What is it that brought you here today? Did you go face-first through a web inside your home? Was one of your family members scared within an inch of their life? Maybe you just have a rational fear of spiders and don’t want them anywhere near your home. Regardless of what has brought you here today, we are happy to say; you are in the right place. To keep spiders from invading your Pryor home, we have some secrets you should know.
Common Spiders Around Pryor
There are many species of spiders that share our beautiful state with us. To keep things simple, here is a description of each of the most common home-invading spiders in our area.
The common house spider is a yellowish-brown, black striped pest with a bulbous abdomen and eight thin legs. This widespread pest invader is most known for the annoying webs they build throughout homes.
Also common here in Pryor, the wolf spider is best identified by their dark brown bodies that range in size with pale and sometimes yellow markings. Often mistaken for the more dangerous brown recluse, wolf spiders enter into homes and hunt for prey from the ground. Coming in contact with one of these pests might cause you a scare due to their rapid movements and dangerous appearance but they are not overly harmful to humans.
Although less commonly found inside homes, the black widow spider is one you should know about. These larger, black pests with bulbous abdomens are best identified by the bright red hourglass shape on their undersides. If bitten by one of these eight-legged pests, you might experience symptoms such as chills, nausea, fever, vomiting, extreme pain around the bite zone and throughout your body, severe cramps, stupor, muscle spasms, and shock. Do not hesitate to seek medical attention if one of these spiders bite you.
Also known for being dangerous, brown recluse spiders are another threat you might find inside your Pryor home. You can identify brown recluse by their brown bodies, long thin legs, and the dark backward violin shape right behind their head. Common symptoms associated with this spider bite include redness around the bite zone followed by a blister, low to severe pain, an open sore at the point of the wound, chills, fever, dizziness, vomiting, and rash. If bitten by one of these pests, seek medical attention immediately.
The vast majority of spiders found in Pryor homes are more of a nuisance than a danger but that doesn't mean they are welcome to stick around!
How To Prevent Spiders
To prevent spiders around your home, you have to do two things. First, you have to address factors that draw them in. This includes places they hide, the water they drink, and insects they hunt. Second, you have to seal up entry points around your home that might be letting pests inside.
Here are some practical tips for prevention measures around your Pryor home:
- Use a caulking gun to seal small openings in your home’s exterior and gaps around window and door frames.
- Inspect all of your home’s weather stripping and door sweeps for damage and correct installation. Fix any problems you uncover.
- Repair or replace any torn or ripped window/door screens.
- Keep your yard and home free of clutter and debris.
- Trim back greenery from the exterior of your home.
- Turn off exterior lights at night or purchase lightbulbs that are resistant to pests.
- Clean your home regularly, and be careful not to leave out leftover food.
- Pick up after your pets and clean out their bowls after they finish eating.
- Invest in high-quality pest control services for your Pryor home and property.
If you would rather not spend your time preventing pests around your home, we have a simple solution for you at Mid America Pest Control. With our general pest control, your home will have everything it needs to combat spiders and the pests they invade to hunt. Using only the highest quality products and proven methods, we will give your home the best chance to stay pest-free, year-round.