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Say Goodbye To Spiders: Effective Control Techniques For Your Orange County Home

a black widow spider at night

Local spider control can ensure your Orange County home stays safe from these persistent and slightly creepy pests. There are so many different species of spiders in the United States, specifically right here in Orange County, and none of them are completely safe to have around. That's why we want to equip you with important information and control techniques that you can use to maintain a spider-free home. Thanks so much for joining us.  

Spider Identification: How To Recognize Different Species

Below, we've listed a number of common types of spiders that can be found in the area, along with some pertinent details on their appearance and behavior.  

  • Black Widow Spiders: This spider is well-known for its iconic red hourglass marking and jet-black body. While not generally aggressive, these spiders have powerful venom, and it's best to stay clear of them.  
  • Cellar Spiders: Cellar spiders have small bodies, long thin legs, and pale yellow to light brown coloring. As their name suggests, they often frequent dark and damp spaces in area homes. 
  • House Spiders: Most often encountered indoors, house spiders are frequent pests that reproduce quickly. They can also live for years at a time. Their coloring is variable, but they generally have dark stripes meeting at an angle.
  • Wolf Spiders: Living near the ground, the wolf spider is especially good at pouncing on and trapping prey. They're typically larger brown spiders with striped bodies.  

Spider Problems: Why You Don't Want These Arachnids In Your Home

Now that you know about some of the common spider species in the area, what are some of the problems they can cause in the home? 

Notably, not all spiders are dangerous spiders, at least not in terms of venom, but the black widow, in particular, can indeed cause severe reactions in some individuals if they happen to bite. 

Generally, you should keep your distance from spiders in your home and do your best to make sure your pets do the same. But spider bites are only one problem these pests can cause. Spiders can also develop into a full-on infestation if they reproduce in your home. 

Another reason you don't want spiders in your house is that they can be a symptom of a separate pest problem. In other words, the presence of spiders may indicate the presence of other pests. 

Spider-Proofing Tips: Protecting Your Home And Family

And now we'd like to explain how to prevent spiders from taking over your home, your basement, your shed, or any space you want to keep clean and safe. Follow these tips as closely as you can. 

  • Keep your home clean and free of clutter to minimize places where spiders can hide.  
  • Make sure that your food is sealed in airtight containers. (While spiders won't eat your food, the pests that do will attract them.)
  • Remove spider webs as soon as you see them to discourage spiders from sticking around and laying eggs. 
  • Minimize excess moisture by fixing leaks, maintaining drainage systems, and using dehumidifiers where needed. 
  • If possible, trap non-venomous spiders and set them free outdoors, far from your home. 

Of course, the situation may call for more serious pest control, in which case, working with an Orange County pest control company is the best option. 

Professional Pest Control: A Great Spider Control Solution

When it comes to the topic of how to get rid of spiders, there's one simple answer: call for help. More specifically, you should contact a reliable, local pest control company that lists spiders as part of its pest library. 

This guarantees that the company will be able to effectively address the problem in your home, and you'll be able to get back to relaxing rather than stressing about the creepy critters hiding in the dark corners.  

This is also the safest spider control option, as home pest control professionals are trained in safe pest control techniques that won't put you, your family, or your pets at risk. 

For a professional spider removal service that works, give us a call at The PEST Group. We can answer any questions you might have and get you started with a free inspection.

Our certified pest experts will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. Simply fill out this form for a free, no-obligation estimate.