If only all spiders could be as wise and kind as Charlotte, the spider from Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. Unfortunately, the spiders in Durham are engaged in an entirely different endeavor.
Although finding spiders in your home is always a little unsettling, remember that they are typically there for a reason. They come into our houses looking for shelter, food, and water. Think of ants, mosquitoes, flies, moths, cockroaches, and fleas (all the other pests you don't want in your Durham home) as examples of other insects that spiders eat.
On the one hand, if spiders are in your home, they are helpful in eliminating other pest problems in your home because the insects they consume may contain pathogens that cause disease. On the other hand, because your home gives these pests a sense of security, it also provides them with a secure location to reproduce, and some of these creatures are dangerous.
You don't want to share space with North Carolina spiders, regardless of what type you're dealing with. Some spiders have venomous bites and reproduce rapidly, allowing them to overrun your home, garden, or patio quickly. Every day at The Eco Man Pest Solutions, we assist clients in getting rid of spiders in their Durham homes, enabling us to determine which spider control techniques are effective and which are ineffective.
But don't worry, you won't have to live with spiders for very long. Contact The Eco Man, Durham's leading pest control company, to get rid of spiders from your home.
Our experts at The Eco Man Pest Solutions have been assisting Durham, North Carolina residents in protecting their homes from spiders and other unwelcome pests for more than 25 years. By utilizing cutting-edge, environmentally friendly products and Integrated Pest Management strategies, we work closely with our clients to solve their pest problems. Contact our Durham pest control experts immediately if you want to learn more about our natural pest solutions and how we can collaborate to keep spiders out of your Durham home.
Characteristics Of Common Spiders
Spiders frequently come to our homes and can be recognized by their eight legs, two body segments, and lack of wings and antennae. Spiders typically have between six and eight eyes.
Silk is a natural substance produced by all spiders and used for various tasks, including the construction of webs, the lining of burrows, the wrapping of prey, and the establishment of tethers. Spiders are exceptional hunters that use their hollow fangs to inject venom into their prey to defend themselves.
Even though they have a bad reputation and cause fear in many people, spiders are actually solitary creatures that try their best to avoid human contact, even when they live in our homes.
Most spiders people encounter aren't harmful and serve a valuable role in keeping unwanted insects at bay. However, it's important to remember that some dangerous spider species exist in North Carolina, so you should stay away from them. Both brown recluse and black widow spiders have venom potent enough to harm humans and our pets. Risky spider bite symptoms must be treated by a medical professional.
Whether or not they are dangerous, most people would rather not have spiders in their homes. Contact The Eco Man Pest Solutions if you think you have a severe spider infestation or if you find one.
Why You Don't Want Spiders Hanging Around Your Home
Although some spiders act as natural pest controllers by consuming bothersome cockroaches and mosquitoes, others can develop into pests in the home and garden. The following are some reasons why you shouldn't have spiders around your Durham house:
- There are venomous species: Black widow, wolf, and brown recluse spiders are among the venomous spiders, though the majority of spiders are harmless. These spider bites can require medical attention.
- They have access to your house: Food scraps and moisture draw pests like cockroaches, mosquitoes, flies, and aphids, which can enter your home through small cracks in doors, windowsills, and windows. Spiders will soon follow these pests into your home. Once inside your home, spiders will search for those pests as food sources and create webs in closets and other seldom-used areas if you don't control them. Caulk all entry points to your home, inside and out, to keep spiders out naturally.
- They cover your plants in webs: Spider webs come in various sizes, but they are typically 20 times larger than the spiders that spin them. Spiders frequently weave webs out of garden plants by attaching sticky traps to one plant after another. Walking through your garden or yard while avoiding getting caught in the spider's webs can be difficult if there are too many webs. The webs can cover and conceal your flower blooms; thankfully, they won't harm your plants.
To understand that you don't want spiders around your home, you don't need to have lived with them for a long time. Like most people, you'll want spider control services as soon as you spot one. At The Eco Man Pest Solutions, we provide residential clients in Durham with effective and efficient spider removal services. Contact us right away if you're dealing with a spider infestation for dependable removal services you can rely on.
Naturally Effective Spider And Pest Prevention Tips
Although they rarely cause harm in the home, spiders can be an annoyance. A healthy ecosystem needs spiders because they help keep other bugs under control. Even though the majority are harmless, it's understandable if you don't want them living in your home. There is an alternative to using harsh pesticides if you're wondering how to keep spiders out of your house. Your pantry or kitchen may contain some prevention strategies. Follow these tips:
- Remove the webs: Spiders catch their prey and eat insects by weaving sticky webs. A simple, DIY method to keep spiders out of your garden is to remove new spider webs routinely. The spiders will eventually begin to construct their webs elsewhere.
- Add plants that repel spiders: Spiders don't like the strong scents of lavender, mint, eucalyptus, and citronella. These plants can help prevent spiders from creating webs in your yard by being added to your garden. Use essential oils like tea tree oil and peppermint oil if you don't want to grow these plants. Add a few drops to the area around your garden, and spiders won't come.
- Spray a natural insect repellent: Strong scents like citrus and vinegar may discourage spiders. In a small spray bottle, combine water and lemon juice or white vinegar to create a natural spider-repellent. Always spray these repellents at the weeds and areas around your plants when using them in your yard. To prevent healthy growth, avoid spraying the repellent directly on the flowers and leaves in your garden.
- Put diatomaceous earth (DE) to use: Landscapers frequently sprinkle DE on the ground to use as an insecticide. DE can eradicate a variety of pests, including spiders.
- Remove hiding spots: Spiders prefer to lay in hiding places rather than crawling on leaves or flower blooms like other garden pests. Spiders frequently hide beneath the dirt, wood piles, rocks, woodpiles, and mounds of leaves. Eliminating any debris that spiders can use as hiding places will help reduce the number of them crawling around in your yard.
- Reduce outdoor lighting: While mosquitoes, flies, and gnats, insects that spiders feed on, are attracted by bright lighting, they don't directly draw spiders. Consider turning off any exterior lights you may have as a preventative measure. You can keep spiders away from your home by eliminating their food source.
It's difficult to determine which prevention strategies work best for your home. Using expert home pest control services is the only foolproof way to eliminate spiders. To start using your services, get in touch with The Eco Man Pest Solutions.
The Most Effective Spider Control With Professional Pest Control
To permanently remove spiders from your home, you must first prevent them from entering. Start by doing some exterior house cleaning. Piles of debris, plants, and leaves around your home and along your home's foundation provide spiders with an inviting habitat, especially when temperatures drop. Additionally, you could get your house ready for spider season by eliminating their food sources (other pests).
To prevent your basement and attic from turning into spider havens, keep them clean and sealed. Check areas for small openings or crevices that spiders and other pests can crawl through to make accessing your home challenging. Keep your home's interior and exterior tidy; they love dark areas. By using a spider repellant all around your house, you can make them leave.
Always keep safety in mind; the last thing you want to do is expose yourself and your home to risk from hazardous removal techniques. Calling a professional is the best action for removal and prevention when spiders are out of control in your home. Contact The Eco Man Pest Solutions immediately for assistance removing unwanted spiders safely and effectively!
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