The Ultimate Spider Prevention Guide For Oahu Homes
August 20, 2023
Would you ever willingly carry a spider into your home? Most people would not. These pests are creepy to look at and do not make very great house guests. Unfortunately, they regularly enter human dwellings on their own. Even worse than this, spiders will stay inside and lay eggs. This is not something that you want.
To help you understand and prevent spiders around Oahu from getting into your home, here are some things to think about. Call our team at PTH if you would like to know how we handle these invasive creatures. We will share some of our advanced offerings for pest control in Oahu and help you get rid of these pests for good.
Spiders Are Not Insects But Arachnids
One common misconception about spiders is that they are insects. This is not true. Insects have six legs. Spiders have eight legs. This is not the only distinction, but it is by far the easiest to notice. Another arachnid that lives here in Oahu is the tick. Something that is important for you to know is how to distinguish harmless spiders from dangerous spiders locally.
Some of the most common species locally are orb-weaver spiders, crab spiders, violin spiders, huntsman spiders, yellow garden spiders, brown widow spiders, and black widow spiders. Of these pests, brown and black widow spiders are the only two that are considered medically threatening. A bite from either of these pests will cause moderate to severe pain and other symptoms, including muscle aches, restlessness, and nausea. The good news is that bites are almost never fatal. Keeping this in mind, if one of these spiders attacks you, seek medical attention immediately.
Why Spiders Invade Homes
Spiders in Oahu invade homes for a good reason, most of the time. We say most of the time because sometimes spiders invade by accident. These pests regularly wander around and will occasionally wander through gaps, holes, and other entry points found in your home’s exterior. Other times, these pests will seek shelter from negative conditions outdoors, like stormy weather. Usually, different types of spiders invade to find things to eat.
If you didn’t know, spiders eat other pests. Some build webs to catch their prey. Others hunt from the ground. Both use their venom and silk to capture and consume creatures. One thing that will make you more likely to find spiders inside your home is accessible entry points around its exterior. Let’s talk about some ways to identify these entry points and what methods work best to deter spiders before they get indoors and cause too much trouble.
Prevention Is Key To Effective Spider Control
It is important that you have some form of spider preventative strategy in place to stop spiders before they invade your home. If you have some time on your hands, we highly recommend considering these advanced prevention techniques.
Seal gaps, holes, and cracks around your home’s exterior foundation.
Make sure all of your exterior doors and windows are in good working order and have proper seals.
Repair damage to windows and door screens around your home, and keep unscreened windows and doors closed when you are not using them.
Reduce the amount of clutter in your home, and do your best to keep your living spaces clean.
Turn off lights around the exterior of your home at night, or invest in insect-resistant light bulbs.
Knock down webs that you find.
Many of these tips and tricks are useful for preventing the pests that spiders invade to hunt. If you are looking for a more reliable form of spider control, let our team offer some advanced solutions to keep these pests at bay.
Total Spider Control For Oahu Homeowners
Living with spiders inside your home is a recipe for disaster. The best thing you can do to stop these pests before and after they invade is bring in our team at PTH. We are a local and dedicated pest control company that specializes in comprehensive pest abatement, control, and identification. All you need to do is let us know you need our help. We will schedule an appointment for your home and property and find a treatment strategy that best deals with your spider and pest problems.
Contact our team at PTH now to find out more about our residential pest control services in Oahu. One of our highly-trained service representatives will talk you through our pest control options and find one that meets you and your Oahu home’s needs.