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Eco-Friendly Ways To Keep Spiders Away From Your Scottsdale Home

April 28, 2022

Nobody wants a houseful of spiders, but for those of us in Scottsdale, having a few spidery roommates is just part of the deal. While you can’t reasonably expect to keep all spiders off your Scottsdale property, there are plenty of ways you can reduce the number of spiders you have to handle. By adding the proper steps to your existing Scottsdale pest control plan, you can prevent these eight-legged pests from taking over your property.

Types Of Spiders In Scottsdale

Most types of spiders you’ll encounter are somewhat innocuous. Jumping spiders, wolf spiders, and banded garden spiders are all common in Arizona homes and harmless to humans. You may also run across a few big, hairy wild tarantulas on your property. Tarantulas might be enormous and frightening, but their bites aren’t dangerous and only cause pain and localized swelling at the site of the bite. Despite this, local spiders should remain unwelcome in your home, as running into their cobwebs or waking to find one on your pillow is no fun.

Are Spiders Dangerous Enough To Kill People

There are plenty of spiders on Earth dangerous enough to kill people. You have the Brazilian wandering spider, the Sydney funnel-web spider, and many other spiders around the world that pose a serious threat to humans. Fortunately, none of those reside in Arizona. The only potentially dangerous local spider we have to deal with in Scottsdale is the black widow.

While all spiders are venomous, the black widow's venom is potent and can cause problems severe enough to require medical intervention. If untreated, a widow's bite can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, muscle spasms, and even progress into skin necrosis. While most adult humans can't die from a black widow bite, pets and small children can. It’s crucial to be familiar with this particular species and make sure you keep them away.

Five Natural Spider Prevention Tips

Spiders in Arizona don’t have much reason to come indoors. They can get their water and don’t need humans for shelter or food. If these arachnids come into your home, it is because your property is sheltering their prey. If you start seeing an uptick in spider activity, it’s a safe bet you have an infestation of spider prey that’s attracting them. Spiders aren’t all that picky. As long as it’s alive and small enough for them to catch, they’ll eat it. Common pests spiders prey on include roaches, flies, ants, and silverfish. Moreover, tarantulas are so big they can even eat lizards and small mice!

Any one of several pests could be bringing spiders onto your property. This means the best way to get rid of spiders is to get rid of the prey that’s attracting them. To do that:

  1. Store all pantry foods in airtight containers to mask smells from pests—roaches, flies, ants, etc.
  2. Keep all trash cans on your property covered tightly at all times. 
  3. Seal off all potential entry points on your home’s exterior. 
  4. Clear clutter to reduce pest hiding spots.
  5. Fill gaps in door sweeps and windowsills with weather stripping. 

The Best Way To Keep Spiders Away

If your prevention measures don’t seem to be doing the trick, the best way to get rid of spiders around your property might just be to call in the Scottsdale pest control experts. Green Home Pest Control provides reliable spider control treatment options for infestations and will address the root of your pest problem. Furthermore, our methods are eco-friendly and won't harm anything other than the invaders causing you grief. If you’re ready to give your eight-legged roomies the boot, contact Green Home Pest Control today. We have effective home pest control and commercial pest control services to help you keep your property pest free.