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Tips For Avoiding Dangerous Spider Encounters In Rockville

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Have you experienced a chance encounter with someone that impacted your life? Maybe you met your best friend, spouse, or life partner through an unexpected meeting. A chance encounter can lead to good things, but others may not. For example, coming across a spider running along the baseboard is not something you anticipate as you walk the hallway of your home.

If you encounter spiders in your house, you need spider control near you from Womack Pest Control. Our family-owned and operated company has removed spiders from homes since 1943. We are known for our personalized service and knowledge of local area pests. As National Pest Management Association members, we ensure that our trained pest management specialists stay current on the latest methods and products. Please keep reading to learn how to remove spiders from your Rockville home.  

What Types Of Spiders Are There In Rockville?

Three spider species cause problems for home and business owners in Rockville: 

  • Brown recluse spiders
  • House spiders
  • Wolf spiders

Let's briefly examine these common spiders in Maryland to determine if they are crawling through your home. 

Brown recluse spiders have a 1/4 to 1/2-inch light to dark brown body with brown markings resembling a violin on their abdomen. These arachnids create tangled webs in boxes, papers, and seldom-worn clothing in undisturbed areas of the closet, attic, basement, and bedrooms. 

House spiders have a 3/16 to 5/16 yellowish-brown body with a dark-striped off-white abdomen. These arachnids create tangled webs in the upper corners of windows and doors in basements, garages, and closets.

The largest-bodied arachnid on our list is the wolf spider. The females have a 3/8 to 1 3/8-inch body, and the males measure 1/4 to 3/4-inch. These hairy arachnids have eight long, spiny legs attached to their dark brown two-part body. Unlike the other spiders on our list, wolf spiders do not create webs but hunt down their prey along the baseboards.

Whether it is one of these common Rockville spiders or another species, Womack Pest Control has the tools and expertise to remove them from your home. 

Outdoor Safety Measures

While spiders are a natural part of the ecosystem, we don't want unnecessary encounters with them. The easiest way to protect yourself from spider bites is to minimize skin exposure by wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants, and close-toed shoes. Because spiders live in areas with dense vegetation, avoid traveling through those areas when walking, playing, or working in the yard. Remove debris and junk from the yard to minimize the spider population around your Rockville home. 

Womack Pest Control eliminates common spiders in Maryland that infest homes and businesses. 

What To Do If You Find Dangerous Spiders In Your Home

Of the three spiders on our list, only the brown recluse spider poses a health concern. Wolf spiders rarely bite and only do so when harshly handled; a bite from a house spider is also rare. Brown recluse spiders are not aggressive and seek to avoid human contact, but they will bite when squeezed or when protecting their egg sacs. 

If you find brown recluse spiders, don't attempt to remove this venomous species; instead, contact Womack Pest Control. Our trained pest management specialists know how to remove venomous spiders in Maryland from your Rockville home. 

Spider-Proof Your Home To Avoid Future Encounters

While the best way to end a spider infestation is to partner with Womack Pest Control, here are a few steps you can implement to prevent future spider encounters:

  • Remove debris from the yard
  • Seal foundation and roofline cracks 
  • Repair holes in window and door screens
  • Install door sweeps on exterior doors
  • Relocate firewood 20 feet from the house and elevate it 

When a Womack Pest Control pest management specialist inspects your home for spider removal, we can provide additional suggestions. Call us now to schedule your pest management inspection today.