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Why Do I Have So Many Spiders In My Richmond Home?

December 15, 2021 - Spiders

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Richmond, VA, may be protected from other kinds of pests, but one that you will surely see in your home is the annoying arachnids, otherwise known as spiders. In nature, they can be helpful, helping to lower the pesky insect populations, but once the spider population gets too high, they can quickly become a nuisance.

Spiders In Your Area

They are predatory creatures feeding on other insects and spiders, and most cause no harm to you, but some can be dangerous if you are bitten. Some spiders common in Richmond, VA are the House Spider, Sac Spider, Orb-Weaver Spider, but these are relatively harmless. The ones you need to watch out for are the Black Widows and Brown Recluses. Their venom is strong enough to hurt people if bitten, so it is crucial to watch whatever you may think is a spider bite, and if it begins to look dangerous, you may want to see a doctor.

The other harmless spiders are still probably not welcomed in your home, though. Harmless does not mean they are not a nuisance. Every spider can create webs in some of the worst places, filling your home with cobwebs and scaring you to death when you accidentally walk through a web you didn’t see. These are some of the minor issues that spiders can bring into your home.

Why Your Home

So you may be wondering why the siders have chosen your home to invade. The main reason a spider comes to your home instead of others is that there is an abundance of food, water, and shelter. Other flies and insects are readily available, and as a result, the spiders follow. 

If spiders are in your home, then they followed other insects that came into your home. They don’t want to be in your home, but if there is food, water, and shelter, they are not afraid to stay. Because of this relationship, if you see a lot of spiders in your home, then there is another pest problem going on behind the scenes that you may not have seen. 

Contact The Professionals

Spiders will always be around if their prey is around, so whenever you want to get rid of them, you have to get rid of all insects, which you will need a little help with. The best way to handle both the pest infestation and getting rid of the spiders is through professionals. You should leave it to us, Cobalt Pest Control. We have the experience and the know-how to keep you protected and safe.

We can perform a detailed inspection where we look through your home and find out not only where the spiders are coming in but just how severe the problem is. This helps us to create a customized treatment that can fit your home’s specific needs. Cobalt Pest Control will also do regular follow-up treatments to guarantee that your home remains pest-free and spider-free.

Preventing Spiders

Even without the professionals, though, there are active measures you can take to better protect your home and yard from these nuisance spiders from coming and the insects they prey on. The more insects you have, the more problems with spiders you will also have, so to prevent them, you should:

  • Remove standing water
  • Keep gutters clean
  • Fill in low-lying areas
  • Keep lids on trash and recycling cans
  • Maintain gardens and clear out dead vegetation
  • Keep outdoor areas free of crumbs and spills
  • Keep outdoor lights off as much as possible
  • Remove entry points by repairing any damage in your foundation or roof
  • Weatherstrip around windows and doors

Each measure may not seem like much, but if they are all taken together, your home will be better protected from insects and the spiders who follow after them.