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All The Ways Spiders Get Into Mooresville Homes
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All The Ways Spiders Get Into Mooresville Homes

While the most common spiders you’ll find in your Mooresville home are harmless to people, these critters can still bite and overstay their welcome. The most common species that local residents encounter include:


Green lynx spiders: With females growing larger than males, green lynx spiders have green coloring, black spines, and prefer to keep to themselves.

Fishing spiders: As their name suggests, fishing spiders aren’t afraid to dive into the water to hunt for prey. While they may stick to areas where there’s abundant water, they can still occasionally end up in homes by accident, especially if you’ve got a pool or pond on your property. Growing up to three inches long, their large size can be frightening, but their venom is not toxic to humans.

Wolf spiders: Growing over an inch in length, wolf spiders have thick, hairy bodies and prefer to hunt their prey on foot like their predator namesake.

Crab spiders: Crab spiders get their name from the way they spread out like crabs, and their coloring can vary from pale green to yellow. 
Brown recluse spiders: Brown recluse spiders are one of the few species that are dangerous to humans in North Carolina, and you can usually recognize them by looking for the violin-shaped mark on their cephalothorax.

Black widow spiders: With black bodies and red or orange markings on the underside of their abdomens, black widows pack a dangerous bite though they are rarely aggressive.

North Carolina’s mild climate is ideal for spiders, and these arachnids can end up in your home in a variety of ways. Here’s what Mooresville homeowners should know about how and why spiders get into homes, the best way to handle a spider infestation, and how you can prevent these critters in the future. 

Why Do Spiders Enter Homes And How Do They Get Inside? 

When it comes to getting into your house, spiders can be creative about their entrances. Anything from open doorways and tears in window screens to cracks in your foundation can serve as an entrance for spiders. 

In some cases, you may bring the occasional spider in on your own. Firewood and yard debris make excellent hiding spots for spiders, and bringing these items inside could also mean bringing a spider in with them. 

As for why they get inside, spiders aren’t interested in human food or warm shelter like most pests are. Typically, spiders get inside Mooresville homes because they’re following pest prey, like flies, ants, or other insects they want to hunt. Homes that have spider infestations or problems generally have other pest problems first. 

The Best Way To Handle A Spider Infestation In Mooresville, NC 

Even if you’re dealing with a harmless species, like green lynx or wolf spiders, you should always leave spider removal and elimination up to the pros at Lake Norman Home Services. Professional assistance is usually needed for a couple of reasons – not only to eliminate your spider problem, but also to identify and stop the pest prey that’s drawing them inside. 

Our experienced specialists have dealt with spider infestations of all types and sizes – and there’s no infestation too big or too small for us to handle. If you’re constantly running into spiders in your Mooresville home or you’ve got another pest problem that may draw them in, you shouldn’t ignore it. Contact us at Lake Norman Home Services today to schedule an inspection or get more information about our spider control services. 

How To Prevent Spiders

Preventing spiders means implementing tips that’ll keep these arachnids away and also repel the pest prey that may lure them in. Here are some handy tricks to help prevent spiders in your Mooresville home:

  • Make sure you’re keeping food items in sealed packaging, airtight containers, or another proper storage method.
  • Keep trash cans covered with tight-fitting lids and be sure to empty them on a regular basis.
  • Don’t leave dirty dishes, food crumbs, or spills sitting out overnight.
  • Perform regular deep cleans of your home and declutter as often as you can.
  • Identify holes where spiders may be getting inside and seal them off by using caulk or another sealant.
  • Replace ripped or torn door and window screens in your home.
  • Sweep away spider webs that you find in your home.
  • Don’t let moisture and drainage issues around the house go unaddressed.

For more advice or assistance with safeguarding your home against spiders and other pests, call the experts at Lake Norman Home Services.

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