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What are spiders?

Like mites, ticks, and scorpions, spiders are arachnids. All arachnids share a few physical characteristics, including having two body regions and eight legs. They lack wings and antennae. Spiders all produce silk, though not all use it to build webs. All spiders also have venom that they inject into their prey to paralyze them. They will bite as a means of defense, injecting their venom into the threat.

We have a wide variety of spiders living throughout Texas, most live outside, far away from people, but others regularly find a way into our yards and eventually our homes. To get spiders out of your Beaumont home, request services from Pestco Professional Pest Control today.

Are spiders dangerous?

Most people aren't thrilled when they begin finding spiders in their homes. Their appearance and quick movements are enough to startle anyone. The good news is that most of the spiders that live near people are not harmful; their biggest threat is to the insects they are hunting and feeding on.

Spiders are shy and reclusive and do their best to stay away from people. While they themselves are excellent hunters, larger animals will hunt and feed on them, so they always do their best to hide in dark, quiet spaces.

Unfortunately, not all spiders are harmless; there are dangerous species of spiders living across the country and in Texas. Spiders are labeled as dangerous when their venom is potent enough to affect a person's health. If you are ever concerned about a bite you have received from a spider, it is crucial to seek medical attention so the symptoms can be managed by a professional.

Why do I have a spider problem?

To learn why spiders have become a problem on your property, first, you need to understand what they want and what attracts them to our Texas properties. Luckily the needs of spiders are not a mystery; like most living creatures, they simply want a safe place to live that puts them near food sources.

If you are finding a lot of spiders around your property's indoor and outdoor spaces, it is because there are many insects there for them to feed on. The more food available to spiders, the more healthy and successful their populations will become.

Where will I find spiders?

Though spiders are regular visitors to our homes, most prefer to live outside. Our yards provide them with plenty of places to build webs or burrow and plenty of insects to hunt. Outside, spiders gather around trash cans, in gardens, flowerbeds, around exterior lights, and standing water.

When spiders move into our homes, it is because they are searching for a dark, quiet space to lay their eggs, or the more likely, because they have followed their insect prey inside. Once inside, it is common to see spiders or their webs in the corners of rooms, around windows, behind furniture, above cabinets, above the shower, and lurking around basements and crawl spaces.

How do I get rid of spiders?

Have spiders taken over your Beaumont area property? If the answer to that question is yes, we can help! At Pestco Professional Pest Control, our professionals are dedicated to our customers and provide honest, reliable pest control services and superior customer service.

We are a full-service pest control company that offers our customers customized pest control services through Integrated Pest Management techniques that eliminate spiders and other household pests in the most effective manner possible. We know that each of our customer's pest control needs is unique, which is why we offer single, monthly, and quarterly plans.

Call us today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control plans in Beaumont, our EPA-approved products, and how we can work together to maintain a pest-free home!

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

Use the following suggestions to reduce the chances of spiders easily taking over your Texas property:

  • Remove leaf piles and other yard debris from your property that can provide spiders and the insects they feed with hiding spots.
  • Cut back vegetation away from your home's exterior.
  • Fix leaky pipes and fixtures in your home to remove water sources.
  • Remove areas of standing water from your property.
  • Stop spiders from easily entering your home by repairing defects in your home's exterior walls and sealing gaps around windows and doors. Place mesh covers over vents leading into your home.

The best way to reduce the number of spiders you are spotting is to reduce the number of insects living on your property. Reducing insect activity near your home can be accomplished by doing things like keeping lids on trash cans, keeping outdoor eating and cooking areas free of leftover food, and keeping outdoor lights off as much as possible.