Stay calm, and know what you’re dealing with
There are a lot of folks who are quite afraid of spiders, with many assuming that all spiders can cause harm to people should they bite.
What’s important for you and your loved ones to know is that spider bites are rather rare, and if you do get bitten by a spider, the odds are in your favor that their venom will not cause you harm.
All spiders are venomous, but the majority of the spiders you’re likely to come into contact with in western Oregon aren’t dangerous to humans. Giant house spiders and hobo spiders are the most common spiders you’ll see in or around your home.
Though many people express fear over certain spiders, like the black widow or the brown recluse spiders, you should be relieved to know that the brown recluse isn’t native to the Pacific Northwest (you’ll find them in the south and the midwest most commonly), and the black widow is usually only found in the eastern and southwestern portions of the state.
However, in the rare instance that you are bitten by a spider, seek medical attention if you’re experiencing an allergic reaction.
Get rid of the resources that are attracting spiders to your home
In some ways, spiders are just like any other creature. They need food, water, and shelter in order to survive.
If you’ve noticed an uptick in spiders, then that probably means that you’ve inadvertently given them good reason to come to your property. Spiders want safe, secluded places to build their webs and lay their eggs. They also want reliable sources of water and food.
Sometimes, like in the instances where you have standing water on your property, you’re actually attracting pests to your home such as moths, grasshoppers, flies, and other insects. Spiders may then make their way over, as their diet consists of these types of insects.
Cleaning up the standing water on your property and getting professional assistance to treat the other insects on your property will go a long way in keeping spiders away.
Another important thing we can help you with is cleaning up many of the spider webs in and around your home.
Spider webs are a crucial part of a spider’s existence. They spend a great deal of time building and maintaining their webs, and, of course, this is a primary tool that they use to catch prey so they can eat.
A standard element of our spider control service includes web removal, reaching all the way up to the second eaves of your home to give you the most comprehensive service possible.
Small changes make a big impact
Similar to other nuisance pests and standing water, cluttered and unkempt areas in and around the home are also quite appealing to spiders. Fortunately, cleaning and maintaining these areas to make them less appealing is an easy fix.
Is your attic or basement dusty, filled with clutter, and rarely ever entered? Spiders love these environments. Same goes for similar places like sheds, cellars, and other areas where messiness equates to safety for the spider. These are places where they can safely spin webs, lay eggs, and probably even find food!
Periodically tidying up these areas will make them way less appealing to spiders, and in the long run, will probably make your experiences of these spots that much more enjoyable!
Another way in which you can prevent spiders from getting into the house is by taking a close look at houseplants, fresh flowers, and even your Christmas tree before bringing them inside. Spiders are notorious for being stowaways on these items, so look sharp! You just might prevent yourself from having a major spider situation.
Call professional pest services — call Aspen!
Professional pest control is the most reliable way in which you can treat a spider infestation. At Aspen Pest Control, we follow a proven, comprehensive process to deal with your spider situation.
We’ll arrive at your home at a time that is convenient for you, conduct a thorough assessment of your home and property, and then provide you with clear, hassle-free recommendations for dealing with your problem as effectively as possible.
Consider year-round pest control
Pests are an unfortunate fact of life. Rodents, stinging insects, spiders, and more — all on different schedules, with many acting as prey for others. It’s an incredible challenge to have to deal with all these different invasive creatures on your own, which makes year-round professional pest management the best way for homeowners to protect homes and loved ones from infestations all year round.
With our year-round pest control program, called the Home Protection Plan, we service your home quarterly in an effort to give you relief from the pests you have today, while preventing the emergence of the pests you’ll have tomorrow if things were to go untreated.
It’s on your schedule. It’s eco-friendly. And it’s guaranteed. That means if you should see pests reemerge in between your scheduled services, we’ll come back to apply additional treatments until you’re completely satisfied.
Ready to finally deal with those pesky spiders? Call Aspen Pest Control! Our technicians are here to help you rid your home of spiders with thorough inspections, great service, and a fantastic value. Contact us today.