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A Practical Spider Prevention Guide For Las Vegas Homeowners

March 15, 2022

Spiders. Just the name can send some people spiraling with terrifying thoughts of being bitten by a fanged creature. But, while spiders have a bad reputation, they might not deserve all the hate. Spiders are creepy and off-putting, and they aren't welcome in the home. However, most spiders in Las Vegas are relatively harmless and even eat insect prey. However, there are a couple of exceptions to this, as a couple of species are dangerous.

Whether you like spiders or not, there are legitimate reasons to want them away from your home. Read on to learn helpful spider prevention tips from the East Las Vegas pest control professionals. 

Habits And Behaviors Of Common Spiders 

Many people are afraid of spiders because they bite. It's true that spiders have fangs and inject venom; it's just that most spiders don't have potent enough venom to impact you or your pets. Most species in the area use their venom for hunting their prey. Like the harmless wolf spider, some look intimidating as they chase down their insect prey. Others, like the cellar spider, catch bugs in webs.

The other important thing about spiders that many people forget is that they are secretive and shy. Spiders aren't aggressive like you might have heard and generally want to avoid us as much as we want to avoid them. They usually hide in dark corners, under yard debris, or cluttered closets.

The only two spiders you have to worry about are the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider. While these two species are dangerous, bites are still relatively rare. 

How Spiders In The House Could Mean A Bigger Problem 

Spiders consume insect prey, so it seems they'd be helpful to have around at first glance. While this makes logical sense, the truth is that insects are why you have spiders in the first place. Spiders don't come inside in search of shelter but instead in pursuit of something to eat. Usually, a spider infestation in your Las Vegas home means you also have underlying pest problems.

Thus, you'll also need to control other pests like small insects to prevent spiders.

Environmentally-Friendly Spider And Pest Prevention Tips 

Spiders and their prey are easier to prevent than eliminate, so if you haven't already, it's a great time to implement some spider control measures. Here's how to deter spiders and the bugs they eat:

  • Clean up kitchens regularly to remove food and drink spills and debris.
  • Get lids for the trash cans around your property and inside the home.
  • Remove clutter from around the yard.
  • Store firewood and lumber piles away from the exterior of your home as many spiders hide in these areas.
  • Patch up holes in the walls and foundation to keep pests out.

But, if you have spiders already, the easiest way to remove them is with help from the home pest control experts.

Professional Pest Control Is The Best Method Of Spider Control 

Spiders are scary to deal with and trying to target them, and their prey is challenging on your own. Instead of trying to remove spiders and address underlying issues, let the Kiwi Pest Control team assist you with effective spider home pest control.

DIY pest control measures like traps or sprays might get some spiders, but they're unlikely to eradicate the entire infestation. Instead, contact us today at Kiwi Pest Control to book an inspection of your property or request a quote. We also offer commercial pest control for your business pest needs.