How To Easily Keep Spiders Out Of Your Louisiana Home

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Spiders are common here in Louisiana; for the most part, they don't bother us unless they enter our homes. While common house spiders don't generally cause much trouble, most people prefer not to share space with them. Most spiders found in homes are harmless, but a few in our area warrant contacting a local Louisiana pest control company. 

At Havard Pest Control, we know spiders; we will explain why seeing lots of spiders around can signify other problems. We are here to eliminate your spider problem and help you find the best way to keep spiders away from your property for good.

What Are Spiders Good For?

While some people fear spiders, most are harmless and provide an essential service to the world. The most significant benefit of all types of spiders in our area is that they help to reduce insect populations. With our hot, humid summers, you can easily imagine our problems if we had no spiders.

Different kinds of spiders have various methods for hunting their prey. The majority of spiders found in homes are simple house spiders. Primarily they are considered a nuisance because of the numerous tangled webs they build throughout your home. 

Black widow spiders build messy webs at ground level to catch their prey, while brown recluse spiders build irregular webs that they use as a retreat and prefer to hunt down their prey.

What Kind Of Spiders Are Dangerous To Find In My Home?

Most types of spiders in our area are harmless, but there are a few potentially dangerous ones to be aware of:

  • Black widow spiders are easy to identify with their black bodies and the red hourglass shape on their abdomens. They rarely bite unless threatened, and their bites are seldom fatal. However, if you receive a bite, you should be seen by medical personnel as soon as possible.
  • Brown recluse spiders in our area can also cause harm. Like black widows, they rarely bite unless threatened or handled. Their venom isn't fatal, but bites take a long time to heal.
  • Orb weaver spiders rarely interact with people and will only bite if they feel trapped. Their bites are generally mild and similar to a bee sting. 

To get rid of spiders in your home that may be dangerous, we recommend contacting a professional company with experience in spider removal.

Why Do I Have A Lot Of Spiders In My House?

There are a couple of reasons you may have a lot of spiders in your home. Some spiders breed incredibly fast, and one or two in your home can quickly become an infestation. Common house spiders are one such species; females lay about 250 eggs per sac and often have more than one sac in their webs.

Additionally, different kinds of spiders hunt a variety of prey. If you have many spiders around, you probably have an abundance of insects for them to eat. One of the best ways to keep spiders away is to work with a pest control company to control the insect populations on your property.

Pro Pest Control Is The Best Way To Keep The Spiders Out

The best way to get rid of spiders in your home, and keep them out, is to work with a local company like Havard Pest Control. We have over 70 years of experience providing efficient and effective pest control in our area. If you find yourself with a lot of spiders or some that are more dangerous, like black widow spiders, we are here to help. You can today to eliminate your spider problem and reclaim your home from these pests.