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How Do I Get Rid of Spiders?

March 11, 2023

Curious about what spiders Georgia has? Keep reading!

If you've ever walked through a spider web, or turned on a light only to be greeted by a spider hurriedly crawling off to escape, you know that instant urge to rid your home of spiders. Before you go attacking the spiders, we would like to offer an alternative approach to getting rid of spiders in your home, and it may surprise you!

What is the most common spider in Georgia?

There are actually three spiders that pop up most, and the good news is they are all harmless to humans! The first is the wolf spider, which is large, hairy, and has a striped pattern on its back. The second common spider in Georgia is a crevice spider, which is commonly found in—you guessed it—hidden places in the home. The third spider you will likely come across in your home is the common house spider, which is a yellow and brown color with dark rings around its legs. If you want to know more about identifying spiders, click here to read this blog!

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Why do spiders come into your home?

Spiders are actually beneficial insects, a fact that might not make it any easier to be around them but will hopefully help you understand why they might be in your home in the first place. Spiders are prevalent insect eaters, which means if they have come into your home, they are on the hunt for another insect already living there.

How do you get rid of spiders?

In pest control, it's sometimes easier to focus on the prey rather than the predator to eliminate the issue. For spider pest control, this is especially true. Spiders are not in your home because they appreciate your interior design—they are after the bugs lurking inside. Start by treating your home for any common house pests, like ants, roaches, and earwigs. Keep crumbs and food off of the floor, countertops, and pantry shelves.

If you live on a crawl space, your home is at risk for containing extra moisture and humidity, which are magnets to all kinds of insects. Homeowners with a crawl space often find that after they encapsulate their crawl space, the spider and insect population in their home dwindles down to nothing. Basements can also contain unwanted moisture, so if you start finding more and more insects in your home, consider running a dehumidifier regularly to keep your basement's moisture level in check.

If you're tired of wondering what the pests in or around your home are doing and just want them gone, don't hesitate to give us a call. The BREDA Guarantee promises to protect your home and keep it protected—no matter the circumstances. Schedule an inspection online or give us a call at 770-466-6700.