You might spend so much time worrying about scorpions here in Arizona that you don’t think too much about spiders. However, spiders in Chandler can be a serious threat, so it’s important to contact the local spider control professionals at Green Home Pest Control to help you deal with any spider problems. Learn more about these arachnids, including the best way to keep them out of your Chandler home.

How To Identify House Spiders

Common spiders in Arizona can sometimes be easy to identify. For instance, if you run across a big, hairy tarantula, you will know it. Likewise, If you see a shiny black spider with a red hourglass on its abdomen, you will probably know right away it’s a black widow.

However, some spiders can be harder to identify. Many types of spiders look similar to each other and can be tough to differentiate. Some less easily recognized spiders you might run into in your home include:

  • Wolf spider: Gray, hairy, and long-legged
  • Cellar spider: Small, round body with thin, spindly legs
  • Desert recluse: Plain and brown with a fiddle marking on the cephalothorax
  • Jumping spider: Compact, brightly colored body and large front eyes
  • Orb weaver: Round, patterned abdomen with long, jointed legs

Some of these spiders hunt from the ground, while others weave webs to trap their prey and their hunting strategy influences where you will find them. For instance, wolf spiders actively stalk their prey, so you might find them under appliances or hiding in cabinets. Orb weavers will likely be hanging from the ceiling or in door frames, as they weave large webs to catch flying insects.

Some Spiders’ Bites Are Worse Than Others

The good news is that most of the spiders here in Arizona are not dangerous. Almost all of the spiders you will run across in your house are harmless. Even the infamous desert tarantula, which we do have here in the Grand Canyon State, is not a threat.

The worst you can expect from most spider bites in Chandler is pain and swelling around the site of the bite, similar to what you would experience with a bee sting. That being said, we do have a couple of dangerous spiders here.

The black widow and the desert recluse both have medically significant bites. This doesn’t mean their venom will kill you, but it does mean the venom they inject is potent enough to require medical intervention.

Black widows produce a neurotoxin that can cause systemic symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and muscle spasms. The desert recluse, like the brown recluse, has hemotoxic venom that can cause necrosis around the site of the bite, so it’s important to seek medical attention if you are bitten by either of these spiders.

Six Simple And Effective Spider Prevention Tips

While it is not easy to get rid of spiders once you have them, you can prevent spider infestations by making a few lifestyle changes. The best thing you can do to prevent spiders from invading your home is to keep their prey out.

Spiders have no reason to come into our houses if there is no live prey present. Thus, making your home less attractive to the bugs spiders like to eat will make it less attractive to spiders themselves. Take measures like:

  1. Keep all indoor and outdoor garbage tightly covered.
  2. Store pantry foods in airtight containers.
  3. Avoid leaving pet food or pet bowls sitting out.
  4. Fix moisture issues such as condensation and leaky pipes.
  5. Clean up immediately after meals and never leave dirty dishes out.
  6. Seal cracks and holes in your home’s exterior to block pest entry.

Taking these measures can help encourage spider prey to move on, in which case, spiders will move on with it.

Complete Spider Control For Chandler Properties

Unfortunately, getting rid of spiders can be more complicated than getting rid of most pest infestations because spiders are typically not the only pest you have to get rid of in the event of spider infestation. You also have to eliminate the prey that attracts these predators.

This can be hard to do, especially if you can’t figure out what species of spider you have and what sorts of pests are attracting it to your home. It takes knowledge and training to understand the most efficient practices for eliminating spiders and the prey that entices them.

We can help you with that here at Green Home Pest Control. Not only can our spider removal service professionals find and remove spiders from your home, but we can also identify and eliminate whatever infestations attract them. So don’t hesitate. Give us a call or visit our contact page to schedule your pest inspection today.

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