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Four Simple Yet Effective Spider Control Tips For Mooresville Homeowners

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Scary movies have traditionally featured spiders as creepy and unpredictable creatures that spin marvelous webs. Sometimes mistakenly characterized as insects, spiders are arachnids with eight legs that exist in most parts of the world with over 40,000 different species. Fortunately, despite having venom that is capable of killing its prey, only a few species are a real threat to human health.

How Dangerous Are Spiders?

Spiders do serve a positive role in our environment by reducing the number of many other pests, including flies and cockroaches. Some of the most commonly encountered types in this region include the cellar, orb weaver, and wolf spiders.  The two most potentially dangerous venomous spiders are the black widow and brown recluse. 
The black widow has a shiny black body with a reddish-orange marking. The females can bite humans and cause aches, fever, and nausea; however, these conditions are rarely fatal.   The brown recluse spider usually measures roughly 3/8th of an inch with a violin-like marking and brown or grey appearance. They may bite humans and create a need for medical attention.

Spiders May Suggest Additional Pest Control Concerns

Spiders typically choose to reside in locations where they have access to food, water, or shelter. The diet of many spiders consists of flies, moths, and many other pests; therefore, if you notice a significant spider population in your home, it may indicate that other pest-related problems exist.  

Tips For Preventing Spiders

  1. Limit any points of entry: Closely examine the external foundation of the property to identify any cracks or other openings that have developed. Use a strong water-resistant caulk or sealant to fill any voids. Repair any holes in window screens and inspect the seals around windows and doors and apply weatherstripping or sweeps where necessary.
  2. Clearing external vegetation and debris: Trim away tree branches, shrubs, and other vegetation from the structure. Move firewood or compost piles away from the home’s exterior and remove dead trees and other debris.  
  3. Regular cleaning: Reduce clutter throughout the home that may serve as a hiding place. Promptly repair dripping faucets, leaking pipes, or other water-related concerns. Routinely look for any spider webs and use a vacuum cleaner or other safe means of removing them. 
  4. Reduce lighting: Bright indoor lighting that is visible from the exterior and certain outdoor lights attract many different flying insects that spiders will prey upon. 

The Importance Of Getting Help From A Professional

In many cases, homeowners decide to take matters into their own hands by purchasing do-it-yourself pest control solutions from a local store or online retailer. These products tend to make sensational claims of being a highly-effective complete solution for eradicating pests. Many of these efforts are unsuccessful because these store-bought remedies often fail to eliminate the invaders that are deeply rooted beneath flooring, inside walls, and in voids around pipes and wiring. 
Sometimes the critters that are nesting out of harm’s way will be actively reproducing and expanding throughout your home. A seasoned exterminator will determine the full extent of an infestation and has an understanding of where each of these pests tends to hide. This results in an efficient and safe solution to your problem. 

Experienced Provider Of Pest Extermination Services In Mooresville

The seasoned technicians at Lake Norman Home Services have been providing services for customers struggling with spiders, mosquitoes, termites, bed bugs, and many other intruders. Our specialists will thoroughly inspect your property and create a tailored solution. We use the latest methods and products that are EPA-approved for overall effectiveness and the safety of our customers.
Contact our professional team of qualified pest controllers for a complimentary service quote today. Don’t forget to inquire about our comprehensive residential service plans that provide affordable property protection year-round.