The Secret To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Kittitas County Home

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Spiders are everywhere, even here in Washington State. Most people want to keep spiders out of their homes, but the reality is that every home is going to have at least a couple of spiders in it. These tiny predators are just too common for your house to ever be truly free of them. And it's not like having a few of these roach-eating, fly-killing arachnids hanging around is such a terrible thing. It's only when they're in your face that they become a problem. But don't worry; the right pest control in Kittitas County can help keep the spider population in your home to a minimum. 

Characteristics Of Common Spiders

Different kinds of spiders have various behaviors and looks. For instance, a writing spider will act and look very different from a wolf spider. However, there are a few things that all spiders have in common. As arachnids, all spiders have eight legs and two body parts: a cephalothorax and an abdomen.

All spiders are also venomous. But don't let this worry you. Here in the United States, we only have two spiders that pack medically significant venom: the brown recluse and black widow. Your chances of running into one of them are slim but not zero. This is why spider control is so important for your home. You want to keep potentially dangerous spider varieties away. 

All The Places Spiders Like To Hide In Your Home

Where spiders hide in your home depends on the species. Some of our local spiders – like the common house spider or the European garden spider – will be hanging from webs in the corners of your ceiling or your attic. Other types of spiders – like the wolf spider and the hobo spider – will be hanging out underneath furniture, inside shoes, or beneath whatever clutter they can find. Pretty much anywhere can be convenient for the right kind of spider. As long as a place is out of the way of larger animals that could damage webs or crush the spiders themselves, they can and will use it. 

Five Easy Yet Effective Spider Prevention Tips

Unlike some bugs that require a lot of pesticides to get rid of them, spiders are easier to deter. They don't really have any reason to come inside our homes other than existing infestations. If you have a problem with roaches, ants, flies, or other common spider prey, then spiders will not be long in showing up. That means keeping spiders out is almost entirely dependent on keeping other prey items out.

Natural ways to get rid of spiders include:

  • Get rid of cobwebs wherever you find them. Consistent destruction of their webs will encourage spiders to move on.
  • Cover all garbage cans and keep pantry foods stored in airtight containers to avert attracting spider prey.
  • Seal up all cracks and holes in your home's exterior to keep out both spiders and their prey.
  • Fix moisture problems to deter prey items like ants, silverfish, and roaches.
  • Declutter to eliminate hiding spots for spiders and prey alike.

Following these spider prevention measures can help ensure that you're safe not just from spiders but from other potentially harmful infestations. 

Professional Pest Control Makes For The Best Spider Control

If you just can't seem to shake the spiders in your home, you may need to get professional pest control involved. Here at Prosite, our pest experts can pinpoint problems that are drawing spiders in to help you get rid of spiders and their prey all at once. So give us a call or visit our contact page to schedule your inspection today.