Tips And Tricks To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Yakima County Residence

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Chances are, you don’t want to find a creepy, crawly spider in any part of your Yakima County home. Even if you aren’t afraid of them on their own, spiders can create a number of problems, ultimately including serious health issues for some. At Prosite, we have the tips and tricks to getting rid of spiders from your Yakima County home once and for all.

Types Of Spiders In Yakima County

Eliminating spiders, and fully understanding what type of threat you and your family may be exposed to, begins with knowing what kind of spiders you have in your Yakima County home. Typical types of spiders in and around Yakima County include:

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

Not all spider types are dangerous to humans, but understanding the differences can be a matter of life and death. The bite of even a black widow is rarely deadly, but you should seek immediate medical treatment if you think you have been bitten by one. Other spider bites can make you very sick, and bites should be washed immediately with soap and water. If you are unsure about what bit you, consult a doctor to be sure you are safe.

Are Spiders In Yakima County Dangerous Enough To Kill People?

There are more than 43,000 types of spiders in the world. Of these, only a small number of spiders are actually dangerous. Fewer than 30 types of spiders have been responsible for human deaths. Of these spider species, only a small number are present in Yakima County. Of those, even fewer are deadly. Typically, it is only the wolf spider and black widow spider that should be cause for any concern.

Even less likely, however, is that the bite of a spider in Yakima County would be deadly. The bite of a spider carries venom, but how much venom is what will determine the impact to a human. If you have been bitten, consult a doctor. Knowing the type of spider is helpful, but if you are unsure, still seek medical attention to be safe.

Five Natural Spider Prevention Tips For Yakima County Homes

There are ways in order to prevent spiders naturally from your Yakima home. At Prosite, we’ve seen a large number of pests in the area and know that each requires a tailored plan in order to eliminate it. Here are five tips that can rid your home of spiders, and keep you and your family safe from their bite:

  1. Seal all cracks and crevices in your home, especially those along the foundation of the house.
  2. Be sure easily accessed points of entry, such as the garage, doors, windows, or vents are securely covered with screens, door sweeps, or caulking.
  3. Mixing equal parts of water and white vinegar, you can spray your spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, attics, and basements to deter spiders.
  4. Rub citrus peels over doorways and windowsills or soak them in vinegar overnight. These natural scents may repel spiders.
  5. Mint is another natural spider repellent, which can be mixed with water to be sprayed or placed as dried leaves in small sachets, especially in entryways.

Although these methods may deter some spiders, to ensure complete spider prevention and removal, your best bet is to partner with the professionals at Prosite.

The Best Control For Spiders & Their Pest Prey In Yakima County

If you seek a bit more than a natural deterrent for spiders in your Yakima County home, you can rely on us at Prosite. We can come up with a comprehensive treatment plan, tailored to fit your needs. After treatment, we will continue care with routine follow-ups and monitor any pest control needs you may have. Call us today for an immediate inspection of your Yakima County property, inside and out.