Pest Status:


order Araneae


eight legs and typically eight eyes


vary in color, size, hair, and location.

Spiders can be a welcome presence in the garden and a terrifying one in the house. Not all spiders are dangerous, and many are excellent pest control themselves. Let’s go over a few basics to discover more about them.

Facts, Identification, and Control

Let’s start here.

Facts about Spiders

Don’t forget these things.

Where Do They Live?

Spiders live all over the world. Some make webs, and others prefer to find shelter. Many are perfectly happy in both your house and your garden. You can barely go anywhere without seeing a spider.

What Do They Eat?

They’re typically carnivores, eating insects, other spiders and sometimes even small animals. A few eat different things, but this is rare.

How Did I Get Spiders?

Existing is enough to get spiders outside. Inside, they’re often searching for prey or ideal temperature.

How Serious Are Spider Problems?

Don’t ignore the issue.

Problem #1

It can be challenging to tell which spiders will bite, and some have a severe bite. If you’ve got a poisonous spider like a Black widow in your shoe, that can be a trip to the hospital, for instance.

Problem #2

Some spiders are suitable for keeping insects out, but they can be unsightly surprises for you, especially if you have a fear of spiders. Once one is in your house, nothing is keeping it from crawling everywhere.

Problem #3

Spider bites can be difficult to diagnose because they all look different. Identifying spider bites is challenging for medical professionals, often leading to misdiagnosis.

What Can I Do about Spiders?

You can start by sealing your doors and windows to prevent them from coming in. Getting rid of clutter and places where they hide is another good idea. Glue traps can also be useful for wandering spiders.

Signs of a Spider Infestation?

Spiders don’t infest per se because they’re solitary, but you’ll notice webs in some cases. In others, spotting the spider could be your first sign. Spiders that molt may also leave old skin behind.

Spider Prevention and Control tips

Try these things to handle the problem.

Control tip #1

Seal cracks in doors, windows, and floorboards with a silicone-based caulk to prevent entrances.

Control tip #2

Keep your house cleaner to eliminate their food source – bugs searching for that candy bar you dropped.

Control tip #3

Regularly air out the house and turn over clutter to the secondhand shop. This brings them out of hiding.

Fun Fact

🙌 Did you know that you can keep spiders away with Peppermint Oil? Find out more here

Spider Professional Pest Control

Professionals can help you identify the types of spiders you have and what to do about them. They’re better at keeping spiders away and can provide a comprehensive plan, so you don’t see them as often.