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The Trick To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Tucson Home

August 30, 2022

Have you ever been caught off guard by a spider? It doesn’t matter how tough you are, when one of these pests shows up out of the blue, emotions happen. Some people scream, others tense up and go silent. We are here today to prevent unexpected spider encounters inside your home. For immediate services to remove a spider problem from your home, call the Tucson pest control experts at Pest Friends. To learn more about the different types of spiders in Tucson, here are some things to consider today.

The Many Types Of Spiders That Can Be Found In Tucson

Tucson is home to more than a few types of spiders. The most common home-invading spiders in our area are house spiders, wolf spiders, and garden spiders. Some less common but more problematic species are black widows, brown recluses, and tarantulas. Although spiders always have eight legs and a central body, their features vary, depending on the species. Tarantulas have large hairy bodies and thick legs. Wolf spiders appear similar to tarantulas but are smaller and less hairy. Some species in our area, such as garden spiders, house spiders, and black widows, have thin legs and bulbous abdomens. You can further identify a dangerous black widow by its black color and the red hourglass mark on the underside of its abdomen. Identify a dangerous brown recluse by its small size, brown color, six forward-facing eyes, and the dark, backward-shaped violin mark located behind its head.

Some Spiders Are More Dangerous Than Others

There are a few kinds of spiders in Tucson that have medically harmful venom. Two stand out as serious threats: the brown recluse and the black widow. Both of these arachnids have powerful venom that can cause severe reactions in humans and animals. Both start with moderate to severe pain. A black widow bite has more of a neurological effect whereas a brown recluse bite is necrotic. If you suspect you have been bitten by either of these pests, do not hesitate to seek medical help. Although deaths are not common with black widow and brown recluse bites, they do occur. Always approach situations with dangerous spiders with caution. 

Six No-Sweat Spider-Prevention Tips For Around The House

In order to stop spiders from invading your Tucson home, you need to put in place some form of preventative measures, whether DIY or professional. To start, here are six no-sweat spider-prevention tips you can do yourself.

  1. Use some silicone caulk to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks found in your home’s exterior foundation.
  2. Make sure all of your window/door screens are in good working condition.
  3. Install door sweeps under unprotected exterior doors.
  4. Make sure your home’s weather-stripping is in good condition.
  5. Repair other damage to your home’s exterior and address entry points in ventilation, around wires, and anywhere else you find them.
  6. Turn off exterior lights at night to deter the pests that spiders invade to hunt. 

Professional Pest Control Makes For The Best Spider Control

In order to keep AZ area spiders out of your home or to address a current spider infestation, we recommend reaching out to the experts at Pest Friends. Our team of licensed and trained technicians understands area pests and has the advanced tools needed to address infestations in and around your home. It all starts with a thorough pest inspection. This process allows our team an opportunity to assess your home’s condition, locate pest problems, and discuss with you a plan of action to handle any infestations found indoors.

Call Pest Friends now to learn more about your home pest control or commercial pest control options or to schedule your property for spider control services.