What do you think makes spiders problematic? Does walking face-first through these pests’ webs drive you insane? Are you not fond of the way that they look? Most people consider spiders problematic because of their venom. To help you understand the problems spiders cause inside Riverside homes, here are some things to consider and some tips and tricks to keep these pests away.
Some Spiders Are Dangerous
Most spiders are not harmful in that they pose no serious health risks to humans. Keeping this in mind, it is never recommended to pick up or disturb a spider. Some species in our area have life-threatening venom and will bite if they feel threatened. Two types of spiders you should know about are the black widow and the brown recluse. Black widow spiders are easy to identify by their large size, black color, bulbous abdomen, and the red hourglass mark on their underside. Brown recluses are much more difficult to identify as they share many features in common with other common area spiders. One thing that sets these pests apart, however, is the dark, backward, violin-shaped mark just behind its head and its six eyes.
Webs Are A Nuisance
Not all spiders make webs, however, all produce silk. Different web-building spiders craft their webs in different ways and in different locations. Some build between trees and other post-like structures. Others build webs on bushes and other greenery. The dangerous black widow builds irregular webs in the corners of rooms close to the ground. Whether you find a web with your eyes or with your face, there is no denying that they are quite annoying.
Spiders Are Not Good For The Heart
One thing that should not be underestimated about spiders is their curb appeal. These pests are terrifying to look at and regularly scare homeowners. Something that might help you be less afraid of these pests when you see them is knowing that most are harmless. This, however, does not take much of the edge off for anyone with arachnophobia.
The One Benefit Of Spiders
Despite their many downsides, spiders have one benefit. They kill other invasive pests. Most people, however, would not consider this a fair trade for spiders living indoors. It also, in some ways, makes spiders more invasive, as they wouldn’t invade homes nearly as often if other pests weren’t invading as well.
How To Prevent Spiders
To prevent spiders, you have to address the pests they invade to hunt. Here are some great general pest control strategies our experts suggest you try.
- Seal off holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation and around window/door frames, using a caulking gun.
- Invest in quality door sweeps for your exterior doors.
- Check your window/door screens and make sure they are in good condition.
- Repair or replace damaged weatherstripping.
- Address sources of moisture build-up.
- Keep your living areas tidy and clean.
- Store leftover food inside airtight containers.
- Use a long broom to knock down webs around your home.
An Amazing Solution To Spider Infestations
If you are regularly finding spiders inside your living areas, we have one great solution to get them out quickly. Partner with the experts at Green Flash Pest Control. We will thoroughly inspect your home for these invasive pests and treat areas where they are found. We will also implement long-lasting defenses to keep these pests at bay during all seasons of the year. Give our team a call now to learn more about our general pest control plans and schedule your Riverside property for a visit.