How to Keep Spiders Out of Your Gilbert Home

10/12/2021

Spiders are generally not the most welcome intruder into your Gilbert home, but most spiders that you encounter are not particularly dangerous. However, it is important to be familiar with area spiders and prevention tips to keep your home spider-free.

wolf spider in a living room

Spiders Common to Gilbert

Most spider types that you will encounter in and around your Gilbert property will not be medically dangerous, even if they look fairly frightening. That being said, these spiders can still bite and may generally not be welcome in your home. 

Below, you can see the most commonly encountered spiders in the area. In general, these spiders come into homes as they follow and hunt insect prey- keeping your home as pest-free as possible with the help of the professionals at Green Home Pest Control is a great way to remain spider-free.

  • Tarantulas: Though they can grow quite large and be a frightening sight, tarantulas don’t pose much threat to humans. They range in color from tan to dark brown and have rather large, hairy legs.

  • Jumping Spiders: A small spider, jumping spiders will flee humans and bite only when attacked. They can appear in a range of colors.

  • Wolf Spiders: Another large spider, wolf spiders, are light to dark brown with two dark stripes on their back. They are virtually harmless to humans despite their appearance.

  • Black Widows: Unfortunately, one of the most dangerous spiders in the United States can be found in Gilbert homes. The black widow is black with a red hourglass marking on its abdomen. It will bite unsuspecting humans or pets if it feels threatened, and bites will require medical attention. 

  • Brown Recluse: While not true brown recluses, Gilbert is home to two varieties of brown recluses that can have very dangerous bites. This spider is typically medium-sized and brown in color, with a dark violin-shaped mark on its back.

Spider Prevention Tips

These spider prevention tips can help keep your home completely clear of spiders and the pests that they target:

  • Store food and trash properly both inside and outside of your home. This will prevent insects such as ants and cockroaches from being drawn to your property and bringing spiders along with them.

  • Clear out cluttered areas and sweep away webs, especially those in basements, garages, and attics. This ensures that spiders don't have a place to set up their home around your property.

  • Address any leaks inside or outside of your house as moisture can attract both spiders and the pests that they prey on.

  • Seal up potential entry areas around windows and doors; check weather stripping, screen doors, and your home’s foundation to ensure there is no way for a spider or other pests to make their way into your home.

  • Clear up yard debris and make sure to store firewood at least 10 feet away from your home, preferably on a raised platform. This will prevent black widows and other spiders from hiding out around your property.

Spider Removal Assistance

The best way to deal with spiders is to eliminate their food source from around your property – this means enlisting the ongoing help of the professionals at Green Home Pest Control. The experts can perform routine checks of your home and help eliminate any trace of pests and spiders, so your home always stays insect-free.

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