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Frequently Asked Questions About Spiders

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What are spiders?

Spiders are certainly at the top of the list of pests most people don’t want to discover inside their homes. Spiders are pests identified by their eight legs, many eyes, and quick movements. It is important to know how to prevent spiders from infesting your home.

Spiders are a type of predatory arachnid. In controlled numbers, spiders are helpful to have in our yards and gardens as they will reduce the number of damaging insects you have to contend with. When spiders decide to move into your home or take over your outdoor space in numbers that make you uncomfortable, they become unwanted pests.

Are spiders dangerous?

Most of the spiders we come across in our yards and outdoor spaces in our Honolulu, HI service area are harmless to people. Spiders are reclusive by nature and do their best to stay out of our way. Spider bites are rare and usually only happen in self-defense. Nuisance spiders have venom strong enough to paralyze prey but not cause serious health effects in people.

In Hawaii and across the United States, there are a couple of spiders with venom potent enough to harm people. If a spider ever bites you and you are concerned about a reaction you are experiencing, immediately contact a medical professional.

Why do I have a spider problem?

The single biggest reason spiders have become a problem on your property is that a large numbers of insects have also decided to call your property home. Spiders are predators and prefer to live in areas where they have easy access to their prey. If there isn’t any food available or they are constantly being disturbed, they will move elsewhere.

Where will I find spiders?

Spiders like to live in areas that provide them with food and moisture. Outside in our yards, spiders typically hide in gardens, trees, tall grass, and close to containers like trash cans and recycling bins.

Spiders happily live outside, so why do we regularly find these pests in our homes? Usually, spiders are inside because they have followed their insect prey indoors. These pests may also move inside, searching for a dark, quiet place to lay their eggs. When those eggs hatch, if they have access to food, they usually decide to stay.

How do I get rid of spiders?

Get rid of spiders by trusting the team of Honolulu, HI pest control professionals at Pest Tech Hawaii. We are a locally owned and operated pest control company dedicated to delivering pest control services in the Aloha spirit! We are committed to our customers and offer a full range of customizable pest control and remediation services to eliminate spiders and other household pests.

To learn more about our spider control solutions or request an estimate, give Pest Tech Hawaii a call today!

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

Hawaii provides spiders with plenty of prey, making them pests that live in our area in high numbers. The following tips will help to make your Hawaii home and property less attractive to these pests:

  • Place weatherstripping around windows and doors to seal gaps.
  • Repair or replace torn screens.
  • Keep your grass cut short.
  • Cut back overgrown shrubs from your home’s exterior.
  • Store trash cans and woodpiles away from your home’s exterior.
  • Keep storage areas neat, organized, and free of clutter to minimize hiding spots for spiders in your house.
  • As you come across spider webs inside or outside your home, brush them away; this will eventually annoy the spiders and make them want to move somewhere else.

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