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Spiders Be Gone: A Guide To Keeping Spiders Out Your Huntsville Home

October 08, 2023

a house spider crawling a dark basement

Spiders, oh, what a wonderful creature. Although terrifying, these arachnids are quite helpful. In fact, we are in the same industry: pest control. Where we deal with invasive creatures utilizing advanced human methods, these creatures deal with pests using webs, fangs, and venom. The difference between us and them is that they are pests themselves.

If you do not want spiders crawling around inside your Huntsville home, here are some things you can do to keep them out. Call EnviroGuard for professional options. We would love to provide you with local spider control options to teach these potential invaders where they belong.

Spider Identification: How To Recognize Different Species

There are dozens of different types of spiders that live here in Huntsville. Many prefer to stay outdoors and will rarely, if ever, invade homes. The three species we would like you to know about are house spiders, brown recluse spiders, and black widow spiders.

House spiders are the most common local species. They build webs, are yellowish brown, and have bulbous abdomens with a dirty white pattern on them. Brown recluses are small, brown spiders with a backward, violin-shaped mark behind their heads. Finally, black widow spiders are large, black, build webs, and have bulbous abdomens with a red hourglass mark on their underside. If you would like help identifying what kinds of spiders are inside your home, our team is here to help.

Symptoms Of Spider Bites: What To Expect And How To Treat

Not all spiders are dangerous to humans. The ones that are, however, pose a decent threat. The two dangerous spiders that live in Huntsville are brown recluse and black widow spiders. A bite from either of these pests is incredibly painful. Thankfully, there have been no recorded deaths related to black widow or brown recluse attacks in over a decade.

With this in mind, if you are attacked by one of these pests and start to experience negative symptoms, including swelling, nausea, irritability, and pain, seek medical attention. This will help you avoid more serious medical issues and reduce pain and symptoms.

Spider-Proofing: Tips For Preventing Spiders In The Home

If you do not want to find spiders inside your home, you will need to have something in place to stop these pests at the door. We recommend starting with these simple DIY prevention tips and tricks.

  • Utilize some silicone caulk to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks around your home’s exterior foundation.

  • Make sure all of your windows and doors are properly sealed and protected with things like screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps. 

  • Shut off exterior lights at night or invest in bulbs that are insect-resistant.

  • Reduce clutter inside and around your home.

  • Knock down spider webs as you find them.

To guarantee spiders stay out of your home, you need professional control. Our team at EnviroGuard offers many amazing home pest control services if you would like some help.

Professional Spider Control: When To Call In The Experts

Before you invest in spider removal, consider this. Do you trust us to take care of your needs? We hope that you do. Our team works hard to stand out above our competition and to maximize our effectiveness in dealing with all sorts of common area pests. We will inspect your home thoroughly, identify what species you are dealing with, and walk you through your options for control, all the while treating you like family.

If that is what you are looking for, we would love to start a dialog about our advanced services. Call our team at EnviroGuard to schedule an appointment for your home or to find out more about pest control in Huntsville.

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