It is the rare home that has never played host to a spider. No matter how new, clean, and well-sealed your home is, spiders seem to always find a way to get inside at least long enough to build a web or two or drop unexpectedly from the ceiling. A few spiders can easily be removed, but if you find dozens of spiders and their sticky webs in your home, call Northwest Pest Control to remove them.
There are actions to take that can help minimize the risk of a spider infestation in your home.
- Regular cleaning under furniture and in those corners where dirt and dust accumulate removes the shelter and food that spiders crave.
- Thorough vacuuming can remove spiders, webs, and eggs.
- Seal those gaps around windows and doors, and cracks in walls, that otherwise provide open access to spiders.
- Try natural spider repellents like peppermint or citrus oils or vinegar.
- Sticky spider traps placed where spiders typically congregate can catch them for easy removal
If home remedies aren’t working or your spider problem is greater than you can handle alone, hire the professional exterminators at Northwest Pest Control. We use a combination of methods to rid your home of spiders starting with our own thorough vacuuming and sealing gaps and cracks. We also spray insecticides and use glue boards (sticky traps) where necessary. We customize our approach based on the needs of your home and the severity of the infestation and will always bring you into the conversation to ensure you approve before we start.
While most spiders are harmless and can, in fact, be beneficial in trapping and eating other more nuisance pests, it’s important to be cautious around spiders. There are about 3,000 species of spiders in the United States, most of which will not harm humans. However, Oregon has some spider species that can be dangerous. The Black Widow and Hobo Spiders are both venomous and can cause pain, swelling, and redness, as well as more serious problems like vomiting, muscle weakness, and even seizures. Even the non-venomous Yellow Sac spider can cause pain and swelling when it bites. And while the Wolf Spider is not dangerous to humans, it’s so big and hairy, that if it surprises you, surely your heart will skip a beat! The good news is that the more harmful spiders are not what we usually find lurking in your home and spiders do not bite unless they are provoked. But dangerous or not, spiders do not belong inside.
When the cobwebs in the corners of your home catch the light and 8-legged creatures surprise you in the kitchen, call Northwest Pest Control. We’ll make sure those spiders stay outside where they belong.