A Step-By-Step Spider Prevention Guide For Auburn Property Owners
December 11, 2020
Why do people hate spiders? Is it because of their creepy appearance and multiple eyes? Perhaps it has something to do with their connection to Halloween, the spookiest holiday of the year. For most individuals, their hatred of spiders stems from the fact that some spiders are dangerous. If you would like to learn more about the spiders around our area and learn some simple tips to stop them from getting into your Auburn home, here is a step-by-step prevention guide for you to use.
Common Spiders Around Auburn
Many species of spiders live here in Auburn. Some of the most common spiders in our area include wolf spiders, orb weavers, house spiders, jumping spiders, daddy long legs, yellow sac spiders, brown recluse, and black widows.
Each species of spider behaves differently in and around homes. Some weave intricate webs to catch prey, others hunt from the ground. Some spiders exclusively live around gardens and others prefer to live inside homes. Even the way spiders lay their eggs is different. Certain spiders lay their eggs inside a silk sac and connect this sac to a wall. Spiders like the wolf spider carry their eggs on their back until they are ready to hatch.
The Dangers Of Spiders
Of all the different spiders here in Auburn, only two pose any real threat to humans, black widow spiders, and brown recluse. With these pests, you must know how to identify each and what to expect from their bites.
Identify a black widow by its black 1 ½” long body, large abdomen, and the distinct red hourglass figure on its underside. A black widow bite includes symptoms such as muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, chills, sweating, severe back, belly, or chest pain, a headache, stupor, shock, and restlessness.
Identify a brown recluse by its light to dark brown color, ¼ - ½” long body, and the backward violin shape located just behind its head. A brown recluse bite includes symptoms such as intense pain around the area of the bite, the breakdown of tissue around the bite zone, chills, dizziness, fever, rash, and vomiting.
How To Prevent Spiders
Your home is more comfortable without spiders, dangerous, or not. To help you fight back against a wide variety of common home-invading spiders and the insects they invade to hunt, use these simple prevention tips.
- Keep your grass cut short.
- Trim tree branches and shrubs at least five feet from your home’s exterior.
- Make sure your gutters are not cracked, clogged, or in any way damaged.
- Repair leaky pipes and fixtures in and around your home.
- Use a dehumidifier inside your home.
- Use a caulking gun to seal up gaps, holes, and cracks in the exterior of your home.
- Fix or replace damaged weatherstripping, door/window screens, and door sweeps.
- Keep your home as clean as possible.
- Be careful not to leave food out, but instead store leftovers inside airtight containers.
- After your pets finish eating, clean out their food and water bowls.
How Professional Pest Control Helps With Spiders
There is only one simple way to handle spiders, and that is with professional prevention services. At Prewett Pest Control, we incorporate advanced solutions and cutting edge technology to deal with pests. We will implement long-lasting pest prevention measures around your home designed to keep spiders and the pests they invade to hunt at bay. With our team at your back, you won’t have to worry about dangerous or annoying spiders ever again.
Call or reach out to us through our website today for your free quote and let your journey to a pest-free home start with us.