There are almost 30 different species of spider that are native to and active in the state of Pennsylvania.
While spiders are often useful in eliminating other insect pests, their presence can still be a problem.
Massive webs and annoying, sometimes even painful spider bites can aggravate homeowners. They can be found in homes and buildings, as well as the exterior of properties, such as in wooded areas.
Where do spiders live?
Spiders tend to make their homes in basements, crawl spaces, and other places where moisture can be found; or, they’ll set up their webs in warm, dry areas, like the corners of rooms and attics or subfloor air vents. Overall, they prefer to live in dark places.
How can I get rid of spiders?
Exterminating spiders begins with prevention.
- Start by reducing the number of exterior lights. Lights attract many flying insects, such as moths, which is why many spiders will set up webs around lights
- Regularly clean your house or building to remove spiders and their webs to discourage them from returning
- Reduce and remove clutter from the perimeter of the building or house, such as firewood, debris, and building materials. Spiders congregate in these areas and you can discourage their migration by keeping these objects away from the foundation
If you’re dealing with spiders throughout the year or think you might have an infestation, we can provide a no-cost, on-site assessment to help you determine the extent of the problem. We’ll be able to identify the type of spider and the proper control plan for you.
When faced with a spider infestation we recommend a quarterly plan to give you peace of mind all year long.