There are 45,000 known spider species on planet earth. While you’re only likely to run into a fraction of those species in your home, any species of spider taking up residence in your house is usually cause for concern.
Before you freak out over the possibility of a home spider infestation, you must confirm that you are indeed experiencing a spider problem as opposed to just dealing with a stray spider that may have wandered indoors.
But how can you identify a systemic spider problem versus a chance sighting? When is it time to call in help?
In this post, our team breaks down what you need to know to get a handle on the scope of your spider woes. Keep reading to learn more!
Are You Seeing Spiders Regularly?
Seeing a spider or two near a kitchen window is not a tell-tale sign of an infestation. Seeing spiders every day in different parts of a room, and sometimes, in various rooms could be.
Take note of how often you’re seeing spiders and where they’re popping up. If you’re finding a consistent drumbeat of them, it may be time to call in a pest control expert.
Are You Waking up to Bites?
We’ve all had moments where we wake up scratching at bumps on our skin. Sometimes those bumps are caused by insect bites.
If you’re seeing spiders around your house and are now dealing with itchy bumps, you may want to research spider bite signs to see if you can confirm that your bumps are indeed bites. If they are, learn about different pest control options in your area.
Persistent insect bites are not only uncomfortable but could lead to a bevy of other health issues.
Are Webs Cropping up in Corners?
Spiders love their webs. Therefore, if you’ve got a growing number of spiders, you’ll begin to see a heightened pretense of webs in your home.
And before you think you’re solving your problem by taking your broom to webs, know that while destroying webs can temporarily displace a spider, spiders quickly establish new webs elsewhere.
Are Flying Insects Around?
Spiders tend to feed on flying insects. If you’re noticing an uptick of those in your home, you can bet that a spider infestation will be following close behind.
That’s why it’s important to take care of any sort of insect infestation, even if you’re not as bothered by the occasional moth as you are by spiders. Insect populations are extremely symbiotic and will attract more problems, fast.
Managing Your Spider Infestation
If you’ve gone through our spider infestation checklist and have determined that you may have an issue, you’ve got a couple of options. You could try DIY solutions that may not work and will certainly cost you time or you can call in a pro.
Given how serious certain spider infestations can get, we recommend cutting to the chase and calling a pro.
Professional exterminators are well-versed in getting rid of spiders in homes and many offer a free spider inspection before charging for their services. We wish you the best of luck solving your insect issues and welcome you to read more helpful content on our blog!