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Spider Extermination 101: Navigating Spider Problems In Your White Plains Home

March 10, 2024 - Spiders

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Seeing a spider in your home can evoke many different emotions. While not all arachnids are capable of causing harm, they can all look creepy and scary, which can cause instant stress and anxiety for many homeowners. 

In White Plains, the presence of spiders in the home can happen any time of the year and usually indicates a problem in some area of your house. At Mike’s Pest and Termite Control, our local spider control techs have undergone rigorous training and know how to quickly identify various types of local spiders. We also know that there are many steps to achieving complete spider control, and we know how to help you successfully navigate the spider problems in your home. 

How To Spot A Spider Problem In Your Home

Spiders in this area come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. However, there are a few common features all spiders have. For example, they all have two body segments. The abdomen makes up one segment by itself. The front segment is called the cephalothorax, which houses the head and the thorax. Every spider also has eight legs that are attached to the cephalothorax. 

At the rear of the abdomen, each spider has an organ called a spinnerette. These organs allow the spider to produce silk used for creating webs and egg sacs. All spiders also have multiple eyes. While many spiders have eight eyes, some species have no more than six eyes. 

Some of the spiders in this area may have bright-colored markings on their body, while other spiders have dark-colored bodies that help them blend into their surroundings. Typically, the size of the spider does not indicate whether or not the spider is dangerous. 

If you see any spider in your home, you should practice extreme caution and call a spider exterminator as soon as possible. 

The Problems Spiders Can Create

Most of the spiders you find in your home are harmless. However, the black widow and brown recluse spider both have toxic venom that could cause a variety of health problems in humans. 

Our spider removal experts typically find black widow spiders in dark, secluded places like basements, garages, and storage buildings. They like to hang out in areas that have plenty of hiding spots. Their shiny black bodies feature a large, round abdomen with a red hourglass-shaped marking underneath. If this spider bites you, it can cause fever, muscle spasms, and other serious health problems. 

The brown recluse is another dangerous spider our spider extermination team deals with often. This spider has a light-brown body. Its most distinguishing feature is the dark-colored marking on its cephalothorax, shaped like a violin. This spider has a neurotoxic venom capable of causing human tissue to deteriorate. If you believe you were bitten by a brown recluse spider and you start to notice that the bite has formed a blister or open wound, you should contact a doctor immediately. 

Wolf spiders are another problematic spider found in White Plains. These spiders have an intimidating appearance and are usually larger than most spiders. While the wolf spider doesn’t usually pose a direct risk to humans, it can cause certain health problems in dogs, cats, and other pets. 

Professional Pest Control Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Spiders

If you want to get rid of spiders in your White Plains home, you will need to complete these steps:

  1. Identify the type of spider in your home. 

  2. Find out why the spider is attracted to your home. 

  3. Discover how the spider got inside. 

  4. Devise a customized elimination plan. 

  5. Come up with a prevention plan designed to keep all spider species away from your home. 

If you have not been trained in spider elimination and prevention, spider control can be challenging to achieve on your own. A professional spider removal expert will not only have advanced treatment options that are not available to the public, but they also have a level of expertise that most homeowners don’t have. 

Practical Tips To Prevent Wolf Spiders In The Future

To keep wolf spiders or any other spider out of your home, you will need the help of a professional spider removal service. At Mike’s Pest and Termite Control, we know that you can’t stop spiders from entering your home until you locate all factors that are drawing them to your home.

Give our pros a call today to schedule your inspection and have all of the spiders removed from your home once and for all.

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