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How Tempe Residents Can Tell If They Have A Spider Infestation

There’s no worse feeling than seeing a spider one minute and looking up and seeing it’s gone the next; even worse, walking face-first into a web. All in all, it’s pretty safe to say that spiders are best kept outside and far away from your Tempe home. However, it doesn’t always work like that.

Spiders are notorious for entering Tempe homes and making them their own, but the real question is, “why?” If there’s one thing to know about spiders, they don’t enter your home without reason. Their number one reason for entering your home is because it's a viable food source for them, ultimately meaning you have other pests in your home, which attracts spiders; they’re simply following their food. Spiders are entering your home for water and shelter, the same as basic human needs.

Despite spiders having the same basic needs as humans, they also tend to leave behind signs that let you know you have a spider problem, which is a good thing. Here are a few signs that mean you have a spider infestation in your Tempe home.

  • Spider Webs
  • Increase In Flying Insects
  • Dark Spaces
  • Egg Sacs
  • Seeing Active Spiders
  • Spider Droppings

If you’ve noticed even two of these signs in your home, don’t wait to find out on your own if you have a spider infestation; call Green Home Pest Control to stop a potential problem before it has the opportunity to start.

How Are Spiders Getting In My Tempe Home?

The moment you spot a spider, whether in your tub or from the corner of your eye, it may bring about goosebumps, but more so, it raises the question of how are they getting inside your home, especially if you’ve seen them on multiple occasions.

Well, one thing to understand about spiders is that while they range in different sizes, they have an uncanny ability to fit inside the smallest of spaces to gain access inside your home and stop at nothing to get inside, especially when following their food source. Nonetheless, these eight-legged pests can enter your home through windows, doors, air vents, cracks or holes, and any other easily accessible opening in your home. They’re also known to squeeze their way into your home in areas where cables, plumbing lines, or pipes with tiny cracks or openings connect to your home.

You also can’t forget that spiders are also just as notorious of hitchhikers as bed bugs are. If you leave anything outdoors, whether your children’s toys or firewood, spiders can hide in those items and get access to your home when you bring those items inside.

a spider coming into a home

How To Identify Tempe Spiders

While there are 46,000 different spider species in the world, here in Tempe, we only have to deal with a handful. Here are a few spider species you’ll likely see in your Tempe homes and yards: 

  • Tarantula: Larger species of spider that’s dark brown or black, densely covered in hair.
  • Brown Recluse Spider: Light brown spider with dark violin-shaped marking on its dorsum.
  • Jumping Spider: Stocky-bodied spider with pale, white, green, yellow, red, blue, or gray markings on its body. The body is also either covered in hair or scales that are bright or iridescent in color.
  • Wolf Spider: Similar in appearance to a tarantula, wolf spiders are also large, dark brown to gray, hairy spiders with pale markings.
  • Banded Garden Spider: Pale, yellow-silverish spider with several black bands. Legs are pale yellow with darker bands or spots.
  • Black Widow Spider: Shiny black spider with a red hourglass-shaped marking on the bottom of its abdomen.

Some of these spiders are significantly more dangerous than others; however, if you spot any species of spiders, they need to be removed immediately. Call Green Home Pest Control to treat your home and exterminate any spiders lingering around your home.

Tempe's Step-By-Step Guide To Effective Spider Control

In Tempe, it’s pretty common to find a few spiders in your home. However, they can become a serious problem when they spread and grow, especially when the poisonous spiders are infesting your home. When you notice an increased population of spiders in your home, it’s usually a sign of other pest infestations in your home, as spiders follow their food sources.

For effective spider control, you, of course, can implement the following prevention methods:

  • Vacuum, sanitize, and take the trash out often.
  • Store food in glass or air-tight containers.
  • Store outdoor trash in sealed containers a safe distance away from your home.
  • Address excess moisture inside and outside of the house.
  • De-web inside and outside of your home.
  • Turn off your porch light at night.
  • Don’t store firewood in convenient places near your home, as they make great hiding places for spiders.
  • Declutter around the home, and only store items in locking lid plastic boxes.
  • Trim your lawn regularly.

Though these prevention methods are very effective in spider control, the best and most effective solution is to start ongoing spider control services. At Green Home Pest Control, we begin your spider control services with a thorough inspection of your home, apply proper treatment, and offer follow-up services. It’s as simple as that.

We have over 30 years of experience treating Tempe and the surrounding areas, and we know a thing or two (or three) about pest control for pests native to the area, especially spiders. To get your free, no-obligation quote, give our team of experts a call.

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