Why Even Non-Venomous Spider Infestations Can Cause Headaches

House spider crawling.

There are not many other pests that strike fear in the hearts of homeowners the way that spiders do. When they drop from a web right in front of you or crawl out of your shoe as you are about to put it on, it can be startling, to say the least! Most of us don’t care whether the spider is a venomous spider such as a black widow or brown recluse or just a harmless house spider: we just want them gone! Even the non-venomous spiders like yellow sac spiders, wolf spiders, and cellar spiders can cause health hazards in our homes through food contamination and other means.

The presence of many pests increases during the summer. Due to the fact that these pests are codependent on one another, it’s not surprising that spider populations increase in the summer as well. The presence of spiders or other pests in your home can also be an indication that you have a larger pest control issue that needs attention. After all, if one pest can get in, it is likely that others can as well! Non-venomous spiders can invite other pests into your home indirectly as they create their webs and seek food sources.

As spiders move about your home, they cause more of a problem than just being an unsettling presence in your home. They can also transport bacteria and allergens that can create problems for you and your family members. In addition, if spiders get into your food, they can contaminate it with their waste.

To prevent spiders like the yellow sac spider, wolf spider, cellar spider, and house spider in your home this summer, here are a few steps you can take:

  • Dust frequently to remove any cobwebs and spider webs, paying close attention to corners and behind furniture that isn’t moved very often.
  • Vacuum regularly to get rid of any other pests that may provide a food source for spiders and to remove stray webs and spiders.
  • Eliminate clutter and boxes in garages, basements or attics that could provide shelter for these spiders.
  • Seal up food in plastic containers when possible to keep pests out.

Spiders and the pests that they attract can become very problematic in summer months. However, with a year-round pest control plan from Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators in Moline and the Quad-Cities, you can rest assured that your home will be protected from all these unwanted pests. If you are dealing with spider problems in your home, give us a call at Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators! We will come up with a tailored solution to get rid of all the non-venomous spiders in and around your home!

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