Spiders, despite their ecological importance as natural pest controllers, can often become unwelcome visitors in our homes. Their presence can evoke feelings of unease and discomfort. As a local pest control company, we understand the importance of controlling spider activity around your home while respecting the delicate balance of nature. Spiders can be beneficial but also be a nuisance pest around your home.
The most common spiders found in and outside of your Georgia home is the Black Widow, Brown Recluse, Joro Spider, Wolf Spider, Orb Weaving Spider, Common house spider, Granddaddy Long leg, and Yellow Garden Spider.
The only poisonous spiders that can bite a human in Georgia are the Black Widow and Brown Recluse.
Understanding Spider Behavior
Before talking about control methods, it’s important to recognize the behavior of spiders. They are adept at seeking out small insects as a food source, and they tend to make their homes in dark, secluded corners. Keeping your home clean and free of potential spider prey can be an essential first step in preventing infestations.
Seeing spiders inside of your home is often a sign that there are other insects that they are there to prey on. Treating just the spiders will most likely not give you the long term relief you want.
What can you do to control spiders?
Regular home maintenance can play a pivotal role in keeping spiders at bay. Here’s what you can do:
- 1. Clutter Control: Spiders love cluttered spaces, as they provide ample hiding spots. Regularly declutter your home, paying attention to attics, basements, and closets.
- 2. Seal Cracks and Openings: Spiders can enter your home through the tiniest openings. Inspect and seal cracks in walls, floors, and foundations to limit their entry points.
- 3. Regular Cleaning: Dust and vacuum your home regularly, paying extra attention to corners, crevices, and window sills.
- 4. Clean Your Gutters: Gutters that are clogged with debris can be an environment for many types of pests including ants, roaches, and mosquitoes. Keeping your gutters clean will help to keep the spiders away because you are removing their food source.
- 5. Turn off your lights at night: Exterior lights attract moths and other flying insects. By turning off lights at night you will reduce the food the spiders want to eat. The spiders will also create webs near these light sources.
How Does 120 Pest control my spiders?
Sometimes, despite our best efforts, spiders find their way into our homes. When infestations occur, it widow.
Customized Solutions: Based on our assessment, we will tailor a treatment plan to effectively address the infestation while considering the safety of your family and pets. Our service includes the removal of the webs and the application of a environmentally product that deters the spders from returning and building webs again.
Eco-Friendly Options: 120 Pest Control prioritize eco-friendly solutions that minimize harm to the environment. These may include targeted applications of low-impact pesticides and the use of physical barriers. Our programs are designed to use organic and green products first.
Assessment: 120 Pest control professionals will assess the extent of the infestation and identify the spider species present. There are only 2 spiders in Georgia that cause harm. These spiders are the brown recluse and black widow.
Once the spider infestation is under control, maintaining a spider-free home requires ongoing effort:
Regular Treatments: Our pest control program includes spider control at no additional cost. It includes attacking the food source and removing the spiders from the eves and home.
Landscape Management: Keep vegetation around your home well-maintained, as overgrown plants can serve as hiding places for spiders.