What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Spiders In Yakima County Homes?

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Few pests have the distinction of being a star in different venues. Hollywood may make a movie adaptation of the Lord of the Flies, which is not really about flies, but at least flies were recognized. Of all the insects, only spiders are the centerpiece of Hollywood horror movies and haunted houses. These multi-legged, multi-eyed, often hairy creatures cause nightmares and strike terror in many people. 

If spiders are in your home, you need the Yakima County pest control team from Prosite. Spiders often indicate another problem in your home that can be dangerous to your family and their safety. Keep reading to educate yourself about spiders and learn the steps you can take to keep your family safe.

What Kind Of Spiders Are There In Yakima County? 

Although thousands of spider species exist worldwide, you are likely to encounter the following spiders in Washington in your Yakima County home:

  • Wolf spiders
  • Hobo spiders
  • Giant house spiders
  • Cellar spiders
  • Black widow spiders

Of these five spider species, only the black widow is a venomous spider. A bite from a black widow feels like a bee sting and may result in flu-like symptoms. In rare cases, some experience chest pains and difficulty breathing. Like all spiders, black widows are not aggressive and seek to avoid human contact. 

Not all the common spiders in Washington look alike or build webs. Wolf spiders do not build webs; instead, they chase down and jump on their prey to kill them. The giant house, hobo, cellar, and black widow spiders build webs, but the structures vary in size, appearance, and location.  

What Makes Spiders Come Inside Houses? 

Like all creatures, all types of house spiders need food, water, and shelter. The primary food source for spiders is insects, and when there are many bugs in the house or property, spiders will follow in pursuit. 

Spiders eat insects like ants, crickets, fruit flies, mosquitoes, moths, and cockroaches. In some cases, spiders will eat other spiders! Other than the fast, hairy wolf spider, the other house spiders in Washington use their web to snare unsuspecting prey. When a house has an insect infestation, spiders follow them indoors using the same entry points. Once in our Yakima homes, they seek out dark, secluded locations to create nests, catch prey, and reproduce. 

How Do You Completely Get Rid Of Spiders In The House?

The best way to get rid of spiders is to use our knowledgeable and experienced technicians from Prosite. When you schedule an inspection for your Yakima County home, we will examine your home for spider egg locations and entry points. Our assessment will reveal if an abundance of insects is causing spider attraction. Once we have determined the spider species and possible insect issues, we will develop a comprehensive strategic pest control plan to eradicate the spiders (and problematic insects) from your home. We will treat and de-web the exterior of your home and carry out other parts of the treatment strategy. 

 How Do Your Prevent Spiders From Coming Back?

Once we have eradicated the spiders from your Yakima County home, you need to implement the following to keep spiders away:

  • Seal cracks in the foundation and along the roofline.
  • Close gaps around wiring and pipes entering the house.
  • Provide proper drainage to ditches, puddles, and downspouts.
  • Dehumidify humid areas of the house like the crawlspace, basement, attic, and bathrooms.
  • Remove debris from the exterior of the home.
  • Seal outdoor garbage cans.
  • Replace outdoor deck and porch lights with bug lights or LED lighting. 
  • Fix holes in screen doors and windows.
  • Install door sweeps under exterior doors.

Implementing these tips will keep spiders and insects out of your Yakima County house after we complete our eradication of your current infestation. Contact us today and get a free consultation.