Spider Wars: How To Win The Battle Against Arachnids In The Woodlands


Local spider control in The Woodlands is an important component of keeping your home safe, for reasons we’ll be describing throughout the article. 


When it comes to finding spiders in your home and trying to get rid of them for good, it can sometimes feel like a war, and without proper training or the help of professionals, the chances of winning that war are pretty slim. 

But don’t worry: you can turn the tide against even the nastiest of spiders by learning about and engaging in effective spider control and prevention efforts. With the introductions out of the way, let’s get to the heart of the matter. Here’s how you can win the war against spiders, any kind of spider, by calling Chase Pest Control.  

Spider Identification: How To Recognize Different Species

Recognizing different types of spiders, at least within reason, helps assess the threat level and decide on a course of action. After all, knowing your enemy is key to winning any war.  

Here in The Woodlands, there’s a chance you’ll encounter a number of different spider species, including black widows, brown recluse spiders, huntsman spiders, jumping spiders, and wolf spiders. We will briefly offer the fundamental features of each of these species. 

Black widows are indeed black and typically feature a distinctive red or white marking on their undersides. 

The brown recluse is indeed brown, and its legs are incredibly long compared to its body. They usually have a violin-shaped mark on their backs. 

Gray or brown huntsman spiders are relatively small, and their bodies are distinctive for being so flat; this helps them hide in tight spaces. 

There are many types of jumping spiders, but they’re usually small, compact, and fuzzy, with relatively large eyes. 

Wolf spiders are 1 1/2 inches at their largest and are either black or brown, or a combination of the two. It’s common for these spiders to have complex patterns on their backs. 

If in doubt, try to take a photo of the spider in question and compare it to resources online.  

Spider Bite Symptoms: Warning Signs To Watch For

To quickly answer the basic question of, “Do spiders bite?” the answer is yes, they do, although the caveat here is that spiders only bite when threatened. However,  you might accidentally scare a spider, leading to an unexpected bite. 

Spider bites from certain species, such as the black widow and brown recluse, can be dangerous. Typical symptoms of a spider bite include swelling, pain, and blisters. More serious symptoms include chills, fever, aches, and nausea. 

If you ever notice these potentially serious symptoms following a spider bite, seek medical help as soon as possible. 

Thankfully, spider prevention offers a great way to avoid spider bites altogether. 

Preventing Spiders In The House: Practical Tips And Tricks

To prevent spiders in the home, you’ll need to keep up with a few basic measures, many of which simply involve maintaining your home to make it less appealing and accessible to all kinds of spiders. Try these measures:

  • Eliminate clutter throughout the home, especially in the basement, garage, and attic.  
  • When bringing groceries home, check them for signs of spiders (especially produce) before taking everything indoors. 
  • Close up any cracks and gaps in your home’s exterior walls. 
  • Manage other pest problems in the house (moths, ants, mosquitoes), which may provide spiders with a food source. 
  • Regularly check for webs around the home and safely remove them. 

Again, these are tips you must keep up with over time, but you’ll be glad you did in the long run. However, if you start seeing spiders around your home, it's time to call for professional help.

Professional Spider Control: When To Call In The Experts

So what can you do once you’ve decided that you want to get rid of spiders from your home completely? Honestly, there aren’t many options for getting rid of spiders, but fortunately, professional spider control is the most effective option you’ll ever need. 

We highly recommend contacting a pest control service in your area if you notice signs of spiders, especially if you know that there are dangerous spiders in your home. Please remember not every pest control service specifically offers spider control services. Typically, pest control companies list this information on their website, or you can ask them directly over the phone. 

For effective local spider control, all you need to do is contact Chase Pest Control. We can remove all previously listed spider species to help keep your home safe. Give us a call, set an appointment, and we’ll take care of the rest. 

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