Getting to the Core of Your Spider Infestation in Virginia

By:

Eddie Connor

April 4, 2018

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If you've ever spotted something scurrying across the floor, only to have it disappear just as you grab a broom, you'll appreciate these tips for eliminating a spider infestation. Connor's Pest Protection has helped countless Virginia home and business owners get rid of these creepy critters with safe, effective spider control solutions. We’d like to share a few tricks of the trade to help you with your spider problem.

The Root of Your Spider Problem

To stop a spider infestation, you need to start from the beginning. Spiders' egg sacs can contain hundreds of eggs, so eliminating them can help nip an infestation in the bud. Knowing how to identify these sacs can clue you in to a serious invasion of the multi-legged variety. Here's what to look for:

  • Spider-sized
  • Woven from silk
  • Round or oval-shaped
  • Usually white or cream-colored
  • Can be smooth or bumpy

You may find spider egg sacs in a web or in out-of-the-way corners of your home. Outside, sacs are often found beneath leaves or on tree branches.

What to Do If You Find Spider Egg Sacs

While most spiders are not dangerous, some varieties bite when cornered. This defense mechanism can cause serious reactions in the case of brown recluse, black widow, and even hobo spider bites. Unless you're absolutely sure you're dealing with the egg sac of a harmless spider, call a trusted local pest control company. Knowledgeable technicians are trained to safely eliminate both spider infestations and the sacs containing spider eggs.

How to Prevent Future Infestations

Keep the local spider population out with a few time-tested measures. Make your property less attractive, and spider-proof your house by taking these spider control precautions:

  • Store firewood away from the house
  • Get rid of cardboard boxes and other clutter
  • Dust and vacuum frequently
  • Spray windowsills and gaps around entryways with a solution of water and vinegar

If these efforts fail, or if you're already experiencing an infestation in your Virginia home or business, contact area pest control professionals for fast, effective help.

Get Spider Control from the Best

Now that you know what to look for, keeping spiders at bay is relatively easy. From identifying spider egg sacs and spider-proofing your house to getting rid of an infestation, take back control of your home with these tips from Connor's Pest Control. We provide Virginia home and business owners with powerful yet safe spider control.