The Trick To Effective Spider Control In Your Baldwyn Home

a black widow spider at night

Spiders sometimes have abrupt movements, like leaping or quick running. They have long, creepy legs and lots of beady eyes. A great number create large gummy webs that are easy to walk into. Getting pricked by their fangs means pain and being exposed to poisonous venom. All of these reasons and tons more are why most people hate and fear spiders. Very few Baldwyn residents would be satisfied with the pests being around their home.

Believe it or not, some spiders won’t do much harm, if at all. Others are so dangerous, they could send you to the hospital. Black widow and brown recluse spiders are considered medical threats by professionals. Unfortunately, they’re common in the region. Learn more about their risk factors and how you can prevent them with McCary Pest Control.

What Spiders Are Common in Baldwyn? What Are the Risks?

To reiterate, black widow and brown recluse spiders are prevalent in the area. Black widows are known for the striking red hourglass shape on their stomachs. As their name reveals, their skin is black and glossy. The smallest they will ever be is 0.12 of an inch long. Males can reach 0.39 of an inch, while the females can stretch to 0.51 of an inch. In most cases, they will be nesting outside in wood, grass, and organic debris. If the weather becomes unpleasant for them or they are short on food, they will enter your home. They will get comfortable in the first spot they find that’s quiet and dark. Keep your eyes open when you go into a closet, or the garage and basement. Black widows have venom that contains neurotoxins, so avoid aggravating them. You may have an overall pest issue, as these spiders consume flies, ants, and grasshoppers. 
Brown recluses have a name that gives them away too; they are tan or brown. They are a sizable 0.50 of an inch long. Among their physical characteristics are drawn legs that are skinny and a mark that looks like a violin on their abdomen. These fast-moving spiders are a bit similar to their black widow relatives. First, they feast on other bugs. Second, they congregate in natural matter. Third, they prefer to be in shady places where they won’t be disturbed. Hotspots for them include cabinets, cellars, attics, crawlspaces, and sheds. Their rapid procreation makes them difficult to combat. You might experience nausea, fever, and skin lesions if you're bitten by one. Here are further facts about these spiders:

Immediately seek medical attention if they bite you
They are nocturnal critters
Primary infestation signs are seeing them or their webs. They will be messy and around corners, furniture, or firewood.

Are There Ways to Prevent Baldwyn Spiders?

Do the following if you hope to avoid spider intrusions:

  • Seal cracks in foundations, doors, and windows 
  • Make sure screens and door sweeps are intact 
  • Fix moisture malfunctions and leaks
  • Use a dehumidifier 
  • Put food and trash in airtight containers
  • Regularly sweep, dust, and vacuum; especially webs
  • Get rid of clutter 
  • Trim grass and greenery often, and remove debris from your lawn
  • Distance woodpiles and plants two feet away from your property 
  • Inspect logs and storage items before bringing them indoors 
  • Call McCary Pest Control if you have critters spiders feed on

How Will McCary Pest Control Exterminate Baldwyn Spiders?

The skilled technicians at McCary Pest Control will carefully examine your home to accurately identify spider populations, their nests, and possible entry points. All will be addressed with advanced, industrial-grade treatments and quality recommendations. Our solutions are safe for humans, pets, and vegetation. Protect yourself and your loved ones! Call us at McCary Pest Control today to get started!