Spiders in your home

It is common to find a spider in your Tucker home from time to time, it is a very different situation when there is an infestation. Usually, when you have many spiders they are there because of a food source. The primary food source is other bugs. Any other insect issue needs to be addressed to rid your home of spiders. They like dark areas and depending on your climate they can be drawn to moisture or dry areas. An exterminator is the best way to attack this problem.

Dangerous Spiders

While there are about 3,500 species of spiders in the United States, only two of them are harmful to humans. The Black Widow and the Brown Recluse. They can both be found here in Tucker. The Black Widow is a very identifiable spider, black with a red hourglass on it. If bitten by one you should seek medical care immediately. Their venom contains neurotoxins that can cause tremors, nausea, vomiting and chest pains. The Brown Recluse bite is usually not deadly but it can cause extensive skin damage. This spider is brown or tan with a gray tint and it has very long legs and a marking on it’s back that is dark and has the shape of a violin. If you think you have been bitten by one, seek medical care right away. Other spiders may bite but will not harm humans.

How do Spiders get into my home?

Like most pests, spiders will enter your home in search of food and shelter. Any small opening or crack is an entry point for spiders. Other insects are their food source so they will follow these insects into your home. They can also be brought in unknowingly by humans in plants or firewood or even items that have been stored in sheds or attics.

 

How do I get rid of Spiders?

If you are seeing excessive spiders and webs in your home in Dekalb County, you may have an infestation. The first thing to do is call us for an inspection. You will want to be sure that the spiders in your home are not harmful ones. The Brown Recluse can be difficult to identify if you don’t know what to look for. Also, if you have many spiders, it is probably a sign of another insect problem. We can help. We will use the safest and most effective methods for exterminating the unwanted insects in your home and the spiders as well. Using foggers or other store bought products will not be effective if you have an infestation and may do more harm than good for your family. Call us to schedule an inspection. Let our experience, equipment and products work for you.