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March 7, 2019

How to Rid Your House of Spiders and Avoid Getting Bit

Many people in the U.S. have a fear of spiders. It is the number one phobia in the United States. The phobia is brought on by looking at scary movies or inherited by our ancestors. No matter what has brought on the phobia, spiders are hairy and creepy pests.

Even though spiders have a bad reputation, they are not all that bad. Spiders come in handy when you're trying to get rid of pesky insects. The insects end up getting stuck in the spider's web. Spiders may be a natural pest control, but it still doesn't give them the right to roam in your home. When spiders get in your home, they not only have the ability to contaminate your food, they can become a health risk to your family. In order to prevent spiders from becoming a nuisance in your home, there are actions you can take to keep them from being a problem.

Clean out attics, garages, and basements often

Spiders like to make their home in attics, garages and basements because those are areas of the home that tend to be quiet. They are able to catch their meals in these types of spaces. When it comes to storing shoes and clothing in the attic, garage, or basement, put them in a plastic bin with a cover. Another good idea is to shake out all of your clothing before washing them because spiders can hide in them.

Seal up all cracks and holes

Spiders can easily get into your home through windows and doors that are damaged. It is a good idea to inspect your home often for any cracks. When the season changes, the damage can become worse if it's not fixed early.

Check grocery bags and boxes before bringing them into the house

When you order items through the mail, the delivery driver will leave the package on your doorstep. If the package is sitting there on the doorstep for a long period of time, spiders can crawl onto the boxes. The same thing can happen when you're taking groceries out of the car. When you lay them down on the porch or driveway, spiders and other pests can crawl inside of the bag and cause you to bring them inside of the house. It's important to check your boxes and grocery bags thoroughly before bringing them inside of the house.

Seek medical attention if bitten by a spider

When you are bitten by a spider, there are certain spiders to look out for, such as brown recluse and black widow spiders. These types of spiders are venomous and you should seek medical attention right away. With the right treatment, a person can survive and live a normal life. A couple of symptoms to look out for if you are bitten by one of these spiders are nausea and a fever. Skin necrosis may be present when bitten by a brown recluse spider. The symptoms include pain and numbness.

House and cellar spiders are not a threat to your health if they try to bite you because their mouth-parts aren't strong enough to pierce the skin.These types of spiders are more of a nuisance to homeowners. Homeowners would much rather see them outside laying eggs than inside of the home.

Contact Cleveland Bee Removal for all your pest control needs

Homeowners need to take action to prevent spiders from entering their home in the first place. If spiders are already in the home and there's nothing else you can do, contacting Cleveland Bee Removal is your best choice. A pest control company in the Cleveland area, we can find out what type of spiders are in your home and remove them as quickly as possible.