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Spider Identification

What are spiders?

Spiders are eight-legged arachnids that lack wings and antennae and have two body segments. With around 43,000 different species of spiders living worldwide, it is safe to say the combination of sizes, shapes, and colors is almost endless.

Spider belong outdoors, living and breeding outside and using their predatory feeding habits to control nuisance insects. Yet, spiders insist on moving into our homes and have made a name for themselves as common household pests.

Are spiders dangerous?

Though many people have a deep-rooted fear of spiders, most are considered harmless and are not a threat to be around. Spider bites do happen, but only if they feel threatened. They typically do a good job of staying out of our way.

Most spiders don't have enough venom or venom that is not powerful enough to cause us any harm. However, in our area and throughout the U.S., there are a couple of dangerous species. Dangerous spiders have potent venom that can cause physical harm to people. Though bites from dangerous spiders are rarely fatal, the symptoms should be managed by a medical professional.

Why do I have a spider problem?

No matter where you live in the city, country, or suburbs, spiders are living nearby. Spiders are predators and hunt and feed on insects and other spiders. Our yards and homes often provide a natural habitat for insects and attract spiders that like to feed on those insects.

Where will I find spiders?

Spiders are most active in the spring and summer because those are the times of the year when most of their prey is active.

Outside, spiders live in areas that provide shelter against predators and natural elements and provide easy access to their prey. Trees, shrubs, gardens, and spaces under roofs and decks are regular spots to see spiders.

After following their insect prey inside, spiders will move to dark, quiet places. If there are insects in your home for them to feed on, they tend to stay put once inside. Common areas to discover spiders or their abandoned webs in your house are:

  • Closets
  • Storage boxes
  • The corners of rooms or windows
  • Under furniture or bedding
  • Inside pieces of stored clothing or shoes
  • Around light fixtures

How do I get rid of spiders?

Controlling spider populations is most effective when you partner with an experienced, local professional. At Men In Black Pest Control, our qualified and trained professionals are committed to our customers. We provide high-quality pest control solutions to control populations of spiders and the insects they hunt.

Our professionals will take care of your property's pest control needs through our customized services. If you live in Seabrook or surrounding communities, call us today and learn more about our effective residential and commercial pest control solutions!

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

Let us help you live pest-free with our professional pest control services and the following spider prevention tips:

  • Reduce areas of overgrown and dense vegetation on your property where spiders could hide.
  • Place lids on trash cans and recycling bins, keep outdoor lights off as much as possible, and remove areas of standing water to reduce the number of things attracting insects to your property.
  • Remove clutter from your yard and home that can conceal spiders.
  • Keep spiders and their prey from moving into your home by making sure screens are intact, weatherstripping is around windows and doors, and you repair any damaged siding or cracks in the foundation.