When Does Spider Control Become Necessary?

According to National Geographic, there are “more than 45,000 known species of spiders, found in habitats all over the world.” It has been said that around 3,000 species of spiders reside in North America. Out of all the spiders you may encounter in the United States, the only ones that are considered dangerous to humans are the Black Widow and the Brown Recluse. So, if you find these buggers around your home, it may be best to get rid of them right away.


How To Identify Dangerous Spiders

How to Identify a Black Widow

Generally, a black widow’s body is half an inch long. They are shiny and black with a red marking on their belly. They often like to live in piles of wood, under stones, in hollow stumps, or in other cluttered areas. These spiders are highly venomous and can be deadly, so be careful!


How to Identify a Brown Recluse:

The body of a brown recluse spider is about ¼ to ¾ of an inch. According to the USA Spider Identification Chart, “a dark violin shape is located on the top of the leg attachment region with the neck of the violin pointing backward toward the abdomen. Unlike most spiders that have 8 eyes, the brown recluse has 6 eyes arranged in pairs – one pair in the front and a pair on either side.” These spiders are deadly and aggressive, so stay away!


Is Insight Pest Solutions Right for You?

Because most of the spiders you are likely to encounter will not hurt you, the likelihood that you need spider removal because the spider is dangerous is quite small. Because out of all the spiders in the world, very few are harmful, the most common reason that people need to use our spider removal services is because of cobwebs and the fact that no one fancies encountering spiders in their home. 

Here at Insight Pest Solutions, we recognize that spraying for spiders is not as effective as spraying for other bugs. This is because spiders have long legs and can easily avoid getting any poison on their bodies. However, we also recognize that spraying can be helpful because it will kill the prey that spiders are after. So, if you eliminate other bugs in your house, spiders will likely move onto another location where they can find more food. 


Other tips on spider control that will bring clarity to your knowledge of spiders so that you can stop Googling “how to get rid of spiders in house”, “how to keep spiders away”, And “how to keep spiders out of your house.”


  • Reduce clutter so that there is less room for spiders to occupy.
  • Get rid of leaf piles soon after raking leaves, because piles of leaves and firewood attract the attention of spiders.
  • Dump out any standing water that may be around your yard. This will help get rid of the insects that spiders feed on. 
  • Using sodium vapor light bulbs instead of mercury vapor light bulbs will make your home seem less attractive to insects. 
  • Keep your gutters clean, ensure food is covered, and cap your chimney.


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