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The Trick To Keeping Your Long Island Home Spider-Free


There’s a reason that spiders in Long Island are at the forefront of all things creepy, from dominating the Halloween scene to that nasty little urban legend about humans swallowing an average of eight spiders in their sleep every year. For starters, normal house spiders have eight eyes, so that alone will get your skin crawling. They also have eight legs, with the last tarsal segment of the fourth pair of legs having a row of serrated bristles. Adult female house spiders have an almost spherical abdomen and are roughly 3/16 to 5/16 inches in length while adult male house spiders have elongated abdomens and are about 1/8 to 3/16 inches in length.

All spiders are technically venomous and have fangs to bite, but common house spiders are considered generally harmless to humans and will usually only bite when they are threatened, like when they are being crushed, so at least we know they aren’t going around biting people for no good reason.

You definitely don’t want these creepy critters making your Long Island home their home, so let’s go over some traits of house spiders and how you can keep your home spider-free, mainly by contacting the experts at Parkway Pest Services.

Places House Spiders Tend To Hide And Why You Are Seeing More Of Them Lately

Common house spiders will randomly select where they build their webs and if they do not ensnare flies and other insects, they will abandon the web and build one in another area. The most successful webs are built where air currents will bring in their prey.

House spiders found in homes are usually found in the following areas:

  • Upper corners
  • Under furniture
  • Basements
  • Garages
  • Closets
  • Window frames
  • Crawl spaces

The main reason you are seeing more spiders in your Long Island home is more than likely because you have an increase in other household insects. Spiders eat mosquitos, flies, cockroaches, earwigs, fleas, moths, and ants, so there’s a good bet the spiders are just following them into your home.

Spider Prevention Tips And Why Addressing Other Pest Issues Is Crucial

Even though house spiders are harmless spiders, you still do not want them infesting your home. Some people joke that they would rather burn down their home than deal with a spider problem, but there are some ways that might be helpful in keeping them out:

  • Seal cracks around the outside of your home using a silicone-based caulk.
  • Screen windows and doors can be effective.
  • Use a vacuum to remove egg sacs and webs.
  • Take measures to prevent a spider’s food supply, mainly other insects, from entering your home.

Addressing other insects in your home is the key to keeping all spiders out of your home. The best way to do this is by enlisting the help of the spider control professionals at Parkway Pest Services.

Why You Should Give Parkway Pest Services A Call

If you are seeing lots of webs in your Long Island home, that means there are lots of spiders around, which means there are lots of the pests they feed on around. If it has gotten to this point, rather than chasing the problem yourself, let Parkway Pest Services deal with them. We have been removing pests since 1932 and offer comprehensive exterminating services for your Long Island home. Even though house spiders are harmless spiders, you don’t want the problem to get out of hand, so give us a call today and let the highly trained and licensed pest control professionals at Parkway Pest Services eliminate the problem for you.