How To Keep Spiders Away: Tips For Effective Spider Prevention In Roseville Homes

a black widow spider at night

If there's one pest that strikes fear in the hearts of even the bravest homeowners, it's spiders. These arachnids are so creepy that they have their own clinical phobia classification. If you're like most homeowners, the thought of discovering spiders in your home sends a shiver down your spine. But with professional spider control in Roseville, you can keep your home safe year-round. Here's what you need to know to keep spiders at bay with confidence.

Types of Spiders: A Guide To The Most Common Species

Though there are many different types of spiders in Roseville, two of the most common species that infest homes in the greater Roseville area are the black widow spider and the wolf spider. Both species are unique and have different characteristics that you need to be aware of before contacting spider exterminators. 

Black widows are dark black with a small head and a round, bulbous abdomen. They grow between 1 1/2 inches and 1 3/8 inches in length and feature a red hourglass shape on the underside of their abdomen. These spiders are most active at night and spin irregular webs close to the ground. They also tend to hang upside down when resting in their webs.

Male wolf spiders grow between 1/4 of an inch to 3/4 of an inch, while female wolf spiders grow between 3/8 and 1 3/8 inches in length. They're usually dark brown with pale or yellow stripes and markings across their bodies. True to their name, wolf spiders are hairy and have robust bodies with long legs. Like black widows, they're most active at night, but rather than trapping their prey in webs, they actively chase it down.

These are just two common spider species you may see in your home. If you're not sure what type you have, ask your spider removal specialist to identify them.

Spider Problems: Why You Don't Want These Arachnids In Your Home

Spiders mostly try to keep to themselves, but that doesn't mean you want them in your home. And black widows can pose a serious threat.

Black widows are widely known to be highly venomous, and while they don't bite often, they can if provoked or startled. Their venom can cause severe pain, swelling, fever, high blood pressure, nausea, and sweating. Depending on the severity of the reaction to the venom, you may need to seek medical attention.

Wolf spiders also tend to bite when provoked. And while their bites can be painful, they're not dangerous. You can usually treat a bite from a wolf spider at home, and it shouldn't cause a medical emergency. 

Since both spiders can cause painful bites, working with a professional home pest control specialist is a good idea to keep your property safe.

Preventing Spider Infestations In The House: Tips And Tricks

Though working with a spider extermination expert will help you deal with an existing spider infestation, you'll still want to find ways to prevent infestations in the future. Here are a few proven tips and tricks to help you keep spiders out of your home:

  • Get rid of clutter around the house to reduce hiding spots.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from your home on a raised platform. 
  • Seal any cracks, crevices, and gaps in your home's exterior.
  • Deal with other pests that may be attracting spiders to your home. 

These simple tips can help you keep your home spider-free.

Professional Spider Control: When To Call In The Experts

If you notice any living black widows or wolf spiders in your house or see webs that you're worried about, don't ignore them. Call your local spider control team at Neighborly Pest Management to schedule an appointment.