The Best Way To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Dallas Home


Whether you live in a Dallas, Texas mansion, condominium, apartment, or quaint home, everyone has encountered spiders. These typically shy arachnids often operate behind the scenes, with homeowners unaware of their presence until there's a chance encounter or a run-in with a well-placed sticky web. 

While spiders play a role in our ecosystem, prevention measures and expert spider removal services from a pest professional may become necessary to reduce their visits to Dallas homes.

The Role Spiders Play In Our Ecosystem

Spiders live on every continent, so avoiding contact with them is next to impossible. There are two general types of spiders—web builders and hunters; both are considered predators. While encounters with spiders can cause panic in homes, they are an integral part of the ecosystem. 

Spiders provide natural pest control services by consuming many different arthropods (mainly insects) that like to invade homes, such as earwigs, flies, ants, and moths. They are also vital to farmers and gardeners as they control insects that destroy plants. 

Well-fed spiders also serve as a food source for other larger animals, such as birds, frogs, and fish, who depend on them for survival. While spiders may be considered an essential link in the ecosystem, few people want them in their homes. If encounters with spiders or their webs seem to be increasing, it's time to call in the pest professionals at Addison Pest. We're experts at locating spider hideouts and removing them from homes.

Some Spider's Bites Are Worse Than Others

All spiders have venom (bad news), but most bites are not strong enough to break your skin (good news). Unfortunately, the black widow and brown recluse are two Dallas spiders that can inflict more concerning bites than others.

Black widows deliver a bite that's painful right off the bat. Pain from their bite can last as many as three days before its effects lessen. People sometimes experience sweats, nausea, fever, and high blood pressure from a bite, but bites are rarely life-threatening.

People typically don't even feel a bite from a brown recluse but can experience extreme pain within eight hours. Some symptoms of a brown recluse bite include nausea, fever, restlessness, and difficulty sleeping. Sometimes people can develop a small blister around the bite site, which can become an ulcer that reaches the bone or muscle.

Most people don't want to get close enough to spiders to identify which ones are potentially harmful. If you're worried the spiders inside your home can cause harm, call in the professionals at Addison Pest. We have treatments that can remove spiders and restore your peace of mind.

Easy And Effective Spider Prevention Tips

Spiders are quiet and small; they easily slip into homes while searching for life's essentials—food, moisture, and shelter. While keeping spiders outside might seem impossible, homeowners can use some easy and practical tips to encourage them to stay outdoors.

Six tips to help limit spiders in your home include:

  • Install weatherstripping around doors and windows to reduce gaps; install a door sweep.
  • Ensure screens on vents, windows, and doors fit correctly and have no rips or tears.
  • Trim bushes and shrubs to ensure they don't touch your home.
  • Use caulking to fill in cracks, crevices, and gaps.
  • Regularly vacuum corners of rooms and reduce clutter.
  • Eliminate insect infestations that lure spiders.

Taking steps to prevent spider infestations is always wise. Still, spiders can sometimes crawl indoors through even a minor gap in your defenses, allowing them inside your house. When spider prevention measures fail, it's time to call in the spider removal experts at Addison Pest.

Quality Pest Control Makes The Best Spider Control

The best way to get rid of spiders is with quality pest control services from Addison Pest. Since 1983, our family owned and operated company has provided customers with quality termite and pest control services. Homeowners who partner with us always get treated like family. Our technicians can recommend practical and cost-efficient solutions for all your pest control needs. 

Please request a free inspection from Addison Pest today and learn more about our local spider control solutions.