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Spider Identification

What are spiders?

Though spiders aren't something we want living in large numbers all over our Orange County properties, you can't deny these common Orange County pests are fascinating, and unique creatures.

Some of the most interesting facts about spiders are listed below.

  • Spiders are arachnids. Arachnids differ from insects in that they have only two body parts, eight legs instead of six, many eyes instead of only two, and spinnerets that produce silk.
  • Spiders lack wings and antennae.
  • Spiders are naturally reclusive.
  • Not all spiders build webs, but all produce silk.
  • All spiders inject venom through hollow fangs to paralyze and kill their prey.
  • Spider venom has an enzyme in it that liquifies their prey.
a spider up close on a plant

Are spiders dangerous?

Most of the spiders that live in our yards and venture into our homes pose no harm. It is only spiders with venom strong enough to cause health problems for us that we deem as harmful.

All spiders, nuisance or dangerous, will use their fangs to bite and protect themselves from potential danger. Spiders are not aggressive, these shy creatures do their best to stay away from us, but when they are being squished or crushed by us, they have no choice but to retaliate. Spider bites often occur while gardening, reaching into a storage box, getting into bed, or getting dressed.

Why do I have a spider problem?

Spiders feed on insects; therefore, it is safe to say that any property that provides an environment for insects to thrive is a place spiders will thrive. Properties with a lot of standing water, food sources, and protected shelter for both insects and spiders to take advantage of are those most prone to a spider infestation.

Unfortunately, our Orange County yards, homes, and storage areas like garages and sheds provide spiders and their prey their basic needs.

Where will I find spiders?

Since spiders are shy, they will choose places to burrow or build webs that protect them from the weather and the insects, birds, reptiles, and people that can cause them harm.

Our houses often provide them with the protection they are looking for. On the exterior of our homes, they will hide behind shingles and window shutters, under decks and roof eaves, and in the corners of windows and doors.

The interior of our homes also provides spiders with plenty of hiding spots for them to build their webs like closets, cabinets, furniture, wall voids, attics, and the corners of rooms and windows.

How do I get rid of spiders?

If you are looking for an expert specializing in green pest control, look no further than Cura Termite and Pest Control. We keep people protected and rid properties of unwanted pests using products safe for families and pets. Our professionals work hard to protect our customers and their properties from pests through our green pest control services, quality work, and exceptional communication.

Protect your home and family from unwanted pests like spiders with the help of Cura Pest and our effective pest control solutions in Orange County. You can trust us with your pest control needs. Learn more about our spider control services by giving us a call today and speaking with one of our helpful professionals!

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

The best way to avoid problems with spiders in your Orange County home is to partner with Cura Termite and Pest Control and implement the following spider prevention tips:

  • Make sure to seal up your home's exterior tightly.
  • As you come across spider webs in your home or yard, knock them down; this annoys spiders and will make them want to move somewhere else.
  • Eliminate standing water in and around your house that may attract their insect prey.
  • Turn off exterior lights whenever possible or put into place insect-resistant light bulbs to avoid attracting lots of insects that spiders like to feed on to your home's exterior.
  • Keep your grass cut short and trim bushes and trees away from your home's exterior.
  • Regularly dust and vacuum your home to get rid of spiders and their webs.

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