Spiders Be Gone: A Guide To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Home In Sonoma County

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Spider Behavior: How They Hunt, Feed, And Mate

Spiders like to eat a variety of insects. Spiders like to snack on flies, beetles, crickets, and even other spiders. Some types of spiders like to build webs and wait for their meals to come to them. However, there are other spiders that prefer to hunt their prey down. Whether they catch their meal in a web or chase it down, all spiders use the same method to consume their food.

Spiders have small and sharp fangs that they use to inject venom and digestive fluid into their prey. This fluid is poisonous to most small creatures and will cause their internal organs to liquefy. The spider will then suck the liquids out of the body to consume its meal.

Most spider venom is only strong enough to harm insects and small animals. However, some spiders have strong venom that can harm humans and pets. If you see any type of spider in your home, try to avoid it and call a spider exterminator as soon as possible.

Spider Problems: Why You Don't Want These Arachnids In Your Home

The black widow spider is one of the most venomous spiders found in Sonoma County. It has a shiny black body with a red hourglass-shaped marking on its underside. If this spider bites you, you could experience a number of serious side effects, such as fever, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and seizures. While some people may not experience symptoms this extreme, it is always a good idea to seek medical attention if you believe a black widow recently bit you.

Wolf spiders are another common species found in this area. While they are not known to cause harm to humans, they are capable of harming your pets or livestock. If you see a spider in your home, a  local spider control specialist can help you determine whether or not the spider is dangerous. 

Spider-Proofing: Tips For Preventing Spiders In The Home

Our professional spider control experts have seen spiders invade homes for various reasons. No matter why the spider has chosen your home to invade, there are a few things that you can do to stop any more spiders from coming inside, which include:

  • Wear gloves and remove any stacks of firewood, piles of leaves, or other objects from your yard that spiders can hide under.
  • Keep your basements and crawl spaces well-ventilated. 
  • Address any insect infestation right away.

If you consult a local spider exterminator, they can develop a customized prevention plan to target specific problem areas in your home.

Professional Pest Control: A Great Spider Control Solution

At California Exterminators Alliance, our primary goal is to keep you safe by eliminating any potentially dangerous pests. Call our spider removal experts today if you see spiders in your Sonoma County home.