How To Get Rid Of A Spider Problem In Your Salt Lake City Home

Brown house spider crawling on a wooden surface.

Spiders are creatures fictionally portrayed in folklore and forms of entertainment as creepy. Some individuals experience fear or phobia regarding them, known as arachnophobia. In their natural environment, spiders play a beneficial role that stems from their predatory nature, which limits the population of many insects that are both a nuisance and adversely impact agricultural activity. Spiders are wingless creatures with eight legs that demonstrate excellent hunting skills by either forming silky webs that capture moving prey or relying on ambush-style tactics.

How do you get rid of spiders? Local property owners should consider seeking assistance from a professional pest control company when routinely encountering spiders indoors, as the presence of spiders might indicate that an underlying problem with some types of insects might exist. An experienced Salt Lake City pest control professional receives training regarding safely eradicating all types of house spiders and understands how to prevent spiders from entering your home.

Habits And Behaviors Of Common Spiders

Throughout the world, more than 40,000 different spider species exist. Here in Salt Lake City, homeowners often encounter some of the following species:

  • Hobo spiders: In outdoor yard areas, hobo spiders often form webs among rocks, piles of wood, or exterior walls. Because of their comparatively poor climbing ability, hobo spiders generally form webs near the ground level. 
  • Wolf spiders: The wolf spider does not form webs, has a hairy body, and moves rather quickly on its feet. 
  • Black widow spiders: Known for having a shiny, black body with a unique red or orange marking, black widow spiders represent the primary species in this region that poses legitimate human health risks. Indoors, the black widow usually prefers dark, quiet locations such as basements or crawlspaces. 
  • Cellar spiders: There are both long-bodied and short-bodied varieties of cellar spiders, which prefer indoor locations with dampness and darkness.

Do all spiders make webs? All spiders can produce silk; however, only some species form the webs that we typically associate with the common house spider. The silk that spiders generate contains various proteins woven using spinnerets (glands). The Smithsonian Institute characterizes spider silk as a “wonder material” that is comparatively stronger than steel and often more flexible than rubber. Although most species act as primarily solitary creatures, some types form massive communal cobwebs and will share their captured prey with one another.

Most Spiders Bite; Some Bites Are More Dangerous Than Others

Although the vast majority of spiders create venom, and many kinds of spiders can bite humans, the black widow spider is the lone species found in this region with venom carrying the potency necessary for harming humans.

Factors That Attract Spiders Into Our Homes

Unlike many pests, such as ants, cockroaches, and rodents that infiltrate homes and will eat the majority of human foods, spiders in Salt Lake City will typically remain only within homes that have a sufficient number of insects. Spiders also prefer homes with some clutter that allows plenty of hiding spots.  

The Most Effective Spider Control Solution For Your Home

The team of local home pest control experts with Pest Pro Pest Control knows how to get rid of spiders in your home safely and efficiently using two primary treatment options. The first is our two-series program with an initial phase that targets active adult spiders, and three weeks later, a secondary treatment with insecticide handles newly hatched spiders. We also offer an ongoing spider maintenance plan that typically involves quarterly treatment visits.

After receiving an inquiry, one of our qualified technicians will visit the home and initiate a detailed assessment of the property. This inspection allows for determining the nature and extent of the pest-related concerns and identifying likely points of entry. Keep in mind that we stand behind the services we perform with a satisfaction guarantee. Contact us today for a consultation.

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