The summer weather brings out changes in the weather and much more. The weather goes from the cold of winter and slowly creeps up to the heat of summer. The hot weather is a great time to enjoy your time outdoors and in the water. Although these changes are great there are other changes that you want to be cautious of. One of them happens to be the presence of new pests that want to get out of the sun and into the shade and security of your house. There are also many pests that will lay eggs or have their young during these warmer months. This gives the young the best chance to survive with the right temperature and the chance to find food and water all around. One pest that you want to be cautious of and be sure you keep out of your house are spiders. They have some great benefits but they also have some things that you need to be aware of when it comes to certain species.
Brown Recluse Spiders
There are not very many spiders that are dangerous to people. Most of them are helping in your garden. They will take care of lots of the pests that could be damaging your yard. Although they are great in your garden and in your yard they are a problem in your house. One of the spiders you don’t want to have inside your house is the brown recluse. They still offer the same benefits if they are in your garden but they have one thing that makes them different. They have venom that when they bite you it will be injected into your skin and this could be damaging. You can tell you have a brown recluse if you see a brown spider that has a thin body and small hairs on the abdomen. They also have only a single mark on their body that looks like the shape of a violin. This mark is the best way to tell them apart from other spiders because they have no other markings.
Black Widow Spiders
The more well-known spider that most people know about is the black widow spider. They are the shiny black spider that has the well-known hourglass figure on its belly. The marking is red making them have a very dramatic look. They have long thin legs and can be found sitting on their webs. They usually will make their web closer to the ground so they have the best chance at catching a passing the pest. They also have venom in their bite which can send a painful jolt to the person that happens to be at the receiving end. That is also why most people want to have them treated and removed from their house.
What Attracts Spiders to Your House
As mentioned above, spiders are looking for a safe place to live out of the elements. Cleaning and decluttering can help to keep spiders out of your house by eliminating places to hide and removing food sources for other pests that spiders are attracted to. Home sealing against pests is also important as pests can generally squeeze through small cracks and crevices.
Spider Inspection, Extermination, Control Services & More in Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville, Cedar Park & Austin Texas
The best line of defense that you have when keeping spiders out of your house is to hire a routine pest control service. They are able to treat your home for unwanted pests and they can include specialized treatment for spiders as well. You can also do your best to block areas that the spiders are going to get in your houses such as around your windows and doors. A-Tex Pest Management has the ability to come out and identify potential infestations that include spiders. Call us today to send a tech out to you.