Spiders In Your Tucson Home Could Be A Sign Of A Problem

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Most people don't like to see spiders in their homes. Even if the spider is considered non-poisonous, these eight-legged arachnids are not a welcomed addition in most houses. At Conquistador Pest & Termite, we have years of experience dealing with the common spiders found in Arizona. If you are looking for comprehensive pest control in Tucson, we are here to help. 

The Types Of Spiders You May Find In Tucson

There are close to 30 different species of spiders that are native to Tucson. Luckily, very few of them are harmful to humans. Here is a look at some of the most common types of spiders that you are likely to find in your home:

  • Southern House Spider: These spiders can grow to two inches, including their legs. The males are usually dark brown, and the females have solid black bodies. Some people think that this spider looks like a small tarantula. They are not dangerous to humans.
  • Black Widow Spider: The female black widow has a venomous bite that can be extremely dangerous to people and animals. This spider has a shiny black body with a large round abdomen. Sitting in the center of the abdomen is a reddish-orange marking in the shape of an hourglass.
  • Brow Recluse Spider: The brown recluse is another extremely dangerous spider. This spider has a light brown body that features a dark marking in the shape of a violin on its back.
  • Arizona Brown Spider: This brown spider is a close relative of the brown recluse. Like the brown recluse, the Arizona brown spider has a brown body with a violin-shaped marking on its back. However, the marking is less pronounced on the Arizona brown spider. This spider also has a bite that is potentially dangerous to humans.

Most of the spiders on this list prefer to stay outdoors and as far away from humans as possible. However, they have all found their way into homes from time to time. 

A Lot Of Spiders In Your Home Could Mean A Bigger Problem

Spiders will come into your home if it has a viable food and water source. Because spiders mainly feed on insects, if you see a lot of spiders in your home, it could mean that you have an insect infestation. It could also indicate a water leak somewhere in your house.

Six Simple Tips To Prevent Spiders In Your Home

If you want to keep spiders out of your home, follow these easy tips:

  • Keep your grass cut short.
  • Don't leave your outdoor lights on all night long.
  • Keep all food in an airtight container to prevent an insect infestation.
  • Get rid of any unused boxes and other clutter.
  • Fix any leaky pipes or faucets that you have around your home.
  • Seal up any cracks or gaps around the exterior of your house.

Spiders will come into your home in search of food, water, and shelter. To keep the spiders out of your house, you will need to make these things inaccessible.

How Do I Get Rid Of Spiders In My House For Good?

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to eliminate the spiders in your Tucson home, give us a call today. At Conquistador Pest & Termite, we have decades of experience dealing with spiders in this area, and we know how to get rid of spiders for good.

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