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Tricks & Tips To Getting Spiders Away From Your Greensboro Home

Spiders are one of the most feared bugs and likely one of the most feared creatures in general. While it’s understandable to be wary of spiders, in the United States, there is very little cause for outright fear when it comes to spiders.

The greater concern when you see spiders everywhere is that your home may be infested with pest prey that spiders are attracted to, including cockroaches, flies, ants, and other disease-carrying pests. Keep reading to learn more about different kinds of spiders and their potential dangers, spider prevention tips, and Greenboro pest control.

Jumping spider in a bedroom.

What Do Spiders In Greensboro Look Like?

In the North Carolina climate and humidity, a huge diversity of spiders can live and prosper. Often, they look much more dangerous than they are. Some of the most wild-looking spiders in the area include orb weavers and jumping spiders.

Orb weavers generally have an orb-like abdomen that’s very round, patterned, and decorated with bright colors. They may even have spikes. Orb weavers make intricate webs and tend to stay in gardens and dense vegetation. Jumping spiders have similar habits. With their large eyes, fuzzy legs, and bright colors, they may look intimidating, but they are more likely to stay outdoors and keep your garden and porch pest-free.

Some other common North Carolina spiders include funnel-web spiders, wolf spiders, cellar spiders, and house spiders. Funnel-web spiders build their nests inside bushes and leaves, but they can occasionally be found on the corners of buildings. Wolf spiders do not build webs but pounce on their prey and can grow quite large. Wolf spiders can bite but aren’t likely to cause negative health effects. Cellar spiders and house spiders are more likely to be found indoors than any of the others listed. Cellar spiders, also known as daddy-long-legs, and house spiders are generally large but unlikely to bite.

Is It Dangerous To Have Spiders In My Greensboro Home?

Most North Carolina spiders are harmless, though some can bite and cause pain. While all spiders have venom, very few are capable of causing humans any harm. Unfortunately, the two most dangerous spiders in the U.S. are also residents of North Carolina.

The black widow and brown recluse are both solitary, shy spiders that are more likely to be found in outdoor dwellings like garages and sheds, but they can come indoors accidentally through stored boxes or firewood. The black widow, while not likely to bite unless provoked, does kill around seven people in the United States each year. The brown recluse can cause necrotic ulcers that put a person at risk of serious infection.

Aside from these risks, having spiders around means that there is plenty for them to eat. All spiders can survive outdoors just fine, even during the winter, so when they do come indoors and stay there, it indicates they have plenty of other bugs to eat. This means that getting rid of spiders needs to start with getting rid of pest prey.

Easy & Effective Spider Prevention Tips For Greensboro Homes

Getting rid of spiders comes down to home maintenance and sanitization. Taking care of the things that attract their food should make a significant difference in your spider population. To prevent spiders, including the most dangerous spiders in the U.S., try these tips:

  • De-web inside and outside of your home regularly.
  • Trim your lawn and remove debris like leaf piles from your yard.
  • Repair leaking pipes or landscaping issues that allow water to collect.
  • Don’t store woodpiles near the house.
  • Keep outdoor trash in sealed containers away from the home.
  • Sanitize, vacuum, and declutter indoors frequently.
  • Check stored boxes for webs, eggs, and spiders before moving them indoors.
  • Store food in glass or metal containers.
  • Don’t leave dishes in the sink and clean up spills right away.

The Secret To Total Spider Control In Greensboro

There are dozens of different kinds of spiders in North Carolina, but every one of them is attracted to the same thing: pest prey. To get rid of the spiders everywhere around your home, call Go-Forth Home Services. As residential pest control professionals, we can not only get rid of the pest prey, but we can assess your home for risks that attract and allow them indoors.

Choose from one of several pest protection plans to get the right protection for the right price. 

If you’re not sure what level of protection you need, call Go-Forth Home Services to request your free quote. With over 60 years of pest control experience, Go-Forth Home Services is your best option in Greensboro for protection against pests.

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