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Spiders Be Gone: A Guide To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Virginia Beach Home

November 29, 2023

wolf spider on a rock up close

Spiders are arguably one of the creepiest types of pests that homeowners find in their homes. These arachnids may be small, but their eight legs and multiple eyes give them an eerie and intimidating appearance. 

If you suddenly see several spiders crawling through your home, it may be time to get the help of a qualified spider exterminator. At Hawk Mosquito & Pest, we have been dealing with the spiders around Virginia Beach for years. We know the best way to get rid of them, and we also know the secret to keeping them gone for good. 

Types Of Spiders: A Guide To The Most Common Species

Our spider removal team deals with several types of spiders regularly. Luckily, most spiders in this area don't have venom that is considered dangerous to humans. However, their presence can still be alarming when you see them crawling around your home. Some of the most common types of spiders that you are likely to see include:

  • Wolf spiders: This large species usually measures 1 to 2 inches long. They have dark-colored bodies that typically consist of a combination of brown, tan, and yellow. They also have thin hairs that cover their bodies.

  • Orb Weaver spiders: These spiders can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. The best way to identify them is to look at their large web, which is usually a circular shape. 

  • Brown recluse spider: This spider has a tan body with a dark marking on its back, shaped like a violin. These spiders have thin legs and a thin body, usually 1/2 inch long. 

  • Black widow spider: The female black widow has a shiny black body and a large, round abdomen. They also have a bright red marking that looks like an hourglass on the underside of their abdomen. 

Seeing any spider in your home could indicate that you have an insect infestation or another serious problem. Contact a spider extermination company as soon as possible to find out why the spiders are attracted to your house. 

Spider Bite Symptoms: Warning Signs To Watch Out For

All spiders have venom. However, most venom is not potent enough to cause harm to humans. However, the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider have toxic venom that causes severe symptoms, such as fever, dizziness, nausea, and muscle cramps. If you experience any serious symptoms, you should seek medical help right away. 

If you see spiders in your home, you need to consult a spider control specialist to ensure they are not dangerous. 

Seal Cracks And Openings: An Effective Spider Prevention Method 

Spiders can sneak into some of the smallest cracks and crevices around your home. Look for any small openings around the exterior of your home and seal them up using caulking or weather stripping. You should also remove any clutter from your home to eliminate hiding spots. 

If you want a more customized spider prevention plan, have your home properly inspected by a local spider control specialist. 

Professional Spider Control: When To Call In The Experts

Trying to catch and trap some spiders on your own can be dangerous. If you see any spiders in your house, the professional spider removal service at Hawk Mosquito & Pest can help you. Give us a call today to see how we can help keep the spiders away from your Virginia Beach home.

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