Spider and Arachnid Pest Control

When it comes to creepy-crawlies, spiders are often considered the creepiest. Whether it’s their eight legs or erratic movements, spiders are among the least-desired pests to encounter in your home and yard.

Although most spiders aren’t dangerous, spider infestations cause anxiety and can be an indicator of exposed entry points or the presence of more pests. Additionally, some spiders are poisonous and can cause health problems.

Why Spiders in Your Home Are a Problem

Many people worry about having a spider infestation in their home because they’re scared of these pests. While that can be reason enough to act, there are additional concerns about having spiders nearby.

Spider bites do happen, and while most spiders are harmless, others can be quite dangerous. For example, the bites of black widows and brown recluse spiders can cause serious harm depending on the size and health of the person bitten. Possible reactions include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pain at the site of the bite and beyond
  • Necrosis (the rapid death of skin and the structures it protects)

If you’re ever concerned about a spider bite, seek immediate medical attention.

Health concerns aside, a spider infestation can also be a sign of a broader pest problem. Spiders aren’t too specific when it comes to the pests they devour, so if they’re invading your property, it may be because they anticipate a good meal.