Spider Wars: How To Win The Battle Against Arachnids In Chicago

House spider on the wall
Spiders live all around us; winning the battle against them can be a frustrating task for homeowners. At Aerex Pest Control, we are here not just to help you win the battle against spiders but to win the war.

Learning the ins and outs of spiders, what they look like, and some helpful prevention tips are beneficial to controlling these arachnids and keeping them out of your home. Furthermore, acquiring spider control in Chicago is critical to maintaining a home free of these leggy arachnids. 

Spider Identification: How To Recognize Different Species

Most spiders share similar physical characteristics, including having two body segments, fang-like mouthparts, eight legs, and many eyes. Recognizing the many different spiders that live throughout our region can be tricky. Size, color, web patterns, and unique behaviors help to identify species from each other. However, most people don’t want to get close enough to a spider to thoroughly inspect it and determine its exact species. 

The best way to determine the type of spider that has found its way into your home is with the help of a professional. A local professional who has deep knowledge of the spiders living in your region will accurately identify the species and implement a treatment plan to remove the infestation successfully. 

Spider Bite Symptoms: Warning Signs To Watch For

The bad news is that spiders can bite people; the good news is that spiders are not typically aggressive towards people and don’t seek us out to bite. Most spider bites occur accidentally, usually while a spider is trying to defend itself from being crushed or other harm. 

Most spider bites are harmless, and symptoms often include mild redness and swelling around the bite site, in addition to some mild pain. More severe symptoms include nausea, rash, headache, swelling around the eyes, and difficulty breathing. If, after being bitten by a spider, you ever notice sudden or worsening symptoms, immediately seek medical attention. 

Preventing Spiders In Your Home: Tips And Tricks

To help you maintain a spider-free home, we want to offer some helpful tips and tricks to keep these eight-legged pests at bay:

  • Keep outdoor lights off as much as possible to stop the insects that spiders like to eat from being attracted to your home.
  • Seal cracks or crevices that develop in your home’s exterior and provide spiders an entrance into your home.
  • Cut back shrubs, bushes, and tree branches that can offer spiders a bridge to your home. 
  • Keep your home clear of excess clutter that provides hiding spots for spiders.
  • Regularly vacuum and dust your home to dislodge hiding spiders and remove their webs. 

Utilizing these tips will help deter spiders from calling your house home. However, if spiders ever find their way into your home, don’t hesitate to seek a local pest control professional to help remove them. 

Professional Spider Control: When To Call In The Experts

When controlling spiders and other common household pests, it is never too early to call in an expert for help. After calling us at Aerex Pest Control, one of our state-licensed service technicians will come to your property, identify the spiders present, and implement the treatments necessary to eliminate them. 

Not only will we eliminate the unwanted spiders from your property, but we will also implement the regular home pest control services necessary to remove the insects from your property that are likely to attract the attention of spiders. Spiders are predators that feed on various insects; the more insect activity around your property, the more spider activity you will likely encounter.

Professional pest control in Chicago is the best way to eliminate spiders and their insect prey from your home. To hear more about our home pest control process and the exceptional Chicago spider control we offer, please call now. 

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