Spiders

What are spiders?

Spiders are a kind of arachnid; some of the more common spiders living throughout Nebraska are yellow sac spiders, black widow spiders, wolf spiders, and house spiders. Spiders are around found living all across the world in many different habitats. The spiders living in our area have learned to co-exist with us, and when their populations are small, cause us no issues and are helpful.

house spider

Spiders feed on and control many garden pests, making them more times than not a gardener’s best friend, but like anything, too much of a good thing becomes bothersome. If you have large numbers of spiders living in your yard or home, it is time to take the steps necessary to control their populations.

Are spiders dangerous?

The black widow spider is dangerous; their venom, if injected into a person, will cause health problems and symptoms that need to be managed by a health care professional. Fortunately, the majority of the spiders living in the United States are not dangerous and only have venom potent enough to paralyze their prey so they can capture and consume it.

Why do I have a spider problem?

Spiders don’t really want to live around people; they just do because our habitats have merged. If you have insects buzzing around your yard, crawling on your windows, or hiding in the basement, spiders will likely not be far behind.

Like any living creature, spiders are likely to be wherever there is food. Seeing lots of spiders either in your yard or home is likely an indicator that you have both a spider and insect problem on your property that you need to deal with. Spiders can also be introduced into our homes from the outside on things like potted plants, firewood, building materials, or boxes.

Where will I find spiders?

Spiders are located in different areas depending on their exact species. Some prefer to live up off the ground, while others prefer to stay at ground level:

  • The preferred habitats of yellow sac spiders include bushes, gardens, woodpiles, trees, and under debris.
  • Black widow spiders build their chaotic appearing webs at ground level.
  • Wolf spiders also prefer to stay at ground level and are often found under woodpiles, shrubs, fallen trees, and other things that offer them cover.
  • House spiders are good climbers and are usually found above the ground in trees, under rooflines, and in doorways and window frames.

Inside our homes, spiders will move to areas of a house that provide them with protection and access to insects. Attics, basements, walls voids, corners of rooms, doorways, boxes, and clutter are often home to spiders.

How do I get rid of spiders?

Beeline Pest Control is the best choice to eliminate spiders from your Omaha home or business. Our trained and experienced technicians will work closely with you to solve your property's spider problems – always working around your schedule!

Our professionals will rid your property of spiders and keep them from returning through detailed inspections, interior and exterior treatments, and follow-up treatments. To learn more about our effective spider control services or to receive a free quote, give Beeline Pest Control a call today!

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

Prevent spiders from becoming a big problem in your Omaha, Nebraska area yard or home using the following prevention tips:

  • Seal spaces around exterior lights, exterior walls, and the foundation.
  • Caulk spaces around wires, pipes, and cables entering into your home.
  • Place weatherstripping around windows and doors.
  • Cut vegetation back away from your home’s walls to prevent spiders from living right next to your house.
  • Place gardens and flower beds away from the outside walls of your home.
  • Keep your home free of clutter; that way, if spiders find a way into your home, it will provide them with fewer hideouts. 

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