Spiders Be Gone: A Guide To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Denver Home

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Spider control in Denver is never easy at any time of year, but it can get especially tricky in the winter. Our harsh climate sends bugs scurrying indoors during dry spells and cold snaps, and wherever insects come creeping, spiders are sure to come crawling after them. Learn more about these arachnids, the problems they can bring, and how to keep them out of your home with the help of Advantage Pest Management.

Spider Behavior: How They Hunt, Feed, And Mate

Common spiders in Colorado run the gamut from web-weaving garden spiders to big, hairy hunting spiders and everything in between. Regardless of whether they catch their prey in webs or by ambushing it, all spiders feed the same way. They subdue prey with venom from their fangs and inject it with digestive enzymes that liquefy its insides so that the spider can then suck them out. 

This is why spiders will never be attracted to your home on their own. There has to be some sort of infestation going on to sustain their population; otherwise, they will not come into your home in large numbers or breed inside it.

If there is a large enough infestation to support their numbers, however, spiders will breed in your home by creating egg sacs with dozens to hundreds of little spiderlings. This means it doesn't take more than a few female spiders wandering into your house to create a huge spider infestation. 

Spider Problems: Why You Don't Want These Arachnids In Your Home

All types of spiders are venomous. However, most of the spiders in our area are considered harmless because they do not possess venom potent enough to harm humans. If you're bitten by a spider in Colorado, chances are, you will experience nothing worse than pain and swelling at the site of the bite. 

However, we do have one species here in Colorado that can cause more significant problems. The black widow spider packs a powerful neurotoxin that can cause systemic symptoms and usually requires medical intervention. If you are bitten by a black widow, you may experience everything from nausea and vomiting to severe pain to muscle spasms and even trouble breathing.

Because there's no way to keep black widows out of your house individually, you have to keep all the spiders in our area out of your house. There's no way to target your prevention efforts at only the dangerous ones. 

Spider-Proofing Tips: Protecting Your Home And Family

Once you wind up with a spider infestation, there isn't a lot you can do without professional help. However, there is plenty you can do to keep spiders at bay before you wind up with a house full of them. Most of your prevention efforts will focus on keeping spider prey outside, so do things like:

  • Cover indoor and outdoor garbage cans at all times.
  • Store pantry foods in airtight containers.
  • Take care of moisture problems like clogged gutters or condensation.
  • Declutter and clean frequently to remove pest hiding places and crumbs.
  • Never leave pet foods or pet bowls sitting out. Feed your pets and put their food and bowls away. 

Taking these measures can make your home less attractive to spider prey and therefore spiders themselves. 

Professional Spider Control: When To Call In The Experts

Getting rid of spiders can get complicated not only because you normally have to get rid of an additional infestation as well as the spiders themselves, but also because there are not a lot of products on the open market that are effective at eliminating breeding spider populations. 

This is why the best thing you can do if you see a major uptick in spider activity in your Denver home is to call the spider removal experts at Advantage Pest Management. Our experts can help you find and eliminate not just spiders but also the infestations that are drawing them into your home. So don't wait; click or call today.

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