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Why Spiders Invade Nassau County Homes And How To Keep Them Out


Having spiders inside your home can be unnerving. Whether they invoke dread or annoyance, most people will agree that spiders belong outside. If spiders have found a way into your home and you are ready to evict them, you've come to the right place.

In this blog post, we’ll review some characteristics of common spiders in our area and why they invade homes. We’ll also share some tips on preventing them and how a Nassau County pest control company can help. Read on to learn more about this pest and the best way to control them with Parkway Pest Services.

Characteristics Of Common Spiders

Spiders are an important part of our ecosystem because they help to keep insect populations in check. While they may be beneficial in some ways, they are rarely a welcome addition to homes.

The following list explains some characteristics of some of the most common types of spiders we find invading Nassau County homes:

  • Black widow spiders are black with an easily recognizable red hourglass shape on their abdomens, and they spin irregularly shaped webs at ground level.
  • Cellar spiders are pale yellow to light brown or gray and construct loose, irregular webs in dark, damp areas like basements.
  • House spiders are yellowish-brown spiders known for the tangled webs they leave all over the dark corners of your home.
  • Orb weaver spiders are usually reddish brown to gray and build large circular webs.
  • Wolf spiders are dark brown with long hairy legs and chase their prey rather than build webs.

Black widow spiders are the most concerning because their bite injects venom that can cause fever, pain, increased blood pressure, sweating, and nausea. If you see any spiders in your Nassau County house that look like black widows or ones you can’t identify, contact Parkway Pest Services for assistance with identification and removal.

Why Spiders Invade Homes

Most spiders found in homes get inside while searching for food and shelter. If they find favorable conditions, they are likely to stay. One of the most common reasons for a spider infestation is that you have an infestation of insects for them to feed on. Seeing lots of spiders around your house is one of the best indicators of an insect problem.

If you notice an abundance of spiders in and around your home, it is time to call in a professional pest control company. Parkway Pest Services can help you identify how spiders get in and what attracts them.

Natural Ways To Prevent Spiders In Your Home

Eliminating spiders in your home can be challenging, but there are some natural ways to keep spiders away that you can start using today, including:

  • Reduce the clutter around your home and property to limit the number of places they can hide.
  • Seal any cracks, gaps, and crevices on the exterior of your home that might provide spiders an entryway.
  • Firewood piles may attract spiders, so keep the wood at least 20 feet from your home.

Preventing spiders can go a long way, but it is time to contact Parkway Pest Services for assistance if spiders still find a way inside.

Quality Pest Control Makes The Best Spider Control

The best way to control spiders is to control the insects and other pests that infest your property. Sometimes you may not even see the pests, but if the spiders stay inside, there is likely something for them to feed on.

Parkway Pest Services offers quality pest control to eliminate all types of house spiders and the prey that attracts them. Contact us to request your free quote and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Nassau County.