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Preventing House Spider Encounters: Tips For A Spider-Free Home In Longview

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Living with spiders is no fun. These pests are not only creepy-looking but they also can pose a threat to humans. We say that they can pose a threat because not all spiders are dangerous. There are many species that pose little to no threat of harm. One local species that poses a minor risk of injury and a major risk of annoyance is the house spider. Here is what you should know about the house spiders in Longview and how to get and keep them out of your home. Contact our team at Gecko Pest Control if you would like to know how we handle these and other local pests. We will walk you through our spider removal and control options and find a plan that works for you.

How To Identify House Spiders

The house spider is one of the easiest types of spiders to identify here in Longview. This pest grows between ? and 5/16” long and has a yellowish-brown body and a bulbous abdomen with white and dark stripes that meet at an angle. You are most likely to find one of these arachnids near its web. House spider webs are found around attics, basements, sheds, and other secluded areas with minimal foot traffic. That said, you may walk through a web in your main living areas from time to time. This is super annoying. Here are some other problems associated with house spiders and why you do not want these pests crawling around inside your home.

House Spiders Are Dangerous To Insects, Not You

There are some fairly dangerous spiders here in Longview. House spiders are not considered to be one of them. This does not mean they do not have a painful bite, just that they are extremely unlikely to bite humans. The only time one of these pests will bite is if they feel trapped or are being squished slowly and have the ability to fight back. If you are bitten by one of these pests, you will experience a minor amount of pain and might suffer an allergic reaction. Talk with your doctor if you do not know your risk and would like to know if you are allergic to spider venom. It could save your life. 

Six Simple And Natural Spider Prevention Tips

If you do not want house spiders or any other kinds of spiders crawling around inside your home, you need to put something in place to keep them out. Here are some great DIY options for this.

  • Fill in holes, cracks, and other damage found in your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Make sure all of your exterior doors and windows are properly sealed.
  • Knock down spider webs you find inside and around your home.
  • Keep your living areas tidy and clean.
  • Turn off all exterior lights when it gets dark out.

For more help with spider prevention, talk with our team at Gecko Pest Control about our service offerings. 

Professional Pest Control Keeps The House Spiders Away

Professional spider control is not hard to find here in Longview. If you need help with these or other pests inside your home, talk with our team at Gecko Pest Control. We are a local and trusted pest control provider that works hard to stand out above our competition. We would love to pay you a visit and find a quick solution to your spider problems.

Call Gecko Pest Control to learn more about spider control in Longview and make an appointment for your home to have these pests removed.