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Let’s face it; spiders are creepy pests. But, they rarely pose a risk to the health and safety of your family. In fact, there is really only one type of spider that poses any threat at all to the safety of people here in Pittsburgh, and the brown recluse spiders are shy creatures that only occasionally come in contact with people. The biggest disruption that house spiders in Pittsburgh pose is the unsightly webs that they continually leave along the edges of your ceiling and along the corners of your floors.

Aside from the fact that nobody wants spiders living with them in their home, there is a not-so-obvious reason we do not want them living with us. Spiders will only go where they can find food; and the main course for spiders includes bugs, lots of bugs. We have all seen spiders spring onto a fly or some other pest that has accidentally flown too close and that has become tangled in the web. In a split second, the spider expertly wraps the unsuspecting bug in a nice, tidy cocoon of silk and placed a strategic bite to paralyze the prey. Then, the spider enjoys a fresh blood-meal from the poor, tightly wound pest. So, if you are seeing a lot of spiders in your home, chances are that you have a lot of other bugs living in your wall voids and other hidden areas of your home as well.

If you are seeing spiders in your home, they are obviously getting in somewhere. This means that you have access points in your foundation, around utility entrances, around door and windows, or someplace else that spiders are utilizing to access the interior of your home. And if spiders have found their way in, then other, more harmful pests may have found their way inside as well. Spiders in your home are a sure sign that you have issues to repair around the exterior of your home.

Lastly, if you are seeing spiders in your Pittsburgh home, the most efficient way to deal with them and the other pests that you have living in your wall voids and elsewhere is to partner with the trusted team here at Witt Pest Management. Witt Pest is Pittsburgh’s oldest and most advanced pest control provider. We have been protecting homes and businesses here since 1908 with environmentally responsible solutions. Give us a call to learn more about any of our pest control solutions.

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