The Ultimate Spider Prevention Guide For Salt Lake City Homes
October 15, 2023
Many spiders in Utah will try to invade your home to find food, water, and a safe place to stay. It's not uncommon to see a spider in your home every now and again. However, if you find spiders in your home several times a week, something in or around your house will likely attract spiders.
At Jensen’s Guaranteed Pest Control, we provide a wide range of customized spider removal services. While every spider situation is different, prevention is always the best way to keep your Salt Lake City home spider-free. Here is a look at some preventative methods every homeowner can use to prevent spiders from invading their home.
Spiders Are Not Insects But Arachnids
Spiders are commonly mistaken for insects. Like insects, spiders are part of the arthropod family. To fit into this classification, the creature must have jointed appendages, an exoskeleton, symmetrical bodies on both sides and bodies with at least two segments.
There are several different classes within the arthropod phylum, which include crustaceans, hexapods, myriapods, arachnids, chelicerata, and insects. Spiders belong to the arachnid class because they have two body segments and eight legs and don’t undergo metamorphosis. In contrast, all insects have six legs, and their bodies are usually separated into three or more segments. Insects can also have wings, and some go through metamorphosis.
Spiders are not insects. However, insects are the main food source for spiders. If you see many insects around your property, they could be one-factor attracting spiders to your property. If you see any type of bug in your home, a professional spider control expert can help you determine if it is an arachnid or an insect.
Spiders In The Home Can Be Problematic
Throughout the years, our spider removal experts have encountered various spiders, most of which do not pose any direct health risks to humans. However, two venomous spiders could make their way into your Salt Lake City home: the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider. The black widow measures about 1 1/2 inches long and has a shiny black body with a red-orange hourglass-shaped marking on the underside of its abdomen. The brown recluse is much smaller and usually only measures around 1/2-inch long. They have tan bodies with a dark violin-shaped mark on its back.
If either of these spiders bites you, you could experience nausea, fever, high blood pressure, or other serious symptoms that require medical attention. Because some spiders can be dangerous, it is a good idea to have your home inspected by a spider control specialist if you see any spiders in your home.
Five No-Sweat Spider Prevention Tips For Around The House
Here is a look at the easiest and most effective prevention steps that our spider exterminators use every day:
Seal all the crevices and openings around your home.
Keep your yard well-manicured.
Fix any moisture issues immediately.
Keep your home as clutter-free as possible.
Eliminate any insect infestations that you have around your house.
You should also remove any old cobwebs that you have around your home. If you cannot safely reach the cobwebs, you should contact a spider web removal service soon.
Contact The Professionals For Total Spider Control
Don’t let the creepy spiders sneak up on you and scare you in your own home. Call our professionals at Jensen’s Guaranteed Pest Control today to become one step closer to having a spider-free home for good. Our spider extermination team will work diligently until every last spider is gone.