Spider Control

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Spiders have the ability to cause people to shriek in terror. Unfortunately, these eight-legged crawlies often take refuge inside of homes and buildings. While most spiders are not dangerous, there are a few species that should be avoided at all costs. Here are few facts you should know about spider control.

How Do Spiders Get Into Your Home?

Like most household pests, spiders enter through cracks and holes. This is why it’s so important to keep your home properly sealed throughout the year. Be sure to check your doors, air vents, walls, windows, and plumbing lines for open entryways. Before carrying in items that are being stored outdoors, always inspect for spiders. Remember, these pests can also hitchhike into your home by hiding out in storage boxes.

Different Types of Spiders Found in North San Diego County

Since San Diego county has a great weather, there are many different types of spiders homeowners need to be on the look out for. 

Wolf Spider

Although wolf spiders may have an intimating look, they are fortunately not aggressive. Because these non-poisonous spiders don’t spin webs, they often go unnoticed for long periods. Don’t be surprised to find wolf spiders hiding out in closets and cellars.

Garden Spider

Known for spinning orb-shaped webs, garden spiders are among the most common in San Diego County. They do a great job of eating other troublesome pests. Nevertheless, you still don’t want them hanging around your home.

Black Widow Spider

If you happen to see a spider that features a red hourglass marking, keep your distance. The black widow is among the most dangerous spiders we encounter. Its venom can cause intense muscle cramps, abdominal pain, and fevers. Luckily, these spiders are rather shy. Although there are also brown widows in the area, they aren’t quite as poisonous.

Desert Recluse

The desert recluse is another menacing spider. Its venom is powerful enough to destroy human tissue. After being bitten, many people are left with a crater-like wound. Although desert recluse spiders prefer to stay outdoors, people can unintentionally bring them inside.

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy long-legs are recognizable by their small body and very long legs. They are disconcerting but relatively harmless. They're likely to linger in dark, damp places, such as basements.

Brown Recluse

Brown recluse spiders prefer dark, solitary places, like old sheds, pantries and wood piles. Their bite can cause necrosis of the skin. They have a distinctive dark brown violin marking on their back. Do not disturb a brown recluse spider. Contact us to handle them.

How To Prevent Spiders From Entering Your Home

As mentioned earlier, the first step in preventing spider infestations is to eliminate unsealed entryways. Most crevices and gaps can usually be filled with caulking. It’s also a good idea to install mesh insect screens over vents. Furthermore, don’t overlook the importance of keeping a clean home.

How to Get Rid of Spiders in Your Home - Our Treatment

To completely prevent and get rid of spider infestations, you’ll need professional treatment. Our spider control technicians use low-impact products that won’t put your family’s health at risk. They know how to keep these scary pests at bay.

Pinpoint can handle your spider infestations. We have been serving San Diego County for more than 40 years. Contact us today for a free quote or to schedule an appointment.