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Although most spiders are harmless to people and help reduce the insect population, their presence is generally not considered a worthwhile tradeoff. Many people are intimidated or even afraid of these pests. For anyone with a spider problem, keeping a home free from spider webs can be maddening. And for people who are allergic to spiders, a bite from even the tiniest one can cause problems.
Several spider species are native to the DC area and often found in homes, including the American house spider. The only poisonous spiders that are native to this area are the black widow and brown recluse. These spiders deliver painful poisonous bites in self defense but are not typically aggressive towards people.
Spiders are typically solitary pests. If you see numerous spiders or their webs indoors regularly, you might have a spider infestation. Spider webs can often be found in out-of-the-way places that are conducive to web building and attract other pests, such as corners of the floors or ceilings, or over lamp shades. While many spiders prefer warm, dry areas they can also be found in basements or other damp spaces.
If you have a spider problem, it could be an indication that you also have a problem with other pests. Spiders are attracted to pest infected areas, and with an ample food supply spiders are known to reproduce rapidly.
Spiders can be difficult to eliminate using do-it-yourself methods. If you suspect a spider infestation, call a professional pest control service. Connor’s uses environmentally responsible products to eliminate spiders in all parts of your home, and get rid of the pests that attracted the spiders in the first place. To prevent future spider problems, we also use exclusion techniques to eliminate entryways and harborages.
Connor’s Pest Control keeps spiders under control with year-round monitoring and protection against spiders and 26+ other pests. Whether you choose a one-time service or year-round control, we eliminate your spider problem. Guaranteed.