September 22, 2021

Six Easy And Effective Spider Control Tips For Montgomery Homes

Spiders are the creepiest of pests. There is just something about these eight-legged, hairy creatures that make your skin crawl. It’s not surprising that spiders consistently make the ‘Top 10’ list of phobias. Not to fear, because the spiders have a phobia of Bill Clark Pest Control.

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Spider Basics

There are more than 45,000 known species of spiders worldwide. They come in varied sizes and colors, but the same general body type. Their webs can also be different depending on their habitat and desired prey. In Montgomery, and Alabama in general, we have several that can be quite nasty, but most spiders are just an unwelcome nuisance. No one is interested in having spider webs in their living space or discarded mummified fly corpses on the carpet.

Spiders Common To Montgomery

Spiders go where the food is, so if you have a spider problem… you most likely have other insect problems as well. There are many spiders in the Greater Montgomery area. Some you may have encountered include:

  • Black Widows: This spider is well known for its markings: a jet black body with a red hourglass shape. They can be found in many places, but woodpiles, garages, and sheds are among their favorites. The female black widow has venom that is 15 times more powerful than a rattlesnake, if bitten by a black widow contact a doctor immediately.

  • Daddy Long Legs: These spiders are not harmful to humans because their fangs cannot puncture our skin. However, they are poisonous and could potentially be harmful to your pets. Also where there is one, there will be many more.

  • Brown Recluse: Not aggressive unless disturbed, these spiders have a violin-shaped marking on back. They hide in dark, out-of-the-way places. Their venom is very dangerous, and you should seek immediate medical care if bitten by a brown recluse.

If you suspect a dangerous spider bite, please do your best to catch it and bring it with you to the hospital. This makes it much easier for the doctor to identify the toxin. For the most part, spiders prefer to eat moths, flies, mosquitos, and sometimes other spiders. People are not usually on the menu.

Six Tips For Keeping Spiders Out

This is easier said than done. Pests tend to find a way into even the most secure homes, and a spider’s instincts will lead it to spin webs where there is a high probability of catching a steady flow of prey. So, taking action to keep other insects out of your home is the first logical step in spider prevention. Here are some ideas:

  • Check window screens for holes, rips, or bent frames.

  • Fill holes and cracks in the exterior walls and foundation.

  • Empty garbage frequently.

  • Keep outdoor garbage cans covered and stored away from the house.

  • Be sure that food is in airtight plastic containers.

  • Insulate pipes to avoid condensation.

Eliminating the food source will definitely aid you in your objective of keeping spiders out. It’s wise to continue these practices even when you do not encounter spiders in the home. They will go a long way towards keeping a pest-free environment.

Call In The Pros

While the use of over-the-counter pesticides will help in a pinch, they are not effective in the long run. Calling in the professionals from Bill Clark Pest Control will be the long-lasting solution you’re looking for. Our team understands the needs of families and their crazy schedules. With our ongoing professional assistance, spiders will be a pest of the past.


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