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Are The Spiders In Milford Dangerous?
spider crawling on porch

There are over 45,000 types of spiders that live around the globe. Most are terrifying to look at and seem like they could cause a lot of pain with their venomous bites. The good news is, not all kinds of spiders are dangerous. Here in Milford, only a few species have the ability to harm humans. We will be talking about these dangerous spiders today and offering you some methods to deter these pests from your property. To skip right to professional spider control, get our team at Big Blue Bug Solutions involved. We will identify pests, such as spiders, on your property and offer simple options to address and keep these problems out.

Types Of House Spiders 

Connecticut is no stranger to spiders. We have several types of spiders that live in our area. The question is, what kinds of spiders invade homes? Well, in Milford, homeowners regularly have trouble with species like house spiders, orb weaver spiders, daddy long legs spiders, wolf spiders, black widow spiders, and brown recluse. Often times spiders invade homes by accident while wandering around. Other times they invade to hunt for insects and other prey. If you suspect your home has a spider problem but you don’t know how severe it is, let our team perform a detailed pest inspection.

Potential House Spider Damage

While incredibly annoying and sometimes dangerous, house spiders are not known to damage property--unless you consider web building vandalization. In all honesty, most spiders in our area are more helpful than they are hurtful. Their main goal is to trap and eliminate bugs around and inside your home. This will not, however, change the fact that spiders are gross and scary-looking. Plus, there are some species in our area that are dangerous. The black widow spider and the brown recluse both pose a serious risk to human health and should be avoided at all costs.

How To Effectively Deter Spiders In Milford

If you don’t want spiders crawling around inside your Milford home, you have to put in place some form of preventative measures. We recommend starting with these simple DIY pest-prevention tips and tricks. 

  • Seal gaps, cracks, and holes around your home’s exterior foundation using a caulking gun or some liquid cement.
  • Check the condition of the weather stripping around your home. Repair and replace strips as needed.
  • Make sure all of your window/door screens are in good working condition and installed properly.
  • Keep unscreened doors and windows shut when you are not using them.
  • Install door sweeps under unguarded exterior doors.
  • Trim back vegetation at least five feet from your home’s exterior.
  • Turn off exterior lights at night or invest in insect-resistant (yellow) light bulbs.

Although helpful, using DIY to prevent spiders will not always work. If you want total protection, you need to invest in professional pest control. At Big Blue Bug Solutions, we make general pest control easy and accessible for members of our community.

Professional Spider Control Made Easy! 

If you live here in Milford and want total pest freedom, we have options for you at Big Blue Bug Solutions. It all depends on the level of pest protection you are looking for. We have simple pest control for spiders and other general pests like ants, roaches, and beetles. We also offer more complete pest control plans that guard against specialty pests like termites and rodents. We would be happy to talk you through your options today and find a plan that best fits your needs.

Call now to get in touch with one of our Milford pest control representatives and find a quick and effective solution to your spider problems.