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Why Spiders Invade Durham Homes And How To Keep Them Out

April 10, 2023 - Spiders

Spiders strike terror into the hearts of the tens of millions of Americans who have some degree of arachnophobia — fear of spiders. In this guide, you’ll learn about the most often-found spiders in the Durham area, why spiders are in your home, how to prevent spiders in the future, and why you should contact a Durham pest control company like The Eco Man Pest Solutions to get rid of them. 

Types Of Spiders Commonly Found Around Durham 

There are many kinds of spiders you may find around your Durham home, but four of the most common are the black widow spider, brown recluse spider, house spider, and wolf spider. The black widow spider and brown recluse spider are among the most venomous spiders in North America. 

If you’re bitten by a black widow spider, which you can identify by its shiny black body with a red hourglass shape on its belly, you should seek immediate medical attention. Its bite can cause nausea, vomiting, sweating, and muscle cramps. You may also experience pain not just around the bite location, but also in your abdomen, chest, or back. 

Brown recluse spiders, identifiable by the violin shape on their backs, cause very different symptoms with their venom. The pain around the bite will increase over the course of several hours. You’ll have a fever with chills and body aches. The wound may turn pale, with dark blue or purple around it, and a red ring encircling that. After that, the skin in that area may die and slough off, leaving an ulcer. You need urgent medical attention if a brown recluse spider bites you. 

House spiders are innocuous, with slender bodies and thinner legs. They spin webs in corners and wait for prey to happen upon the webs. 

Wolf spiders don’t spin webs; they use their silk to bind their prey after they’ve run it down and captured it. Wolf spiders can be scary looking. They have thick bodies that can grow up to 1 ½ inches long and thick legs that can make them as large as a grown man’s palm.

Spiders Often Follow Pest Prey Into The Home

Spiders go where their food is. If you’re suddenly seeing a lot of spiders in your home, it’s likely you have another pest infesting your home, too. Spiders eat cockroaches, flies, beetles, moths, and other insects. In that way, they’re beneficial, providing you with free pest control services. However, they still don’t belong in your house, especially the venomous varieties. 

If you need to know how to eliminate spiders, one good way is to get rid of the insects they’re eating in your home. To get rid of all the unwanted pests in your home, contact The Eco Man Pest Solutions for help.

Prevention Is Key To Effective Spider Control

You need to know how to keep spiders out of your home. Here are some tips:

  • Get rid of clutter in your basement, attic, and garage, where spiders like to hide.
  • Seal your house by caulking cracks in your foundation, repairing torn window screens, and installing door sweeps and weatherstripping.
  • Check potted plants and other packages before bringing them into the house for hidden spiders.
  • Vacuum and dust regularly, making sure to get under and on top of furniture.
  • Clean up your yard of debris, brush, and fallen leaves.

To learn how to get rid of spiders for good, call The Eco Man Pest Solutions and enlist our help in getting rid of your pest problem today.

Contact The Professionals For Total Spider Control

At The Eco Man Pest Solutions, our 25 years of experience have taught us how to rid your house of spiders. We use eco-friendly products to treat for both spiders and their prey and eliminate them from your home. For us, it’s not about the bugs; it’s about the people. Contact us today for your free quote. 

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