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What are spiders?
Spiders are predatory arachnids that hunt and kill their food. Different kinds of spiders you can expect to encounter in your Round Rock home include:
- Black widows: Shiny black spiders with long, spindly legs and a bright red hourglass on their abdomens
- Brown recluses: Plain brown spiders with solid-colored legs and a fiddle marking on their backs
- Common house spiders: Small variable-colored spiders with bulbous abdomens and mottled patterns
- Texas jumping spiders: Small fuzzy spiders with black, white, and gray coloring and furry fangs
- Wolf spiders: Large hairy gray spiders with darker gray and brown markings
Each of these spiders hunts its prey in a slightly different way, meaning you will find them in different spots. Reach out to us today for pest control in Round Rock and surrounding areas.
Are spiders dangerous?
The good news is that most common household spiders you will find in your Round Rock home are not dangerous. The two exceptions are the brown recluse and the black widow. Brown recluses pack a hemotoxic venom that can cause necrosis around the site of the bite. This means the skin around the area where you were bitten will often die and rot. This can leave scars and lead to infection.
The black widow, meanwhile, packs a neurotoxic venom that can cause systemic symptoms including nausea and vomiting, muscle spasms, and even trouble breathing. Most of the time, black widow bites are not fatal, but they can be life-threatening to children and pets. So it's important to seek medical attention right away if you think you or someone you love has been bitten by a black widow.
Why do I have a spider problem?
You typically wind up with a spider infestation for one reason: you have another infestation. Spiders are not like most other pests in the sense that they don't need humans for much of anything. This means the only thing that can draw them into your home in large numbers is an infestation of prey items such as silverfish, cockroaches, flies, moths, or other pests.
If you have an infestation of other pests, spiders will come running. This means if you start to see a major uptick in spider activity in your home, you should be highly suspicious that you have another underlying pest problem.
Where will I find spiders?
Where you find spiders in your Texas home depends largely on what kind of spider it is. Black widows, for instance, like to hide in damp and dark places like utility boxes and crawl spaces. Meanwhile, wolf spiders can be found in places like beneath appliances and inside cabinets because they stalk their prey, and this is where the crawling prey they like to hunt typically hides. Common house spiders are most likely found weaving their cobwebs in corners of your home near the ceiling or near light sources that can attract bugs like flies and moths.
How do I get rid of spiders?
The reality is that once you have an established problem, it is not easy to get rid of spiders. If you have one or two female spiders invade your home, they can hatch hundreds or even thousands of little spiderlings in no time. This is often exacerbated by the fact that all these little spiderlings have plenty to eat, thanks to whatever infestation drew their parents into your home.
If you start noticing lots of spiders in your home, the best thing you can do is call the professionals here at EvoFoam Pest Control for home pest control and commercial pest control services. We are intimately familiar with all of the local spider varieties here in Texas. We know where they hide, what they eat, and therefore how to best address infestations of different spider species. So don't waste your time or risk nasty, venomous bites. Just let us deal with your spider problem.
How can I prevent spiders in the future?
The best way to prevent spiders is to prevent infestations of spider prey. Spiders have no reason to come into your home if there's nothing in there to eat. This means keeping out bugs that are drawn to your home, such as cockroaches and silverfish, can go a long way to protecting your property from spiders. The good news is here at EvoFoam Pest Control, we don't just get rid of spiders. We can also help you eliminate the infestations attracting them.
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