In the United States alone, you’ll find that several thousand species of spiders roam and make their way into houses, gardens, and other types of spaces such as offices. Since they’re so common in the area, it shouldn’t be surprising that you see one in a dusty cabinet or cellar sometimes.
Despite their tainted reputation, having a few of these eight-legged neighbors around the home is actually beneficial. That’s because they help to keep away harmful pests like fleas and cockroaches. Seeing the occasional spider on the ceiling or wall may make you feel a little queasy, but it’s nothing that you should be worried about. But when should you start to worry about the pests?
You Think There Are Too Many Spiders
If you’re following a trend of noticing too many spiders around the house or workplace, then it’s something that requires the attention of a professional exterminator. The reason behind an alarmingly high number of spiders in the home can be that you have an infestation of other species as many house spiders feed on pests like silverfish and ticks. You should also be worried about seeing too many spiders around the house because an infestation doesn’t occur until spiders have enough food (other insects) to thrive and breed. Once they start, however, they multiply rapidly, and it can become difficult to eradicate in a single try.
You See Too Many Webs
Even though all spiders don’t necessarily create webs, if you can notice them in the corners, doorways and other areas of your house, then it’s likely the cause of an infestation. If you’re unsure as to whether you should be worried or not, have a look at the ceiling and doorways. If you can see thicker cobwebs, then it’s possible that your home has an infestation.
Don’t bother looking for spiders, because you’ll only trigger them if you do and they keep themselves well-hidden during the daytime. Also, keep your home pest-free using rags and mops, while vacuuming around the house to keep your floors, ceilings, and cupboards clean.
If The Spiders Are Venomous
It’s probable that you don’t know much about spiders in the first place, but it always pays off to know a little more about which ones are venomous and dangerous. Making a note about how to identify venomous spiders in your area can be helpful in case you see one, so that you can alert the nearest extermination service immediately. If you happen to experience a bite from a spider in your home, make sure to catch it and keep it safe for a proper diagnosis as to whether you were bitten by something poisonous or not.
If you only spot the occasional spider around your home but are worried that there may actually be more, have a look at some of the common areas they can be found, cleaning them often. Dusty, dark, and warm spaces such as shoe closets, attics, and garages serve as the perfect breeding ground for pests like these, so make sure to thoroughly clean them from time to time.
If you do see several signs of infestation around your home, don’t hesitate to call the experts at Preventive Pest Control!