Why Spiders Come Into Orange County Homes

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Pests in Orange County are intolerable. In the least, they will be annoying. At worst, they will be detrimental. Many insects and creatures carry germs that spur an array of illnesses. Some can directly injure you with a sting, bite, or scratch. Even if your health isn’t on the line, your Orange County home or personal belongings may be. The first step in guarding your space is determining how or why creepy crawlers are on your property. However, the answer isn’t always apparent.

Spiders are one of the main bugs people want to build a solid defense against. While a few species are relatively harmless, others are just plain lethal. In any case, they aren’t welcome. Between their icky webs and unsettling looks, folks generally can’t stand them. Learn why spiders would be lurking, and how you can eliminate them with Smart Pest Control.

What Spiders Are Common In Orange County? What Are The Dangers?

Black widow and wolf spiders are very present in the region. Hence their name, black widows are black. Their 0.12 to 0.51 of an inch long bodies are particularly shiny. A red hourglass-like shape adorns their abdomen. If they’re in your yard, you’ll probably find them in tall grass, firewood, and organic debris. They’ll come inside if there’s a food shortage, and hide in basements, garages, and closets. You might be bitten if you disturb them, so avoid doing that. Potent neurotoxins are in their venom.
Wolf spiders vary in color, being brown, gray, or black. Yellowish markings highlight their figures. In terms of size, they’re about 1 inch long. Their hairiness gets them mistaken for brown recluses or tarantulas, but they have shorter legs and a thicker build. As the black widows do, they also tend to live in natural settings. Grassy, woody, and sandy zones are rife with these arachnids and so are meadows and riverbanks. Keep your eyes open if you have gardens or a neglected lawn. Instead of creating webs, wolf spiders dig burrows.

Additional important facts about wolf spiders are:

  • Cold temperatures and lack of food inspire their invasions
  • They settle near plants, windows, doors, garages, and basements
  • An infestation is confirmed with just one sighting
  • Their bites aren’t hazardous but bring pain 
  • They can run with speed

What Can Be Done To Prevent Orange County Spiders?

Once more, having consistent bugs to eat is paramount for a spider. You’ll have to make sure you aren’t inadvertently providing fare. Further, you’ll need to prioritize looking after your home’s structure and landscaping:

  • Cut down on clutter, so spiders won’t have places to conceal themselves.
  • Mow the lawn and trim greenery regularly. 
  • Sit woodpiles and plants two feet away from the property.
  • Store food and trash in secure containers. 
  • Have moisture issues and leaks repaired immediately. 
  • Close openings in doors, windows, and foundations to rectify entryways. 
  • Fix or replace ruined window screens and door sweeps. 
  • Sweep all webs you see.  

Call Smart Pest Control if you have critters that spider munch on, such as ants and flies. 

How Will Smart Pest Control Handle Orange County Spiders?

Commercial shelf goods often fail to wipe out spider populations, killing just a couple of bugs. Sometimes, they can exacerbate the issue or be too risky to use. For safe, reliable, and long-term results, reach out to us at Smart Pest Control. Our experienced technicians will conduct a full inspection and design a custom spider control treatment plan for your property. Our industrial solutions include liquid and exterior protective barriers, de-webbing, and more. Recurring visits and guarantees are available. Call us today at Smart Pest Control for a free inspection and learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control services! You’ll be glad you did!

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