Spiders can be one of the most troubling pests that get into your home because many people are afraid of them. While lots of spiders are harmless, there are certain species, like the black widow and brown recluse, that can send you to the hospital with one little bite. It just so happens that both of these dangerous spider types can be found in and around New Orleans. Dangerous spiders aside, New Orleans is also home to many other arachnids like the common house spider, jumping spider, and several others. While these species of spider are for the most part harmless, they can still be scary when they’re in your living space.
Facts About Spiders
Different types of spiders are attracted to different environments. Some spiders like to live in dark, moist areas like basements and crawl spaces. Other spiders prefer to live in areas that are warm and dry like attics, air vents, and the upper corners of walls. Regardless of the type of spider, it’s important to remove them from your home before they begin to multiply. Female spiders produce egg sacs, and when fertilized by a male spider, they can lay eggs containing hundreds of babies. For this reason, it goes without saying that you probably want to get the spiders out of your home before they reproduce.
Tips on Removing Spiders From Your Home
The most effective way to get spiders out of your home and prevent them from coming back is to hire a pest control professional like Pied Piper Pest Control. With that being said, there are a few things you can do to try to get spiders out of your living spaces. One way is to set spider traps, which you can find online or at hardware stores. Place these traps in areas that seem to have a high amount of spider-traffic. There are also natural spider repellents, like peppermint oil, vinegar, and lemon juice. If you are looking to prevent spiders from entering your home, keeping your house clean and clutter-free is an effective method. Spiders avoid clean spaces because there aren’t many places for them to hide.
If you are in the greater New Orleans area and are struggling with spiders or any other pests, contact Pied Piper Pest Control! We provide our customers with quick, effective, environmentally friendly pest control and prevention. Give us a call at (504) 366-1333 or fill out the contact form on our website to learn more!