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Why Spiders Invade Las Vegas Homes And How To Keep Them Out

October 15, 2022

Other than crawling babies, things that crawl generally freak us out! Most people don't want anything to crawl over then — especially if the crawling thing is hairy and has multiple legs and eyes! You may feel a little shiver run down your spine as you imagine spiders crawling over your arm or across your bed while you sleep. 

If spiders are building webs in corners and running along the baseboards, you need the Las Vegas pest control team from Kiwi Pest Control. Our trained technicians use their vast experience in pest control to eliminate spiders so you can rest easy in your home. 

Habits And Behaviors Of Common Spiders

Spiders in Las Vegas share the same habits and behaviors as spiders throughout the world. Like all spider species, they avoid human contact and prefer to live in secluded, dark areas of the home or yard. Spiders do not attack but will only bite if they feel cornered, squeezed, or threatened. 

As with all types of spiders, the arachnids in Las Vegas hunt prey and build webs at night; during the day, they stay hidden in corners, cracks, and secluded areas. The primary victims of spiders are insects; the higher the concentration of insects, the more spiders you will have in your Las Vegas home. Spiders tend to live in humid areas such as poorly ventilated crawlspaces, attics, basements, and garages. 

What It Means If You're Seeing Spiders In Your Home

If you see spiders in your house, it is because they have found shelter, food, and moisture in your home. They have discovered dark, secluded locations to build their webs and raise their young in your house, but shelter is not the only thing they have found: they have located food. Food for spiders includes insects like moths, butterflies, ants, flies, cockroaches, and mosquitoes. With the discovery of insects for food, the spiders will likely find the last component: water. Most spiders prefer high-moisture, humid areas to nest like insects. 

If you see spiders in the house, they are reproducing. Female spiders create egg sacs, and each sac can hold multiple eggs. For example, a black widow produces up to nine egg sacs containing 100 to 400 eggs each. Although many don't survive, a large amount does survive. Spiders in your Las Vegas home indicate a nest is in the house. 

Factors That Attract Spiders Into Our Homes

As previously stated, common house spiders enter homes seeking food, water, and shelter. These are factors spiders find favorable:

  • Light emanating from the house: Exterior lights attract insects which draw spiders. The light can be porch or deck lights, but it may also be from the windows with the shades not drawn. 
  • Humid locations in the home: Many spiders like warm, moist areas such as crawlspaces, basements, or attics. 
  • Clutter inside the house: Spiders hide in cardboard boxes, piles of clothing, and undisturbed areas. 
  • Insects in the house: Spiders follow insects into structures using the same gaps and cracks in the foundation.

Tiny spiders in the house are there because they have found a location where they can hide during the day, hunt prey at night, and raise their young in an undisturbed environment. 

Pro Pest Control Makes For The Best Spider Control

The best way to get rid of spiders is to use professional pest control from Kiwi Pest Control. Remember, spiders in your Las Vegas home indicate you may have a much larger problem than just spiders. When we inspect your home, we will identify the source of the spider infestation and develop a custom solution to fix the problem. To ensure success, we provide follow-up pest control services and additional quarterly treatments. Contact us today and schedule a service visit.