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Why Do I Have Spiders In My Clarksburg Home?

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No matter how serious the spider problem is, local spider control in Clarksburg can handle it. It’s true spiders serve an important purpose out in the wild, but that doesn’t mean you have to tolerate a spider presence in your home.  

In today’s article, we want to really get to the root of the problem: why do spider issues develop, and how can you tell what kinds of spiders are hiding inside your house? 

In addition to answering these questions, we will explain how you can reliably get rid of spiders and prevent spiders from entering your Clarksburg home in the future with the assistance of Womack Pest Control. Without further ado, let’s talk spider control. 

How Can I Tell What Kind Of Spiders Are In My House?

Identifying house spiders is much easier than you might think. That’s because individual spider species often have distinctive visual traits, unlike other types of pests such as ants, flies, or mosquitoes. 

In particular, you should feel fairly confident distinguishing between three of the species commonly found in the area: house spiders, brown recluse spiders, and wolf spiders. 

House spiders, also known as common house spiders, are usually small, at just 1/4  inch long. They’re typically some shade of brown and can also have spots on their bodies. 

Brown recluse spiders are slightly larger than common house spiders, but they also have a distinctive violin shape on their backs, making them relatively easy to identify. 

Lastly, wolf spiders are the biggest of this bunch. They have large eyes, are visibly hairy, and have stripes along their bodies. 

What Causes An Infestation Of Spiders In The House?

What causes spiders in the house? We’ll be talking about practical spider prevention measures soon enough, but in a broader sense, understanding why spiders come into homes, to begin with, helps mitigate spider issues. 

And what’s more, the answer isn’t a complicated one. Spiders are just trying to survive. They want a place to live where they’ll be safe from predators, and they want access to prey of their own, which tends to be small insects that can’t defend themselves well. 

In a basic sense, spider infestations are caused by an abundance of these favorable conditions. If a house provides shelter and food, more and more spiders will want to move in. Of course, spider infestations also depend on access to the house, so there must be gaps or entry points that let spiders come inside. 

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Spiders?

At long last, here’s our recommendation for how to get rid of spiders for good: partner with a pest control agency in your town. You can request an inspection or provide information on the nature of the spider problem and request comprehensive control.

Our pest management specialists at Womack Pest Control understand how to safely handle spider infestations without putting anyone at risk, and when they have removed the infestation, you’ll have a home where you can truly relax.   

Pest control companies can also be an excellent resource for learning more about how to prevent spiders in the future. But in the meantime, we have some prevention tips to get you started. 

How Can I Prevent Spiders In The Future?

Before we go, let’s talk about how to keep spiders away. Here is a list of simple but effective tips for making your home less accessible and less appealing to spiders: 

  • Manage existing pest problems, especially moths, ants, flies, and mosquitoes. 
  • Repair damaged window screens. 
  • Reduce humidity inside the home. 
  • Repair or seal small cracks in the outer walls of your house. 
  • Remove clutter from your house and garage. 
  • Check storage boxes and groceries for signs of spiders before bringing them indoors. 

If you need spider control near you, contact Womack Pest Control at your earliest convenience.