About American spiders in general and how they infest your houses?
Spiders are the most common household pests in America. At Spectrum Pest Control , we get hundreds of calls for them each year. More than 2000 species are found in North America alone. Their body is divided into two segments and they don’t have any antennae, chewing mouthparts or wings. All spiders are eight legged. Discussed below are some of the different types of spiders found in American houses of which the American House Spider is most common;
1) Fishing Spider – These are the largest spiders found in US and are active hunters. They prefer damp places hence can be found in the basements and other moist parts of the building.
2) Cellar Spider– Have thin long legs and they build irregular webs in dark corners. They are usually found hanging from the ceilings of cellars, room and caves.
3) American House Spider – This is the most common spider that you see inside your houses. They are mostly identified by their huge, round abdomens that shine. They have thin legs and hang in an inverted position from their webs.
4) Orb Weavers – They weave sheet-like webs and have poor vision. They are found in the outer walls of the building and not indoors.
Some other varieties that are found outside the house in the garden area are crab spiders, wolf spiders, sac spiders, jumping spiders, funnel web spiders etc.
What problem do they cause for human beings?
Though house spiders don’t pose any direct threat to the human beings but they are a nuisance. The messy web found in every corner of our rooms is irritating. Most spiders bite only to defend themselves and an American House Spider also falls in this category.
How to eradicate these spiders from our homes?
It is always better that you prevent the spiders from entering your house by keeping your surroundings clean and sealing the cracks of your building properly. But the best way to get rid of these nuisance pests is by vacuuming their webs and egg sacs.
Are there any pest control measures to exterminate them?
If the common household techniques don’t help you get rid of the spiders then its advised that you hire a licensed pest control company. These experts have proper equipment to execute the chemical control method and completely wipe off the spiders.
Finally we can see that America in general hosts a huge number of spiders but only few of the species including the American House Spider are found inside your home.
Thanks for considering Spectrum Pest Control for all your pest control needs.