Is there a spider crawling on your arm? Do you fear waking up to a creepy crawler in your bed? Do you dread the idea of an eight eyed creature staring RIGHT at you? Spiders are all over the place here in Conroe,TX this December and you don’t want these eight legged freaks anywhere near you! Spiders can be dangerous and can cause some pesky, itchy bites that make you uncomfortable for days. Spiders in Conroe, TX homes are on the rise this winter and we here at CPL Pest Control know the reason why. In this article, we go over some precautions you can take against these eight-legged intruders.
The most common spiders we see in Conroe,TX are the Brown Recluse, the Black Widow and the House Spider.
The brown recluse is one of the most dangerous spiders in North America, and its bite can cause serious skin damage. These spiders are shy and prefer to live in dark, undisturbed places, such as closets, garages, and attics. They are difficult to spot, as they are about the size of a quarter and have a violin-shaped marking on their back. Although their bites are rarely fatal, they can cause significant skin damage, including necrosis (the death of tissue).
The black widow is also a dangerous spider, with its venom capable of causing severe abdominal pain and lead to breathing problems. Black widows are easy to identify by the large, red hourglass marking on their abdomens. They are commonly found in secluded areas, such as under stones or stacked wood. In addition to humans, black widows prey on insects and have been known to kill small animals.
Both the brown recluse and black widow spiders are found in Texas, so it is important to be aware of their presence. If you are bitten, go to the doctor immediately to receive treatment.
The house spider is small and tends to make a home everywhere it goes, but it’s not poisonous like the the Brown Recluse or Black Widow. The House Spider’s web is usually built in a dark corner. The House Spider waits in the web for its prey to become tangled. If you see what looks to be a house spider it’s best to capture it in a plastic cup or jar so that you can safely identify it. House spiders are usually brownish-grey with stripes on their backs. House Spiders are everywhere this winter, so be careful!
Why Are We Seeing An Increase In Spiders This December?
Causes for the spider infestation here in Conroe, TX is due to the colder temperatures. As it gets colder, insects begin to seek refuge in our homes. As insects seek refuge in our homes, Spiders follow their food source. Thus naturally, the more insects you have in a generalized areas, the more spiders you will have. Additionally, spiders are much more common in the fall and winter months, when they can be found inside of many homes looking for a place to claim as their own. Spiders are convenient pest control for bugs, but when they invade your home in the hundreds or thousands, they become a nuisance.
What Can You To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Conroe, TX Home?
So, what can you do to get rid of spiders in your home? Spiders are generally not harmful, so you don’t have to worry about always using harsh chemicals or pesticides to get rid of them. You can use a vacuum cleaner to suck them up, or kill them with a fly swatter. Because Spiders tend to hide in dark places, you can use concentrated lemon spray or ammonia to get rid of them. If you don’t want to use chemicals, then Spider Control is as simple as keeping your home as clean as possible. Spiders like piles of boxes and clutter, so make sure you tidy up your home. Spiders are definitely NOT something you want in your Conroe, TX home this winter take measures to get rid of them today!
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact CPL Pest Control today! We promise to make your home Spider free this December. There should be no reason why you have to invite your unwanted spiders to your White Elephant Party this Christmas! Call us today for your FREE Consultation and Quote! 281-683-6737, as always, ask for Chris!
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