Are You Struggling To Deal With Spiders In Chicago?

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Have you ever heard the term fighting fire with fire? This is what it is like to have spiders living inside your home; fighting pests with pests! Technically, these local arachnids are a great form of pest control with the way they hunt down and eliminate insects, arthropods, and other arachnids. The only problem is that spiders themselves cause problems. Today we will offer you an answer to spider problems. Here is what you need to know if you are struggling with spiders in Chicago and how to get rid of these pests for good. Contact Aerex Pest Control if you want information about our services. We will show you what pest control in Chicago can look like for your home and help you find a semi-permanent solution to your spider problems. 

How To Identify Nuisance Spiders In Chicago

There are several dozen types of spiders that can be found here in Chicago. Most prefer to live outdoors and rarely find themselves indoors. Keeping this in mind, here are some of the most common home-invading spiders.

  • Wolf spiders
  • Jumping spiders
  • Hobo spiders
  • Cellar spiders
  • Crab spiders

One thing these invasive species have in common is that they are ground spiders. Ground spiders hunt for their prey by chasing them down from the ground. These pests typically have wide bodies, thick legs, and forward-facing eyes. Web spiders, on the other hand, typically have bulbous abdomens, small bodies, and thin legs which they use to move across their webs. To identify exactly what kinds of spiders are inside your home, bring in our team for a thorough pest inspection. 

The Problems Spiders Can Create In Homes

It is a common myth that all spiders are dangerous. This is not true. Many local species have venom but cannot harm humans in any way. Others can bite but cause minimal pain and discomfort. There are only two truly dangerous spiders that call Chicago home; the black widow and the brown recluse. The black widow's bite can be extremely painful and can have lasting neurological side effects. The brown recluse’s bite can be equally painful and can affect the skin around the bite wound with necrosis. These two local species are a big reason why we highly recommend everyone invest in professional spider control for their home.

Five No-Sweat Spider Prevention Tips For Around Your Home

If you cannot afford professional year-round spider control, one option you have is to implement some DIY spider prevention tips. Here are five simple strategies to start with.

  1. Use some silicone caulk to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks around your home’s exterior foundation.
  2. Make sure your windows and doors are in good condition and installed properly.
  3. Repair and replace compromised weatherstripping and door sweeps.
  4. Invest in pest-proof vent covers and use them around your home’s exterior.
  5. Keep exterior lights off at night or install yellow, insect-resistant bulbs.

You might be surprised by how affordable professional pest control is. Find out about our budget-friendly solutions by talking with our team.

Professional Pest Control Makes The Best Spider Control

There are many reasons to invest in home pest control for spiders. For one, it is the absolute easiest way to handle these arachnid invaders. It is also far more effective than any DIY option. If you are ready to make this investment or you are trying to discern if this is the right choice for your home, let us know. Our team at Aerex Pest Control would love to walk you through our options and find a plan that best fits your needs and budget. 

Call Aerex Pest Control today to discover more about our spider control or to schedule an appointment for your Chicago property.

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