Spider Prevention Made Easy: A Comprehensive Guide For Natomas Homes

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If you’re one of the many people who have a fear of spiders, removing them from your home becomes a significant priority. At Bell Pest Control, our team can help you with pest control in Natomas, delivering the results that you want to see.

However, there’s another reason to have concerns if spiders are appearing in your home. Having quite a few spiders in the area often means you have other pests that the spiders eat. An underlying pest problem can draw extra spiders.

Spider Identification: How To Recognize Different Species

In Natomas, homeowners may see a few different types of spiders. It’s helpful for you to be able to identify the spiders you are seeing, so you know whether they are dangerous species or whether they are harmless.

Some of the most common species found locally and their distinguishing characteristics include:

  • Cellar spider:These spiders look strange because of their small bodies and long legs, but they are harmless. They are brown, yellow, or gray in color.
  • Jumping spider: This type of spider is small, at about half an inch in length, but it can jump quite a distance. It is usually black, although some are tan or gray.
  • Wolf spider: These Northern California spiders are usually dark brown and extremely large, often an inch or more in length, making them scary-looking. However, they rarely bite people.
  • Black widow: This is a dangerous breed of spider, as it can deliver venom in its bite. It has a black, shiny body more than an inch in length with a red marking on the abdomen that resembles an hourglass. 

If you are unsure exactly what species of spider you are seeing in your home, do not panic. Reach out to Bell Pest Control for help in identifying them and to get started on our spider control services in Natomas.

Symptoms Of Spider Bites: What To Expect And How To Treat

Very few spiders bite people, but the species we have around Natomas occasionally do bite humans. The good news is the only spider in this area that carries venom that can harm people is the black widow spider. If the black widow bites you, it can cause fever, nausea, and sweating. Seek medical care for this bite.

Do wolf spiders bite? They can, but the bite is only painful for people, rather than venomous. The same is true for jumping spiders. For a non-venomous spider bite, use soap and water to clean the area. Use ice or a cold washcloth to help with swelling. You can take a pain reliever, too.

Preventing Spider Infestations: Practical Tips And Tricks

After our team performs spider control services for you, there are a few steps you can take when you are wondering how to prevent spiders from reinfesting your home. Clean your kitchen to eliminate food particles that could draw insects, which in turn would draw spiders. Cleaning other areas of the home regularly and eliminating cobwebs can also discourage spiders from setting up inside your home. If you have an area where you are seeing spiders regularly, seal any gaps where they could enter the home. 

Professional Pest Control: A Great Spider Control Solution

The best option for controlling any spiders you see inside and outside your Natomas home is by hiring the spider removal service experts at Bell Pest Control. Our team will inspect your property and design a plan that delivers results. We will create a schedule for further treatments as needed, and we will provide tips to help you make your home as inhospitable to these pests as possible.

Reach out to Bell Pest Control today for a free estimate and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Natomas.

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