Get Rid of Spiders in Your Home
Professional Spider Control Services in Memphis
Are spider webs hanging in your ceiling corners? Have you woken up to large spiders skirting across your bedroom floor or walls?
While spiders are great in your gardens, they’re not great to be surprised by in your home. Spiders can live up to two years and reproduce multiple times throughout their lifespan. A spider sighting every once in a while may be just fine, but multiple spider sightings throughout your home may mean a spider infestation.
If you’ve got spider issues, we can help. The pest control experts at Inman-Murphy offer professional Memphis spider control services to keep spiders outside your home where they belong.
Call today at (901) 388-0852 or request a free quote online.
Call the Spider Control Experts in Memphis
When you call Inman-Murphy, we’ll send a trained pest exterminator to your home. Our technicians offer customized treatment plans catered to your home and property needs. We walk you through the extermination process so you know exactly what to expect with our services.
Eco-Friendly Pest Control Solutions – Effective on Spiders, Safe for the Whole Family
Best of all, when you choose Inman-Murphy for professional spider control services, there’s no need to be concerned about yourself, your children, or your pets being exposed to harsh chemicals. Your safety is our top priority which is why we only use safe, eco-friendly solutions for all of our pest control methods.
You’ll have peace of mind knowing your pest issue is taken care of and your family is not put in harm’s way when you choose Inman-Murphy for all your pest control needs.
Ready for safe and effective spider control services? Contact us.
Finding Spider Hiding Spots
The hiding spot may depend on the type of spider. Some spiders like moisture and are most often found in basements and other damp areas of the home. Others prefer warm, dry areas in attics, upper corners of rooms, or air vents. Either way, they prefer to hide in dark areas and feed on insects and other spiders they can subdue.
Warning Signs of Spider Infestations to be Aware of
Are you wondering if you could have an infestation? Watch for these common warning signs:
- Regular sightings of spiders in your home
- Cobwebs in low or high corners
- The presence of egg sacks
When Spiders Become a Problem in Homes
Like we mentioned earlier, one or two spiders may not be an issue for most homeowners. Spiders can become a bigger problem when multiple spiders continue to enter your home and lay eggs.
If these eggs aren’t discovered and removed, your spider issue could grow rapidly. It’s important to take care of a spider infestation at the first warning signs to avoid an army of spiders making their residence in your home.
For professional help for a spider infestation, call Inman-Murphy today at (901) 388-0852 or request a free quote online.
Spider Control Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- How do I prevent spiders from entering my home?
To minimize spiders in your home, take the following steps:
- Seal all cracks around windows, door frames, light fixtures, vents, and ceiling fans.
- Seal any openings around pipes under the sink or behind appliances.
- Remove spiders and webs regularly by vacuuming.
Place sticky traps designed for cockroaches near doorways and under or behind furniture and appliances (make sure they are out of reach from children and pets).
For complete peace of mind, contact an Inman-Murphy specialist to evaluate your property for signs of spiders. Professional pest control is the best way to eliminate spider issues in the home.
- What causes a spider infestation?
As the temperature drops in the fall, spiders become more active. They come out of their hiding places in search of a mate. While many spiders die off at the end of fall, some hibernate until the following spring. Most of the time black widow spiders will stay hidden and out of sight, but come out during the fall in search of a mate. You may see spiders outside on walls, screen doors, around your front door, and indoors.
Spiders are generally looking for food sources, of which humans are not on the menu. If you see lots of spiders on your property, it may mean they discovered your property is a great place to catch prey. A spider infestation may indicate an underlying pest issue that a spider control specialist can help with. By eliminating pests on your property, their food sources disappear and they go elsewhere in search of food.
- What are house spiders?
Many species are considered common house spiders. House spiders and cellar spiders are most often found in homes, while jumping spiders, hobo spiders, wolf spiders, and others are typically just occasional invaders. These spiders can include hunting spiders and web-building spiders.
But if house spiders don’t commonly migrate indoors to find warmth, how do they get inside a home in the first place? The least popular answer is most likely they were born there. A female spider may have placed one of her egg sacs in an undisturbed area of the basement, attic, or other safe places in your home. Once the eggs hatch, spiderlings instinctively search for secluded places in crawl spaces, storage areas, wall or floor voids, and behind appliances or furniture.
House spiders are most common in the late summer and early fall as they may migrate into your home. They don’t come indoors just looking for warmth, the increase in spiders during this time coincides with their breeding season. If you see more spiders than usual around your home during the end of summer to early fall, chances are they are mature males in search of a mate.
