Ultimate Guide To Spiders In Marietta: Identification, Prevention, And Treatment

When you find a spider crawling around in the vegetation on your property, it is to be expected. But it is quite another thing to find one crawling around inside your home. If you would prefer a home free of unwanted visits from eight-legged critters, you need to know a bit about what you're up against. Spiders in Georgia are abundant, and they are continually applying pressure to the exterior of your home. If you don't understand what causes them to want to live near you, how they grow their populations, or the reasons they enter your home, you won't have success keeping them out. Join us today as we break things down into a few simple steps. We'll talk about common spiders, how they behave, how and why they get into Marietta homes, and share five effective strategies to deal with them. If you need a fast solution and would rather have a licensed professional deal with a spider issue, contact ProCare Pest Services for professional spider control in Marietta. We'll guide you toward a cost-effective solution. We are your local area pest control experts.

Common Spiders Found Around Marietta Properties

spider on floor in home

There is much we can say on the topic of spider species in Marietta, but what you need to know most is what "kinds" of spiders we have in our area. Let's quickly look at common spiders and consider a few important facts that will help you identify what kind of spiders you have.

  • Most of the tiny spiders you find in your home are called house spiders. They rarely bite; even when they do, their bites are not generally harmful and may not even wake you from sleep.

  • If you go out into your garage, you'll likely see cellar spiders. The most common cellar spider is the daddy longlegs spider. These spiders don't bite at all. Their fangs are too weak to puncture our skin.

  • Most spiders build webs. These web-building spiders make a variety of webs. Strong webs are found in your garden and landscaping. They're used to catch larger prey. Thin webs are found indoors. They are used to catch gnats, ants, and other small insects.

  • A few spiders don't make webs; instead, they hunt on foot. The most common is the wolf spider. You may catch one of these hairy spiders in your home, but they generally prefer to live outdoors.

  • We have two dangerous spiders in Marietta. They are the black widow and the brown recluse spider. A black widow spider can cause severe flu-like symptoms, and the venom of a brown recluse is known for its necrotic properties. 

Spiders have a variety of reasons for wanting to come into your yard. It is helpful to understand how the process works. Let's take a quick look.

How Spiders Get Into Marietta Homes And What Attracts Them

Spiders begin on the edge of your property. They move into your yard when they find available food. A spider isn't looking to make a long journey. It isn't going to crawl all the way through your yard if there isn't a proper incentive. Yard insects are the first reason you get spiders near your home.

Another reason spiders will enter your yard is to take advantage of shelter. They'll hide in a child's toy, a cinder block, a lawnmower, a pile of junk, a stack of wood, etc. When a spider finds a place to hide, it may set up a web to catch food, mate, and create eggs. The eggs hatch, and from that one hiding place, many dozens (or hundreds) of spiders will go forth in search of food and hiding places of their own. Slowly, spiders may make their way to your home.

Around your home, spiders find things that attract them. What are spiders attracted to? Food sources, more hiding places, and moisture. For this reason, they often live in landscape vegetation, which places them right next to your exterior walls.

When a spider is living near you, it will crawl on your exterior walls. If it finds an entry point, it may go inside. The more spiders you have around your home, the greater the chance that spiders will come indoors.

Spiders that get inside may go right back out if they don't find food. Unfortunately, most homes have insects and bugs for spiders to eat, and spiders have no trouble living indoors so long as this food source is available.    

Now that you know how spiders get in and what attracts them, we can get to the meat and potatoes of this article. We'll examine five strategies that help reduce spider populations and the risk of unwanted encounters.

Five Effective Strategies To Minimize Your Risk For Spiders

Spider prevention is fairly simple to understand but hard to implement. You already know a few factors involved. For instance, you know that spiders want to hang out where food is found. But how do you reduce food options for spiders? Let's look at practical strategies to manage spiders.

1. Getting Control Of Spider Food

Insects are attracted to exterior lights. Consider replacing your lights with bulbs or fixtures that only come on when movement is detected. Bugs are attracted to moisture. A great way to reduce moisture is to make sure your gutters are working the way they should. Flies are attracted to the scent of garbage. Clean your trash receptacles, keep them covered, and get your trash to the curb to make your receptacles resistant to flies (and also resistant to the spiders that eat them).  

2. Minimizing Moisture

Excess water can attract both spiders and the insects they hunt. Reduce moisture by maintaining gutters and other drainage systems, fixing leaks, overturning buckets, and using dehumidifiers as needed. 

3. Removing Places Spiders Hide

There are a few places spiders are going to want to hide in your yard. Move wood piles away from your exterior walls. Pick up sticks and store them in a container with a cover. Pick up toys and other yard clutter. Move building materials away from your exterior or store them in your shed. 

4. Dealing With Spider Webs

One spider laying eggs on a web can give way to hundreds of spiders. Use a spider web removal tool to get rid of webs around and inside your home. Crush any of the paper-like egg sacs you find. Wipe down surfaces to make them less attractive for spider web development. Not all spiders are web spiders, but most are. So, dealing with webs will have an impact on most of the spiders you're hoping to keep out of your home.

5. Blocking Access To Your Home

Patching holes in your exterior is a simple way to keep spiders out. Use expanding foam to fill in holes and gaps. Use a caulking gun to create a seal around your windows and doors. Replace weatherstripping and door sweeps if you're seeing gaps around exterior doors and windows. Repair all damaged screens. 

Do you see how it works? Diligent control of conducive conditions, spider web removal, and home repairs are all you need to significantly deter spiders. These deal with the source of your problem rather than attacking the symptom, which is what most spider control products do. When you need to get control of spiders in your home and don't want to wait for all-natural methods to drive them out, contact a pest control service provider.

Got Spiders? ProCare Pest Services Can Help

When you have spider concerns, ProCare Pest Services can help. We can address indoor spiders and get them under control and also manage spiders around your home to prevent more from entering. A pest control service plan is a great way to deal with spiders. Here are a few reasons.

  • Yard Pest Control: Pest control reduces the biggest reasons spiders want to live on your property. Spiders want to live where there is plenty of food for their offspring. We use a range of methods and materials to limit pest activity near your home, which, in turn, limits spiders.

  • Perimeter Pest Control: During your service visits, we apply a liquid treatment to your foundation and create a barrier that resists spiders and other pests, preventing them from finding their way indoors.

  • Interior Pest Control: If you ever have issues with indoor pests, we help you solve those problems quickly. When spiders don't find food in your home, they won't want to live with you.

  • Exterior Spider Web Removal: Spiders often start to become a problem when webs aren't dealt with, and it is easy to put web removal on the back burner. We deal with those webs during each service visit. It happens like clockwork; you don't have to think about it.

  • All of the services we provide are performed by trained and experienced technicians, so you get the results you want.

  • Our service is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. When pests cause extra trouble, you're covered. We provide free re-services as needed.

Are you in Marietta? Contact ProCare Pest Services today and get started with ongoing pest control service. Life is a lot nicer without pests. Why not give that pest-free life a try? We look forward to helping you find the perfect home pest control solution for your Marietta home.

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