Don't Let Pesky Spiders Take Over Your Chicago Home

House spider crawling on a barred window.
How often do you see spiders crawling around inside your Chicago home? Once a day? Once a week? Once every few months? Some people can’t seem to avoid these pests no matter what they do. If you are having trouble keeping spiders out of your Chicago home and are at your wits’ end, we have some things for your to know today.

For more information about these pests, continue reading. Or, make an appointment with Aerex Pest Control for direct access to professional spider pest control in Chicago. Let us show you how easy invasive species are to control when you have help.

Types Of Spiders Commonly Found In Chicago

Spiders are all over the place here in Chicago. The good news is that most common spiders don’t want to live inside your home. They might wander inside from time to time, but their intention is not to establish a nest indoors. That said, here are a few of the most common types of spiders that call our area home.

  • Jumping spiders
  • Orb weaver spiders
  • Woodlouse spiders
  • Funnel web spiders
  • Wolf spiders
  • Black widow spiders
  • Brown recluse spiders

If you notice activity inside your home and want to know what kinds of spiders are up to no good, let our team pay you a visit for a thorough pest inspection.

Some Spiders Are More Dangerous Than Others

Most spiders around the globe are fairly harmless. There are only a couple of species in our area that pose a serious medical risk. You might already know the two culprits we are referring to, the black widow and the brown recluse.

The black widow is a larger, black, web-building spider that has a red hourglass mark on the underside of its bulbous abdomen. The brown recluse is a small ground spider with a backward, violin-shaped mark behind its head. Both of these pests have extremely powerful bites. A black widow bite causes more neurological symptoms, while a brown recluse bite is necrotic.

If you start to experience pain and odd symptoms after a spider bite, seek medical attention. Although fatalities rarely occur, the risk of serious injury is always present with the bites of these dangerous spiders.

Five Easy And Effective Spider Prevention Tips For Around Your Home

If you want nothing to do with the spiders in Chicago, you need to take some time today to think about prevention options. To start, here are five D.I.Y. strategies that are great for keeping these pests at bay.

  1. Repair holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation by filling them in with some silicone caulk.
  2. Make sure all of your exterior doors and windows are in good working condition.
  3. Replace screens that are torn or damaged in other ways.
  4. Check the condition of your home’s weatherstripping and door sweeps. Make sure these protective seals are in good condition.
  5. Turn off exterior lights at night to deter pests from coming close to your home. Spiders may invade to hunt them.

For even better protection, consider investing in a professional pest control plan courtesy of Aerex Pest Control.

Professional Spider Control In Chicago Made Easy

There is no easier option for spider control than to hire a professional. At Aerex Pest Control, we put great effort into our general pest control options. Whether you are looking for quick services to remove spiders or a long-term treatment plan to keep these pests out year-round, we have your options here.

Contact us now and find out more about our service offerings and find a treatment time that works for you and your Chicago home.

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