What you need to know about pests in Spring, Texas
Knowing a bit about the pests that are likely to view your Texas yard or home as a place to nest or gather food is essential to protecting your family and property from the problems they create. Our pest library will help you identify the pests you see lurking in the corner of your home or running across your kitchen floor! The more you know about our area’s common pests and why they are there, the easier it will be to keep them out! Here we go into all kinds of creepy-crawly spiders and what to do about them!
Don’t be a Spider-man
Spiders provide nature with natural pest control services. These predators hunt and feed on insects, helping to control populations of nuisance and dangerous pests. However, despite their helpful nature, when spiders decide to live in large numbers in our yards and especially in our Texas homes, they turn from beneficial arachnids to unwanted pests! The biggest concern with a large presence of spiders on a property is that it generally means large numbers of insects. Spiders only want to live in areas that provide them with plenty of food to hunt. Things like gardens, flowerbeds, trees, and standing water will attract both spiders and insects to your Texas yard. When insects move into your home searching for food, water, or shelter, hunting spiders will follow them.
While many people fear spiders because of their appearance and fast movements, the good news is that there really isn’t a reason to be overly fearful of spiders. Most of the ones that invade our homes and yards are harmless to us; yes they can bite, and yes, they often leave behind unsightly webs, but they aren’t usually a significant threat to our health. All spiders have venom, but in the United States, there are only a couple of species with venom strong enough to cause health problems in people. In our area, we need to be wary of the brown recluse spider. Their bites often result in the skin ulcerating around the bite sites, which is then prone to infection and takes a long time to heal.
If you are ever concerned with spiders living on your property, reach out to us. We will be happy to help you identify the species present and then eliminate and control spider populations in and around your home.
- Reduce entry points by sealing spaces in the foundation, exterior walls, and roofline of your home.
- Inside and outside your house, keep storage areas organized and free of clutter.
- Cut shrubs and bushes back away from the exterior of your home.
- Get rid of standing water from your property.
- Keep your yard and garden well maintained; overgrown vegetation can hide spiders and their prey.
Spider Prevention Tips
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