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How Much Do You Know About the Common House Spider?

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Even if you’re squeamish, learning about pests can prepare you to keep them out of your house. If you do your research, you might be able to get a head start on a pest control problem before the extermination professionals show up. Read ahead and see how much you know about the common house spider.

What They Look Like
You’ve probably seen a house spider before, as these nuisance pests can be found throughout the whole country and in Canada. They are a yellow brown color with an off-white abdomen that features dark stripes. Each spider has eight legs, and the females can grow to be somewhat larger than males.

Where to Find Them
Common house spiders can be found in the house, but do you know exactly where they like to hide? Today’s homes aren’t as humid as they used to be, and homeowners are cracking down on pest control. This means it might be harder for spiders to find insects as well. They have adapted, however, and now they seek out sheds, garages, and barns. Spiders on the outside of the house like to stick by lights so they can catch flying insects.

Keeping Them Out
Termites, cockroaches, and mice can be dangerous, but common house spiders are not threatening to humans. You still deserve to be comfortable in your home, and your exterminator can help. If you want to do your part to keep them out, make sure there are no holes in your door or window screens. Use a vacuum rather than a broom to get rid of spiders and their eggs, and seal any small cracks around the house so these intruders can’t get inside. These preventative methods serve as obstacles for the common house spider, but you should still call a professional if the problem persists.

If you need to take care of a spider problem, call Payne Pest Management at (877) 365-5629 and ask about our pest control services in Orange County. Browse through our website to learn about our bed bug control and fumigation services.

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