While most spiders are quite harmless, even the smallest ones can be quite frightening, especially in the comfort of your own home. But have you ever stopped to think whether or not the spiders invading your home are dangerous or not?
The most common spider found throughout the Pennsylvania area is the ordinary house spider. These spiders are a small species of spider and are typically pale gray in color. House spiders are not seriously dangerous, but their bites can leave a tiny, painful mark that will last quite a few hours. Just because these spiders aren’t considered dangerous doesn’t mean they aren’t a problem for homeowners. House spiders can be a huge nuisance and have long-lasting negative effects inside your home if they infest. Though house spiders are the most common household-invading spiders in our area, there are others spiders that can be found living here as well. Some other common spiders in Pennsylvania include wolf spiders and cellar spiders, also known as daddy long legs. Brown recluse spiders can be found in our area, though they are not as common as the other spiders listed above; however, these spiders can be very dangerous so it’s important to take preventative measures against them as well. In addition, if you are bitten by a brown recluse spider, seek medical attention right away.
The most common reason that spiders invade our homes is for food. Since spiders feed primarily on other insects, if you have spiders living in your home, you are likely dealing with an infestation of the pests they feed on as well. While foraging for food, these pests sneak into homes through tiny cracks and crevices in the exterior walls or the foundations of homes or scurry through an open door or window. Once inside, they will build their nests and spin their webs throughout your home, creating a time-consuming mess for you to clean up. Unfortunately, destroying their webs won’t get rid of the spiders in your home. On the contrary, they will just create more webs for you to clean up and you’ll have to start the cleaning process all over. What a nightmare! Another problem with home-invading spiders is that they can be found just about anywhere, if not eliminated, they will continue reproducing inside your home which will only grow your spider problem. When living inside homes, spiders can typically be found around windows and doors as well as hidden away in crawl spaces, closets, basements, garages, and under the eaves of your home.
The best way to rid your home of household-invading spiders and the insect pests they feed on is to enlist the help of a highly-trained pest management company. Witt Pest Management in the greater Pittsburgh area is ready to help! We offer a year-round pest control plan to target all of those annoying and dangerous pests that plague your home, including spiders. Give us a call at Witt Pest Management today to learn more!