Eco-Friendly Ways To Treat For Spiders In Placerville

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Eco-Friendly Ways To Treat For Spiders In Placerville

How often do you find spiders crawling around, or building webs, inside your Placerville home? For some homeowners in our area, finding scary spiders indoors is a daily occurrence. If this is true for you or you are preemptively looking for some eco-friendly ways to keep these pests out of your living areas, you are in the right place. Here is everything you should know about scary spiders here in Placerville and what options you have to get and keep these pests out of your home.

Types Of Spiders In Placerville

There are a few different types of spiders that call Placerville home. Thankfully, many species that live in our area do not like to invade homes. The kinds of spiders you can expect to find indoors include cellar spiders, wolf spiders, yellow sac spiders, orb weavers, and the occasional tarantula or black widow. Something you should know about spiders, in general, is that not all of them make webs. Some spiders in our area, like the wolf spider, hunt for their prey from the ground. You are most likely to find pests like wolf spiders in your basement, storage areas, or other cluttered and secluded rooms inside your home.

Are Spiders Dangerous Enough To Kill People?

Most kinds of spiders that live here in Placerville are not a threat to human health. Most species do not have mouthparts big enough to bite humans. Keeping this in mind, there are a few species in our area that pose a minor to a major threat. Wolf spiders, for instance. have a mild to moderately painful bite. The good news is that these pests only bite if they feel directly threatened. They do their best to avoid people when possible. The spider you should be worried about is the black widow. Although docile, this pest has a bite that can kill larger animals and can be extremely harmful to humans. Symptoms of a black widow bite can include severe pain, stiffening muscles, sweating, difficulty breathing, nausea, swelling, and weakness and tremors. There are a few fatalities related to black widow bites each year, however, it is extremely rare for a person to die from a bite if they get medical attention. 

Five Natural Spider-Prevention Tips 

The main reason nasty spiders invade homes here in Placerville is to hunt for other pests like flies, beetles, and centipedes. For this reason, we recommend using general pest prevention tips to protect your home. Here are five natural prevention tips to use today.

  1. Use a caulking gun or some liquid cement to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation and make sure all of your window/door screens, weather stripping, and door sweeps are in good working condition.

  2. Address moisture issues in and around your home by fixing damaged gutters, piping, and fixtures.

  3. Keep your home and yard clutter-free.

  4. Clean your home regularly and do your best to keep up with things like taking out the trash and doing the dishes.

  5. Turn off your exterior lights at night. Another option is to replace exterior light bulbs with insect-resistant ones.

The Best Way To Keep Spiders Away

If you want to guarantee that dangerous spiders stay out of your Placerville home, we recommend investing in professional pest control services. At Hangtown Pest Control, we offer our community advanced options to identify, eliminate, and prevent harmful pests like spiders. One of our most popular service options is our general year-round pest control. 

Call us today to ask about our year-round pest control options or to schedule your Placerville home for an emergency service visit.