A Helpful Guide To Spider Control For Sioux Falls Homes
October 15, 2021 - Spiders
Many people who live in our area are scared of spiders. Are you scared of spiders? It's ok if you are. Our goal today is not to fix your phobia but rather to ease your mind on which of these eight-legged pests justice fear and which are just scary spiders to look at. We also want to provide you with some helpful tips on how to repel spiders naturally and why many homeowners in our area are turning to professional pest control to solve their spider problems. If that interests you, here are some things to consider today.
What Types Of Spiders Live In Sioux Falls?
Many different types of spiders call Sioux Falls home. Many have no intention of ever invading your home, and much prefer living out in the wild. Some spiders hunt from the ground, while other build intricate nests to catch their prey. One question people commonly ask is which spiders bite? The truth is, all spiders bite; some are just incapable of piercing human skin with their mouthparts.
The Dangers Of Spiders
Do spiders bite humans? Sometimes. Will you suffer a fatal injury if bitten by one of these pests? Most likely not. Of all the species that live in our area, there is only one relatively common one that poses a serious risk to human health. You might know this spider as the black widow. The good news about this pest is that it is easy to identify. Just look for its large abdomen, jet black coloring, and the red hourglass mark on its underside. Something we should mention to ease fear is that with treatment, a black widow spider bite is rarely life-threatening. If you are bitten by one of these pests, seek medical attention quickly to reduce painful symptoms and lasting health problems.
Are Spiders Good For The Environment?
Although spiders are a nuisance inside area homes and sometimes dangerous with their bites, these pests are actually helpful creatures in how they cull insect populations. We recommend knocking down webs in and around your home to keep these pests out of your living areas, but don't see any harm in allowing a spider's nest or two to be up around your property as long as they are not in places you might walk into them.
Tips To Naturally Repel Spiders
- Clear webs in and around your home.
- Seal holes, gaps, and cracks in your home's exterior using caulk.
- Make sure your window and door screens are in good condition.
- Replace worn weatherstripping and door sweeps.
- Turn off exterior lights at night.
- Keep unscreened doors, and windows closed when you are not using them.
What To Do If You Find Spiders Or A Spider's Nest Inside Your Home
If you have recently noticed freaky spiders or their nests inside your Sioux Falls home, there is one great way to get them out fast. All you have to do is hire the experts at Olson's Pest Technicians. We train our technicians on how to identify dangerous spiders, what draws these pests into homes, and advanced methods to get and keep spiders off your Sioux Falls property. If you are looking for more than just spider elimination services, we also offer year-round home pest control plans designed to deter a wide range of annoying, dangerous, and destructive home-invading pest species.
Contact our team today to discuss your options for treatment and schedule your Sioux Falls home for a visit by one of our friendly technicians.