Why Are There Spiders In My Meridian Home?
November 30, 2021
Are you frustrated with spiders in your home? You aren't alone! Luckily, you don't have to put up with these common Meridian pests much longer with help from local pest control experts.
If you are a Meridian resident, you should keep reading to learn what to do about spiders in your home.
What Kinds Of Spiders Invade Meridian Homes?
Several types of spiders are common in the Meridian area. Below are some of the most common types of spiders in our area:
- Black widow spiders are shiny black bodies with a red hourglass marking on their abdomen and can grow up to 1 ½ inches long. This species builds its webs in secluded areas low to the ground.
- Wolf spiders are gray with dark gray or brown markings. They grow from 1/2 to 2 inches long and don't build webs, but instead live in burrows where they can better hunt for prey at night.
- Hobo spiders have long legs and brown, hairy bodies and are difficult to distinguish from other species. Instead, identify them by their web, which is a funnel shape with openings on both ends. The web will appear messy, but it is actually well constructed with a large opening to catch prey and a small opening for the spider to hide and escape if needed.
While some of these species are more harmful than others, none are welcome in any Meridian home. Below, you'll find out what species is dangerous and the one you should keep an eye out for.
Is It Dangerous To Have Spiders In My Meridian Home?
The truth is everyone has spiders in their home. For the most part, they hide in places where we don't see them, and they don't bother us. These are usually not dangerous spiders. However, you should look out for one spider species that occasionally get inside.
There are only two medically dangerous spiders in the United States, the black widow, and the brown recluse. Fortunately, brown recluse spiders don't live in our area. If you suspect a black widow spider has bitten you, you should seek medical attention right away.
Where Did These Spiders Come From In My Meridian Home?
While some spider species are born in the cracks and crevices of your home where they live and rarely go outside, other species like the ones listed above will come in from the outside, usually when following their pest prey.
How Do I Get Rid Of These Spiders In My Meridian Home?
If you want to get rid of spiders in your Meridian home, you should contact us at Sawtooth Pest Control. The secret to keeping spiders out is removing and preventing prey pests. You can achieve this through our residential pest control plan that we offer bimonthly or quarterly to fit your needs.
Our residential pest control plan will include a full inspection of your property to identify conducive conditions and pest hot spots. After our inspection, we will sweep eaves to remove webs and nests, spray the perimeter, and apply a dust in the crawl space. On the interior of your home, we will spray baseboards and use other treatments as needed.
If you have a specific problem, we will address it during the inspection and develop a focused treatment plan.
Give us a call today at Sawtooth Pest Control to learn more about how we can help you get rid of spiders!