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House Spiders 101: A Complete Guide To Common Indoor Arachnids In Lubbock

December 08, 2023

spider hanging on web in basement

Have you ever walked face-first through a spider web? It is one of the worst experiences. What is even worse is feeling like you have a spider crawling on your skin, even when there isn’t one. That said, there is one local species of spider that has a bad habit of building webs where it should not. We are talking about the house spider.

Here is what you should know about this local arachnid and how to make sure it gets and stays out of your Lubbock home. Reach out to our team at EnviroGuard if you want to know how we deal with spiders. Let us share with you some amazing spider removal service options and find a plan that best serves you.

How To Identify House Spiders

The house spider is one of the most common pest spiders in Lubbock. This web-building pest grows to be 3/16 to 5/16” long and has a yellowish brown body with dirty white stripes and markings. It also has a bulbous abdomen. You might find this pest in secluded areas around your home with high amounts of pest traffic. As a general rule, house spiders want to build their webs in areas where they will catch other pests, not people. That said, they do not always do their job right.

If you notice webs around your home, call in our team for a quick inspection. We will help you find out if you are dealing with these or another type of spider.

House Spiders Are Dangerous To Insects, Not You

Although scary to look at, house spiders are not considered dangerous spiders. They are, however, capable of quickly taking down prey that are their size.

One thing you should know is how to identify real harmful arachnids locally. House spiders can be mistaken for black widows because of their body shape. Black widows are, however, much bigger than house spiders, are completely black, and have a red hourglass mark on their underside. If you see one of these arachnids inside your home, do not hesitate to call our team for immediate control services. 

How And Why House Spiders Come Inside

House spiders are food-motivated pests. Honestly, all common spiders are food-motivated. As you might know, these arachnids eat bugs, arthropods, and other arachnids. What does this mean for your home? If you are dealing with an influx of pest activity indoors, house spiders and other arachnids will want to be around. It is just that simple.

How do spiders get indoors? They typically crawl in through whatever gap, crack, or opening they can find. Sometimes, they skitter in through open doors and windows. Other times, they find entry points around utility piping, electrical fixtures, wires, vents, and through cracks and gaps in foundational concrete. We recommend addressing as many of these entry points as possible. 

Professional Pest Control Is A Great Way To Keep The Spiders Away

Investing in professional spider control near you does not have to be difficult. Our team is here to help you with all of your pest control needs. We are:

  • Environmentally conscious

  • Dedicated to our customers

  • Quick to act

  • Reliable to a fault

If you would like help dealing with house spiders or other pests inside your home, we have your back. All you have to do is let us know you need assistance.

Call our team at EnviroGuard to learn more about our advanced spider control offerings. We will talk you through our treatment plans and find an option that works best for you and your Lubbock property.

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