How Do I Get Rid Of Spiders In My New Jersey Home?

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Spiders are notorious pests that can show up in any household. Their webs make incredible Halloween decorations, but that's not necessarily something you want year-round. If you need help dealing with a spider infestation, call Heritage Pest Services for high-quality pest control in New Jersey. 

How Can I Tell What Kind Of Spiders Are In My House?

Because there are so many different types of spiders that invade homes in New Jersey, it can be hard to tell what they all are. But knowing the specific species of spiders can help you better understand their habits and how to keep them out of your house. 
The key to identification lies in shape, size, and color. Different species of spiders have unique markings that make identification easier.
One common home invader is the orb weaver spider, which gets its name from the unique circular webs that each spider spins. Two types of orb weaver spiders may be seen in New Jersey: garden orb weavers and spiny orb weavers. Garden orb weavers have more triangular abdomens, while spiny orb weavers have rounder bodies with spines pointing outward. These spiders can be brightly colored.
Long-bodied cellar spiders can also be seen throughout the U.S. These spiders share the nickname "daddy longlegs" because of their long, thin legs. These spiders build their webs in higher humidity and moisture areas, such as basements, sheds, and barns. 
You might also see a black widow spider near your home. These black spiders are known for the distinctive red hourglass mark on the undersides of their abdomens. Their webs are messy and irregular, and seeing these around your home will likely be your first sign of infestation. These are some of the most venomous spiders seen in New Jersey, and they're pretty rare here. 
Many more species of spiders could be in your house, but never fear! Heritage Pest Control will help you identify and control the infestation.

Is It Dangerous To Have Spiders In My Home?

The good news is that most spiders are nuisance pests, which means they won't cause harm to your home or family. In fact, spiders typically eat other bugs in your home. But their webs can be in your way, and many people dislike seeing spiders themselves. Although there are a few species of venomous spiders in the U.S., most don't like being near people and will only bite if threatened. If you do receive a spider bite, seek medical treatment if you experience a fever, nausea, significant pain, or symptoms of an allergic reaction.

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

The most significant cause of spider infestations is simply having a lot of access points in your home. If there are cracks in the walls, loose vents, or poorly fitting doors or windows, spiders can gain entry into your home. Another cause of spider infestation is the presence of other pests. Spiders prey primarily on insects and will enter New Jersey homes for food. You can prevent spider infestations by sealing up holes in your walls and getting rid of other pests. 

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Spiders In My Home?

The most effective way to remove spiders from your house is to call a professional exterminator. Heritage Pest Control technicians have the skills and tools needed to take care of any spider infestation in the New Jersey area. We'll provide an inspection to assess what kind of spiders are in your home, how they're getting inside, and how best to treat them. We'll even perform regular assessments to ensure they don't return. Call today to learn why Heritage Pest Control is the best way to keep spiders out of your home.

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