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How to Keep Spiders Away from Your Home in Succasunna, NJ; Spider Prevention & Extermination

Spiders can send the bravest of men running. It’s reassuring to know that there are only a few spiders that will cause a bite dangerous enough to send you seeking medical attention. Spiders are arachnids and not insects. Spiders have eight legs, two body parts and come in different shapes and sizes. You can find spiders hanging out in cracks, overhangs and crevices in homes and while all spiders produce silk they don’t all spin webs. They use the silk for climbing, making webs to capture food, protecting egg sacs or for use in their burrows.

Four Common Spiders Found in New Jersey; Brown Recluse, Black Widow, Yellow Sac & Wolf Spider

brown-recluse-wikiThe brown recluse spider is about the size of a quarter with legs extended. They are tan to dark brown in color with a darker violin-shaped marking. They don’t use their webs to capture prey. The black widow spider is not considered aggressive but their venom is strong. The bite can result in nausea, aches and paralysis of the diaphragm that will cause breathing to become hard. They are identified by the red hourglass-shaped marking on its abdomen. They do use their webs to capture prey. The yellow sac spider is 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch in size and pale yellow in color. They are active hunters but don’t use webs to catch food. They are known to be very aggressive and are believed to account for more bites to humans than any other spider, with the bite being just as bad as the bite of a black widow. The wolf spider is a large spider with some of the larger ones being mistaken for tarantulas. They have camouflage colors of brown, gray, orange and black. They aren’t aggressive, but will be if provoked.

Spider Prevention

When you find spiders in your home they have usually made their way there by accident. Most spiders are venomous but few are harmful to humans. Most will not bite unless feeling threatened. The easiest way to keep spiders out of your home is to remove their source of food. If other pests don’t find your home inviting, then spiders won’t either. Sealing cracks and crevices in your foundation will prevent openings for them. Seal any gaps you find around doors and windows or any other ways spiders can get in. Remove clutter, keep storage away from the walls and keep vegetation, woodpiles and clutter away from your homes foundation. River rock can provide a cool damp environment for spiders, so avoid using it in your landscaping. Keep your home free of moisture, as much as possible anyway, and keep a dry basement as spiders are attracted to moisture. If you find them inside, you can use a vacuum to remove them and their egg sacs. This will give you a fast reduction. Just be sure to discard the vacuum bag outside when you’re done.

Spider Control

Cooling temperatures will bring spiders into your home and while spiders can be beneficial by eating other insects, most of us would rather have them removed and controlled in the future. You can have peace of mind that it’s done correctly when you hire Fall Guys Lawn Care & Pest Control to take care of the problem. Give us a call today!

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