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How to Get Rid of Spiders

2012 February 16
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Spider Extermination – How to Get Rid of Spiders

Brown Recluse Spider - Spider Extermination

The Poisonous Brown Recluse is commonly found in homes in the Midwest

If even after regular thorough cleanings, you still see a good amount of spiders in your home it is likely you may be afflicted with some type of spider infestation. Spiders love to hide in warm, dark places waiting for their next meal to unwittingly saunter by. These hiding places can be found in any nook or cranny large enough for the spider to crouch into, even inside shoes and clothes. As spiders flee the outdoor elements, especially in winter, they are able to find ways into warm buildings to start making themselves at home in your home.

Spiders are different from other pests, and a spider infestation should not be treated lightly. Spiders are arachnids, not insects, and hunter spiders often carry poisonous venom released through fangs. Even if a spider’s poison is not life threatening, as some are, spider bites are painful and can trigger allergies or other health concerns. Products labeled to kill spiders available in stores will, most often, only do so if sprayed directly on the spider. Spiders walk high off the ground on their eight feet which makes them difficult to kill on contact, and residual chemicals and baits often do not work well.

Keeping the outside of your home clean will help deter new spiders from coming in, but will not do much by way of ridding you of spiders already inside. A good practice you can employ in your home is to weep away dust and web build-up in the eaves and around windows and the corners of any room. Also, fill any holes you find and make certain all your windows and doors are properly sealed. Remember, a spider can enter your home through the tiniest gap or hole. If you suspect spiders in and around your home may be poisonous, be sure to wear heavy gloves and clothes that cover your arms and legs while cleaning. If you are bitten by a dangerous spider, or are unsure of the danger of a bite, seek medical attention at once. It is much safer to err on the side of caution concerning spider bites.

Professional spider exterminators are equipped to handle all aspects of a spider infestation. Not only must the spiders be eradicated and their hiding places flushed out, but spider eggs and the spiders’ food sources (other bugs) must also be killed to prevent them from coming back. You may wish to talk with your local exterminator to determine what steps are necessary to avoid infestation in the future. Also, ask your exterminator about types of spiders common in your area so that you will be able to determine the danger posed by the next spider you come across.

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