- Are spiders more common in dirty homes?
Even clean homes can have spiders, but cutting down on the clutter in your home will give spiders fewer places to hide. Keep food sealed to avoid attracting other pests, which in turn, can attract spiders. Keep your floors swept clean, wipe down all surfaces, and vacuum your home regularly. If you spot any spiders, webs, or egg sacs, vacuum them up as well.
- Can vegetation around the perimeter of the home increase spiders inside?
Yes. Spiders love to hide in shrubs, wood piles, under rocks, in compost, etc. When the weather gets cooler, spiders will start making their way inside your home. Remove plants or materials from the perimeter of your home to make it farther and more difficult for them to get inside.
- Are spiders attracted to light?
No, but their next meal typically is. Outdoor lights attract insects that spiders like to feast on, so keep lights turned off whenever possible.
- How do spiders reproduce?
Spiders lay their eggs into a sack made of silk webs. On average, they lay about 100 eggs in each sac which can be fixed to a surface, hidden in the web, or carried by a female. If you see signs of spider sacs indoors, this is a good indicator that there soon will be more spiders around.
Once the eggs hatch, hundreds of tiny baby spiders will come out, crawling all over the walls and getting into the tiniest spaces and cracks. Since spiders are always looking for food, they tend to spread out away from each other and could end up all over your home, inside and outside.
- What is the best way to deal with brown recluse spider issues?
brown recluse spider. As their name suggests, the brown recluse is shy and drawn to dark, quiet areas of the home where clutter exists. They are most often found in areas where humans do not frequent. This can include bedding, decorations, shoes, and clothing when stored in cardboard, wood, or plastic containers.
A distinctive characteristic of the brown recluse is the violin-shaped mark on its back, with the neck of the “violin” pointing toward the abdomen. This shape of the marking also gives this spider the popular name of the “fiddleback spider.”
Brown recluse spiders don’t lie in wait to bite humans. Most bites occur by accident. If a brown recluse feels trapped against a person’s skin, it may bite and inject a hemotoxic venom. The injection can create a blister that may turn black, potentially leaving an ulcerous open wound that can take months to completely heal. It’s important to seek medical attention right away if bitten by a brown recluse.
Brown recluse spiders are one of the more difficult pests to eliminate. Because of the complexity if elimination, it requires professional pest control services. Treatments can be quite extensive throughout your home and can take several hours to complete the process.
- Which spiders have poisonous venom that affects humans?
The black widow and brown recluse spiders found throughout the United States have very toxic venom which can be life-threatening to humans. Wolf spiders in South America and some running spiders around the world have venom which can cause painful symptoms in humans.
- What happens if you experience a venomous spider bite?
When dealing with the effect of spider venoms on humans, there are two main types. Some spider venom is neurotoxic which means it affects the human nervous system beyond the site of the bite. Black widow venom is considered neurotoxic. The black widow bite causes rigidity, cramps, and paralysis of the sympathetic systems. Occasionally, their bite causes death. Another spider venom is necrotic which causes skin blisters, ulcers, and blackening of the local tissue.
- What should you do if you’re bitten by a spider?
While house spiders or cellar spiders pose no health threat to humans, other species like black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders can pierce the skin and inject venom. Their bites cause varied reactions in people but are rarely fatal with proper treatment. Contact your primary care physician for medical advice if you are bitten by a spider.
- Do all spiders spin webs?
No. However, spiders that don’t spin webs still can produce silk. Some spiders live in burrows and line the burrows with the silk from their silk glands. Young spiders ride the wind on long silk threads, a process call ballooning. Most spiders lay their eggs into silk sacs to keep them safe and protected.
- Is it important to check packages for spiders?
Yes. Packages left on the front doorstep or groceries placed on the driveway while unloading could become carriers of spiders. This gives spiders the opportunity to crawl into bags or boxes and be carried inside. Inspect all packages, especially those shipped from far destinations, before bringing them into your home to reduce your risk of bringing unwanted spiders inside.
Contact Inman-Murphy for Professional Spider Control Services in Memphis Today
If you’re experiencing the warning signs of a spider infestation in your Memphis home, don’t wait another day. Call the professionals at Inman-Murphy to get rid of your spider issues for good.
Our professional pest control specialists are trained to remove spiders with effective, green methods so you, your family, and your home are completely safe. Sleep better at night knowing your spider issues are no more by contacting us today.
Call us today (901) 388-0852 or request a free quote.
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