Spider Wars: How To Win The Battle Against Arachnids In Tucson

a wolf spider crawling on a wall

If you see spiders in your home, you should have your home inspected by a local home pest control specialist. Most of the spiders that you find in your home are not able to cause harm to you or your pets. However, because they like to eat a variety of small animals and insects, seeing these creepy creatures in your home could indicate that you have other pests hiding in your house as well. 

Conquistador Pest & Termite is your one-stop pest control company. We can not only help you identify which spiders are in your home, but we can also determine why they are coming inside, eliminate them, and prevent them from returning. Here is a look at the best way to win the battle against arachnids in your home. 

Spider Identification: How To Recognize Different Species

There are hundreds of different spiders in Arizona. While all of the spiders in this area have venom that they use to subdue their prey, only a few are venomous enough to cause harm to pets and humans. Here is a look at some of the various types of spiders that our spider exterminators have to deal with regularly:

  • Orb weaver spiders: This area has several different orb weaver spiders. They can come in various sizes and colors but will often have bright colors, like yellow, orange, and red, scattered throughout their body. These spiders get their name from the round webs that they create. 

  • Wolf spiders: These spiders can measure anywhere from ½ to 2 inches long. They have dark-colored bodies that are usually a combination of dark brown and light brown, which helps them blend into their surroundings. They are also great hunters and able to run fast. 

  • Black widow spider: This is one of the most venomous spiders in Arizona. The black widow has a glossy black body featuring a bright red marking on the underside of its abdomen, shaped like an hourglass. This spider typically measures around 1 1/2 inches long. 

  • Arizona brown spider: This spider usually measures only 3/4 of an inch long. It has a light brown body with a dark-brown marking on its back, shaped like a violin. It looks similar to the brown recluse spider. And like the brown recluse, the Arizona brown spider is also venomous. 

Spiders in your home can be a sign that you have cracks or gaps around your home and their common problems. If you see any spiders crawling around your property, you should have your home inspected by a professional spider control specialist to find out why. 

Spider Problems: Why You Don't Want These Arachnids In Your Home

Besides leaving unsightly webs throughout your home, most spiders don't pose an immediate risk when they invade your home. However, the presence of spiders on your property could signify that you have more significant problems on your hands. 

Our spider removal experts have seen spiders invade homes because the home had accessible food and water sources. If you have a leaky pipe under your sink or any other insects crawling around your house, these factors could be why there are spiders in your home. 

Preventing Spiders In The House: Practical Tips And Tricks

The best way to prevent spiders from coming into your home is to have it inspected by a professional spider removal service. At Conquistador Pest & Termite, we can discover why the spiders are coming into your home. We also offer certain exclusion services. For example, if spiders are sneaking into your home through gaps and cracks around the windows, vents, or other areas, we can seal up the potential entry points to ensure the spiders stay away. 

Professional Pest Control: A Great Spider Control Solution

At Conquistador Pest & Termite, we specialize in spider removal and prevention. Call our Tuscon pest control experts today to schedule your free inspection.

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