Richmond Homeowners' Ultimate Spider Prevention Guide

wolf spider coming into a home

Did you know all spiders have fangs and venom? This fact is part of what makes these pests so scary to so many people. Plus, the fact they have eight legs and many eyes makes them quite creepy to encounter. However, most spiders in Richmond aren’t very dangerous at all. While they can still bite, most don’t have potent enough venom to harm people. But, even still, spiders can be upsetting, and they aren’t welcome in your home. Learn more about Richmond pest control for spiders and how to prevent these arachnids in this guide.

Spiders Found Commonly In Richmond Homes

There are a variety of nuisance spiders in Richmond. The main nuisance species which does not pose any health risks are wolf spiders, house spiders, and yellow sac spiders. Wolf spiders have hairy legs and are fast runners, but they aren’t dangerous. Then there are house spiders which are tan to dark brown in color. Lastly, there’s the yellow sac spider which is a yellowish color.

However, while most spiders in the area are just a nuisance, there are a couple of dangerous spider species. These dangerous spiders are the black widow and the brown recluse. The black widow can be identified by their jet black color and the red hourglass mark on their stomachs. Lastly, the brown recluse spider is a tan to light brown color and lacks markings on its legs. 

What It Means If There Are Spiders In Your Home

The reason you see more spiders around is a pretty simple one. These pests come in search of their pest prey, so if you see more spiders, you likely have underlying pest problems you might not realize. Because, unlike other pests, spiders don’t need to come inside to look for shelter or to eat food you might leave lying around, but they do need to hunt down their prey. 

For these reasons, the best way to have effective spider control is to secure general pest control services.

Six Naturally Effective Spider Prevention Tips

The most effective way to deter spiders and their pest prey is to contact the residential pest control professionals at Allied Termite And Pest Control Of Greater Richmond. Still, there are also a few things you can do on your own to prevent them. Here is what to do:

  1. Make it more difficult for pests to get inside by sealing any holes in the home’s exterior.
  2. Reduce moisture issues around the property by removing standing water and fixing leaky plumbing.
  3. Clear away old cobwebs.
  4. Remove clutter from inside the home and around the yard.
  5. Keep pest prey away by cleaning kitchens often and wiping up food and drink spills.
  6. Fix broken screens and install door sweeps and weather stripping.

The Most Effective Way To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home

If you already see pests around your Richmond property, call Allied Termite And Pest Control Of Greater Richmond today to learn about spider control options. Whether you’re dealing with nuisance spiders or the more dangerous varieties, our team can remove them altogether, and we can also provide spider prevention throughout the year. Please find out more about our residential and commercial pest management plans by contacting us today.