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How To Prevent Spiders In Atlanta

October 05, 2021

Are you fearful of the presence of eight-legged pests inside your Atlanta, GA home? You are not alone as many people are at the sight of them. You can find these unwanted guests in your home, escaping the cold in the winter, and the heat in the summer. While most spiders are harmless, some species are venomous. 

Common Spiders In Atlanta, GA

Two species of spiders - the recluse and the black widow - have toxic venom.

Brown Recluse Spiders

Brown recluse spiders are light brown with dark brown violin markings on the cephalothorax and abdomen. They have six eyes arranged in pairs in most specimens. In some adult specimens, three pairs of eyes may be nearly touching each other. The Brown recluse spider likes to reside in dark and cool areas such as attics or walls.

Black Widow Spiders

Black widows are black or sometimes brownish with a red hourglass-shaped mark on the underside of the abdomen. Females may be up to 1/2 inch long, while males are smaller (3/4 inch). The legs of a black widow are usually striped or banded.

Both species of spiders can inflict bites that cause nausea and muscle cramping that can last for days to weeks, depending on the amount of venom injected.

Spider Pest Prevention Tips

During the summer months, spiders reproduce and increase in number. And each year before fall, spiders invade homes because they seek shelter and food for the coming winter. Spiders are sneaky creatures that are difficult to find.

The presence of spiders in your Atlanta, GA home indicates the presence of other insects that these spiders hunt. For this reason, it's necessary to get rid of and prevent them from returning next season by following these simple tips or contacting Anthem Pest Control for more advice or assistance: 

  • Ensure proper food & trash storage by storing food in air-tight containers and placing all household trash in sealed plastic bags.
  • Clear clutter inside the home since clutter creates hiding spots for spiders and insects that spiders seek out. Regular sweeping and vacuuming can get rid of webs and spider egg sacs. 
  • Address moisture issues in bathrooms, kitchens, and basements, where both spiders and general pests lurk. 
  • Inspect old/used furniture and old boxes for spiders and egg sacs before entry into your home.
  • Ensure proper wood storage by keeping these away from the house as piles of wood can attract spiders. 
  • Check screens & door sweeps, as tightly-fitted screens keep spiders out.
  • Identify cracks or gaps around entry points inside and outside for both spiders & their pest prey and seal. 
  • Cover all vents with mesh to prevent spiders from entering the home through them. 
  • Remove all debris that could provide a hiding place for spiders near the entrance, such as tree limbs, bird feeders, bushes, old plant pots, and wires.
  • Keep outdoor lights turned off. Spiders are not attracted to the lights, but lights attract other insects making it a favorite feeding spot for spiders.

Rest Assured Anthem Pest Control Has Your Pests Covered

No webs don't guarantee the absence of spiders as some species of spiders don't spin webs, and so we are not sure what's worse: Seeing spiders in your Atlanta home or not knowing where their hiding spots are?

For a quick no-scarring battle to take back control of your home, call the industry-leading experts, Anthem Pest Control, who have a passion for getting rid of spiders and other unwanted pests. With our free re-service, you can be 100% satisfied we will take all measures to get rid of your pests.

Reach out to us today to learn more bout our recurring pest control plans and how we can help get rid of spiders and the pest prey they hunt.