A Helpful Guide To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Melbourne Home

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Why do spiders like to invade homes? What is it about our dwelling that draws these pests inside? These are both great questions. Today we are going to break things down for you to help you prevent these annoying invaders. If you want an immediate option to remove spiders from your home, call our team at Southern Home & Outdoor Services and ask about our pest control in Melbourne. For help preventing spiders on your own, keep reading. We are going to provide a simple and helpful guide to combat these pests.

Characteristics Of Common Spiders

The world is full of different types of spiders. Several species live here in Melbourne. The two most common kinds of spiders are ground spiders and web spiders. Ground spiders crawl around and use stealth and speed to catch their prey. Web spiders, on the other hand, build intricate nests and wait patiently to catch their meals. Ground spiders typically have thicker legs and wider bodies, while web spiders have thin legs, small bodies, and bulbous abdomens. This does not account for the many species that are incredibly unique, like daddy long legs, crab spiders, and other creative-looking species. For help finding out if the spiders inside your home are dangerous, bring in our team for a fast pest inspection. 

Most Spiders Bite; Some Bites Are More Dangerous Than Others

All spiders have the ability to bite and are venomous. Many common spiders, however, cannot pierce human skin or do not possess venom powerful enough to threaten any real harm. The two most dangerous spiders in Melbourn are the brown recluse and an assortment of widow spiders. The most notorious widow spider is the black widow, which has a black body and a red hourglass-shaped mark on its underside. If you are bitten by one of these pests and start to experience pain and uncomfortable symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Although fatalities are uncommon, life-long medical problems can result from the venom of a black widow spider. The best way to avoid trouble is to invest in a year-round pest control plan that keeps these eight-legged invaders out of your home.

Six Simple And Effective Spider Prevention Tips

If you have time to combat spiders on your own, we highly recommend taking advantage of DIY prevention. Start with these six simple yet effective tips and tricks.

  1. Thoroughly inspect your home’s exterior for gaps, holes, and cracks. Fill in these potential entrance points with some liquid cement or silicone caulk.
  2. Repair damage to exterior window and door screens and make sure they are installed properly.
  3. Invest in quality door sweeps for all doors leading out of your home.
  4. Replace weatherstripping that is old or damaged.
  5. Turn off exterior lights after it gets dark out to deter pests that spiders invade to hunt.
  6. Knock down spider webs as you find them inside and around your home to discourage spiders from sticking around.

There is no better way to keep spiders out of your home than with an effective general pest control plan. We have many great options at Southern Home & Outdoor Services if you are interested in learning more or scheduling treatments for your home.

Professional Pest Control Makes The Best Spider Control

Finding a home pest control company is easy. Finding a pest control company that will go above and beyond the call of duty to protect your home is much more difficult. At Southern Home & Outdoor Services, we are passionate about providing unmatched services for pest control and property care. Let our team pay you a visit and offer assistance to identify, eliminate, and prevent spiders and other common invaders.

Contact us now to learn more and make an appointment for your Melbourne home.

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