harmless.

  • Black Widow: Several species of black widow call Plano home, making it one of the more common spiders in Texas. Black widows are typically very dark in color and at times will have a hint of red on their backs. A bite from a black widow can be dangerous.

How Spiders Get Into Homes

Like most pests, spiders make their way into homes through small openings in the exterior. This can include unsealed windows/doors, cracks in drywall, plumbing, and a number of other relatively small entrances.

How To Prevent Spiders From Entering Your Home

The best way to keep spiders out is to consult a professional, but there are things you can do to help reduce the presence of spiders in and around your Plano Home.
 
Reduce spiders' food source (other pests): A spider's main food source is insects. By reducing the insect presence around your home, you reduce the potential for spiders. Below is a list of things you can do to minimize pests in and around your home:

  • Trim shrubs and bushes.
  • Clear clutter inside and outside your home.
  • Keep your home clean and store food in secure containers.
  • Make sure pet food is sealed when not in use.
  • Locate and seal cracks in the exterior of your home.
  • Resolve moisture issues by fixing leaks.

How Adams Exterminating Company Can Help

Adams Exterminating Company has years of experience finding and eliminating spider infestations all around Plano and the North Texas area. Our expert technicians use the industry's safest and most efficient methods to quickly address spider problems while protecting your home from future threats. Schedule your free inspection today or contact us at 888-966-9043 with any pest control questions.

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