Spider Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Spiders

What are spiders?

Spiders are arachnids that inspire fear in many due to their eight legs, fangs, and habits of hiding around dark and secluded areas. There are several different types of spiders in the Cincinnati, OH area and these species range from common house spiders to more dangerous species. For proper identification of any spider you encounter around your property, contact Arab Termite and Pest right away.

It's important to note that our area is home to both the brown recluse and the black widow spider, and encounters with these species can be quite dangerous. Black widows are identifiable by their shiny black bodies and red hourglass marking, while brown recluse spiders are tan or brown in color with a violin-shaped marking on their backs.

Are spiders dangerous?

Though many types of spiders are harmless, some species may be dangerous. All types of spiders can bite humans, and their venom results in a range of issues from minor itching and swelling to nausea, fainting, and fever. The only spiders considered medically dangerous to encounter in our area are the black widow and the brown recluse spider, and bites from these species should be met with medical attention.

It’s also important to note that all spiders have the potential for triggering allergic reactions. If you have any difficulty breathing or swallowing after receiving a spider bite, seek immediate medical attention.

Why do I have a spider problem?

Spiders are typically attracted to properties that have lots of pest prey for them to feed on, excess moisture, and dark, secluded, or cluttered areas either indoors or outdoors to hide in. If you are noticing more spiders on your property, one of the most effective ways to get rid of spiders is to eliminate factors that might be attractive to them.

Where will I find spiders?

Spiders are typically found hiding in secluded and dark areas where they can spin their webs and hide out or wait for pest prey to stumble by. You may see spiders outdoors underneath the eaves of porches and decks, near piles of debris or woodpiles, or hiding in long grasses. Indoors, spiders will hide around the backs of cabinets, basements, garages, attics, and other secluded areas.

How do I get rid of spiders?

The best way to rid your home of spiders is to contact Arab Termite and Pest for your spider control needs. Our technicians will help identify your spider problem and its root causes before providing you with effective solutions to get rid of spiders for good. When you trust in us, you don’t need to rely on hit-or-miss DIY solutions or risk encountering dangerous spiders directly.

Call us now to learn how we can protect your Cincinnati, OH, property from spiders year-round.

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

Prevent future spider problems by following our expert tips to make your property less hospitable to these eight-legged pests:

  • Cut back long grass outdoors, remove piles of debris, and store woodpiles in elevated areas to prevent spiders from hiding in these spaces.
  • Seal up cracks around your property’s windows, doors, and foundation to stop spiders from crawling inside.
  • Install window and door screens in addition to weatherstripping to fully spider- and pest-proof interior areas.
  • Eliminate moisture issues both inside and outside of your property to stop both spiders and their pest prey from being attracted to areas of excess water.
  • Consult Arab Termite and Pest for assistance defeating spider pest prey infestations that might be attracting hungry spiders to your property.

Reach out to our technician today for more advice or assistance eliminating troublesome spider infestations.

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