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Are Spiders In Greensboro Hard To Get Rid Of?

Spider on a rock getting ready to hide.

Whether you are dealing with any of the variety of spiders common in Greensboro, there are a number of methods that are helpful in both getting rid of spiders and making sure that they do not return. Some spiders are more of a nuisance than others. They produce large, cumbersome webs in various corners of the home that attract and trap other pests and require effort to eliminate them. There are other more dangerous spiders in the Greensboro area that pose a real threat to humans beyond being simply a bother.

In this blog, we’ll review some of the many different kinds of spiders that are common in the Greensboro area. Next, we’ll delve into where in your home spiders are likely to hide. There are a number of spider prevention tips that we’ll discuss. If you have a spider infestation, don’t risk remediating the problem on your own. Call Go-Forth Home Services for the highest quality pest control in Greensboro for all of your spider pest control needs.

What Kind Of Spiders Are There In Greensboro?

Spiders are an all too common arachnid pest in Greensboro. While there are over 50,000 types of spiders worldwide, there are a few dozen types commonly found in the Greensboro area. The majority of these spiders, while venomous, are not particularly dangerous to humans. For the most part, they are more frightened of people than we are of them and are not prone to biting us. They tend to pose more of a nuisance than actual harm.

An example of a garden variety annoying spider in Greensboro is the cellar spider. These spiders are oval-shaped and range in color from pale yellow to light brown or gray. Their bodies are a quarter inch long with front legs up to two inches long.

On the other end of the spectrum, Greensboro is home to the brown recluse and black widow, both of which are dangerous species of spiders that you should avoid at all costs. Black widows are one of the most dangerous spiders in the United States. These spiders are black in color with a red hourglass shape on their abdomen. They are typically one to one and a half inches long. Bites from either the brown recluse or black widow spider require immediate medical attention.

All The Places Spiders Like To Hide In Your Home

You are unlikely to find spiders in high-trafficked areas of the house. They are most likely to be in more remote, cluttered areas such as:

  • Attic
  • Crawl space
  • Basement
  • Light fixtures
  • Eaves

Upon a complete inspection of your home, a technician from Go-Forth Home Services will search high and low, including all of these areas that commonly serve as spider hiding places.

Natural Spider Prevention Tips For Greensboro Homes

Did you know there are effective ways to prevent spiders from living in your home?

Here are some great tips that you can implement yourself to minimize the chances of spiders settling in your home:

  • Seal cracks in your foundation
  • Replace broken window screens
  • Clean gutters and leaky pipes
  • Declutter your home
  • De-web corners of your house
  • Utilize essential oils that spiders hate, like eucalyptus oil

If you already have a spider infestation, the best option is to call the pest control professionals to eradicate your pest problem.

Professional Pest Control Is A Great Spider Control Solution

Many of the spiders that find their way into your Greensboro home are harmless, while a few varieties are quite dangerous. Either way, they are unwanted pests that you want out of your home. If you have developed a spider infestation, call Go-Forth Home Services today. We put the safety and happiness of you and your family first. We’ll inspect your home, locate all of the spiders, exterminate them, and institute a spider exclusion plan to prevent all types of spiders from invading your home again.