The Ultimate Spider Prevention Guide For El Paso Homes


The Ultimate Spider Prevention Guide For El Paso Homes

Spiders are just one of the many pests that we deal with regularly. And while these arachnids are known to cause instant feelings of fear and anxiety in many people, they are also one of the most misunderstood pests in El Paso. 

At AAA Pest Control, our spider exterminators have been eliminating these creatures from homes in this area for over two decades. We know that the key to an effective spider prevention and elimination plan starts with understanding the unique habits and characteristics of every spider in the area. Here is a closer look at some of the native spiders in this area to help you learn how to better keep them out of your home. 

Characteristics Of Common Spiders

Several different species of spiders live in El Paso. Most of the spiders have an intimidating appearance; however, only a select few are able to cause serious harm to most humans and pets.

Some of the spiders that our local spider exterminators find lurking around residential properties include:

  • Wolf spiders: The wolf spider has a thick and hairy body that is usually a combination of dark brown and tan. They don't spin webs. Instead, they run incredibly fast and hunt down their prey. 
  • Brown recluse spiders: This spider typically measures 1/2 inch. It has a light brown body, thin legs, and dark markings on its back, shaped like a fiddle.  
  • Black widows: These spiders have shiny, black bodies that feature a round and plump abdomen that has a red hourglass marking underneath. 

The black widow and brown recluse spider are the only two spiders known to have toxic venom that can cause humans and pets a lot of problems. A spider exterminator can help you identify what type of spider is in your home if you are unsure. 

Spiders In The Home Can Be Problematic

Having an effective spider control plan for your home can help to keep you safe. The black widow spider and brown recluse spider have venom that is strong enough to cause harm to humans. However, the wolf spider and other types of spiders in this area can deliver a painful bite if they feel threatened. The wolf spider has a kind of venom that might be toxic to cats and some small dogs. 

Having spiders in your home could also be a sign other problems are in your home that need your attention. For example, you could have an insect infestation, and the spiders are coming to your home for a quick meal. 

No matter what type of spider you see in your home, a spider invasion is a problem you should not ignore. 

Spider Prevention Tips That Work

When our AAA Pest Control spider removal service pest professionals visit a home infested with spiders, the first thing we recommend is to remove any clutter to eliminate hiding spots. Incorporating other preventative measures to keep spiders away, such as fixing water leaks right away, sealing entry points around the exterior of your home, and not keeping your lights on all night, will go a long way to maintaining a spider-free home.

Professional Pest Control Is A Great Way To Keep The Spiders Away

The best way to prevent spiders from invading your El Paso home is a customized spider prevention plan from an experienced local spider control specialist. Give our pest professionals at AAA Pest Control a call today for help with spiders and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in El Paso.