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Answering West Chester's Most Commonly Asked Spider Questions

Spider Questions

Have you ever found a spider in your home and wondered what kind of spider it was? It wouldn't be surprising. There are over 3,500 spider species in the United States. It gets even more confusing when you consider that spiderlings can look quite a bit different than adults. Let's use the wolf spider as an example. A female wolf spider can be as large as 1 3/8 inches. But she can carry dozens of spiderlings on her back, which often happens after her eggs hatch. If you see a tiny little wolf spiderling crawling on your walls, you may not think much of it. It will be smaller than ½ inch. It will also lack the hairy appearance of an adult. But that spiderling came from a large group of spiders that are now living in your walls— spiders that are going to grow to be anywhere from 1/4 of an inch to 1 3/8 inches. You may want to call a licensed professional when you see a wolf spiderling. Can you see how important it is to know as much as you can about spiders? It could save you from finding big hairy spiders everywhere. Here are a few more questions you should know the answers to.

black widow spider weaving a web

What dangerous spiders do we have in West Chester?

There are only two medically important spiders in the United States. You can probably name them with ease. They are the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider. Of these two spiders, only the black widow has a population in Pennsylvania. The species we see most is the southern black widow. These spiders can be found underneath rocks, inside brush piles, and in the gaps of a woodpile. Be cautious when you're out in your yard working. A bite from a black widow can make you very sick.

Why do I have spiders in my West Chester home?

Spiders enter homes in search of prey. Your house is like a big giant tree or cave. The more food a spider can find inside your home, the happier it will be. One of the ways you can reduce and control spiders is to reduce the food source spiders look for. Here are a few quick tips for reducing flying insects:

  • Keep trash in clean, covered trash receptacles.

  • Keep dirty dishes in water, rather than stacked in a dry sink.

  • Keep all your screens in good working condition.

  • Reduce exterior lights at night.

What do spiders hate?

If you've heard that there are natural remedies that repel spiders, you've heard a half truth. While you can lay things down that will repel spiders, there are many issues that arise when you try to repel spiders. First of all, eucalyptus, citronella, cinnamon, peppermint, and many other ingredients will become inert over time. Second, if you have spiders already inside your home, repellent will just keep them in your home if they have any impact on them at all. Third, barriers of repellent are never complete. Spiders will just go around them.

How do I get rid of spiders?

The best way to get rid of spiders is to hire an educated and experienced pest management professional. Removing spiders from a home is an intricate process that requires a knowledge of spider identification, spider habitats, and spider behavior. If you attempt to get rid of spiders on your own, you're likely to have little or no success. The results will be a loss of time, money, and energy, and you'll probably end up hiring a professional after you've had all you can deal with. We recommend going to a professional first.

How does spider control work?

A professional uses EPA approved products to monitor for spider activity and eliminate active spiders. Once the spider activity in your home has been arrested, a barrier can be put around your exterior. This works to repel spiders and eliminate the food sources that draw spiders to your home. A trusted professional, like the technicians here at Moyer Pest Control, will apply exclusions to bolster your defenses and keep spiders out of your home in a natural way.

If you live in West Chester, contact Moyer Pest Control for all of your pest control needs. We know what is required to get control of spiders and many other Pennsylvania pests

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