Is Spider Control A Necessity In Virginia?

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Spiders seem to be everywhere. They’re in your house, in your flower beds, in your car, and in your office. Something has to be done, especially about the venomous spiders that can cause serious damage if they bite you. Virginia pest control companies need to control spiders – and we do. At Albemarle Termite & Pest Control, our pest management professionals are highly trained and know how to get rid of a spider infestation in your home.

Characteristics Of A Spider

Spiders are found on every continent except Antarctica. They have two body segments and eight legs. Most spin webs and inject venom into their prey.

There are seven types of spiders that are commonly found in Virginia:

  1. Black widow spiders
  2. Brown recluse spiders
  3. Cellar spiders
  4. Hobo spiders
  5. House spiders
  6. Jumping spiders
  7. Wolf spiders

While spiders are often beneficial since they eat insects that would otherwise overrun your garden, flowerbed, and kitchen, they’re a nuisance when they move into your home. Some are even dangerous. That’s why you need to know how to get rid of spiders in your Virginia home by calling Albemarle Termite & Pest Control to begin your hassle-free service.

Some Spider Bites Are More Dangerous Than Others

All spiders have the potential to bite if they’re threatened. However, in most cases, the bite only causes mild pain. However, there are two species whose bites are a different story: black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders.

Black widow spiders are shiny black with a red hourglass shape on their bellies. When they bite, they inject their venom into your skin. That venom can cause redness, swelling, and pain that can extend to other body parts. It can also bring on severe abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, muscle tremors, and sweating. 

Brown recluse spiders are light brown with a dark brown violin shape on their backs. Their bites can cause increasing pain over the course of eight hours. The venom may also cause fever, chills, body aches, and a bite wound that can result in necrosis.

If you think your home has become home to either of these dangerous spiders in Virginia, you need to call Albemarle Termite & Pest Control immediately to get rid of them.

Naturally Effective Spider And Pest Prevention Tips

There are several ways to prevent spiders and other pests from entering your Virginia home. These include:

  • Sealing your foundation: Spiders and other pests can get into your house through cracks and crevices in your foundation.
  • Screening your windows and doors: If your window or door screens aren’t intact, that’s another point of entry.
  • Switching out your light bulbs: For exterior lights, swap out your white light bulbs for yellow ones, which attract fewer insects. That, in turn, will attract fewer spiders to your house.
  • Removing yard debris: Spiders love to hide in piles of leaves, brush, or wood.
  • Moving your wood pile: If you have your wood pile stacked against your house for convenience, you may be inviting spiders inside by proximity. You should stack your wood away from your house.
  • Creating a barrier: A barrier between your house and your landscaping discourages spiders and other pests from poking around your house. Bare dirt is fine. Gravel also works well.

Even with all these tips, you may still get spiders in your home. The best way to kill spiders is by calling Albemarle Termite & Pest Control, so they can come to your home and take care of the problem for you.

Quality Pest Control Makes The Best Spider Control

By far, the best way to get rid of spiders is to get professional help in doing so. Albemarle Termite & Pest Control’s pest management professionals are ready to help you battle the spiders that have invaded your home. Contact us today to start your hassle-free service and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Virginia.


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