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The Best Way To Keep Spiders At Bay In Southern Maine

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Spiders are a fact of life in Southern Maine. They can be found anywhere, from the highest mountaintops to the lowest basements and everything in between. The good news is that spiders aren't out to get you; they're just hanging out trying to survive, like you and me. That being said, spiders are creepy-crawly little critters who can make us feel uncomfortable in our own homes if we let them. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to keep these eight-legged troublemakers at bay with pest control in Southern Maine.

How To Identify Nuisance Spiders In Southern Maine

While there are many different kinds of spiders in the world, the most common ones found in Southern Maine are:

  • House spiders. Normal house spiders are the most common spider found in homes. These spiders are typically brown with a reddish mark on their backs. They are not poisonous, but some people have an allergic reaction to their bite that can cause swelling and itching for weeks after it occurs.
  • Orb-weavers. Orb-weavers are the second most common spiders found in homes. They have round bodies and are typically yellow or brown with a pattern of spots on their backs. The bite from an orb weaver is not harmful to humans.
  • Jumping spiders. Jumping spiders have large eyes and long legs. They are typically black with white markings on their backs. The bite from a jumping spider is not harmful to humans but can cause skin irritation if the area around their fangs comes into contact with human skin.

None of these commonly found critters are venomous spiders, but that doesn't mean there aren't any dangerous spiders in the area. The brown recluse and the black widow, which are venomous, also live in the area, but they are just not as common as the others. If you are concerned about the spiders on your property, call Big Blue Bug Solutions. We can help you identify them.

What It Means If You're Seeing Spiders In Your Home

Spiders usually make their homes outdoors. If you see them in your home, it could mean that you've got a few things going on in your ecosystem which need some attention. It could mean that you've got a problem with pests, it could mean that your home is not properly sealed against the elements, or it could just be that there are more spiders around this year than last year. If you see spiders in your home, call Big Blue Bug Solutions. We can help you figure out what's going on and how to fix it.

What Attracts Spiders To Come Inside People's Homes?

Common household spiders usually prefer warm dark places with plenty of food sources. That's why they often find their way into people's homes. 

There are plenty of areas of your home that can provide shelter for spiders, from dark corners of the attic or basement to the spaces under furniture and appliances. Spiders will choose areas that are near their prey, which are insects of all types. If your home has an infestation of any kind, spiders will move in because that is where their food is. The best way to get rid of spiders is to get rid of their food supply.

How Do I Get Rid Of Spiders And Their Prey In My Home?

The easiest way of getting rid of local spiders and insects that are their prey is to use professional pest control. Our experts at Big Blue Bug Solutions can identify the specific spider or insect problem and provide you with a solution that is safe for your home, family, and pets. We can also help you prevent future infestations by inspecting your home and providing recommendations on how to improve future prevention strategies.