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Spiders In Southern Maine: What You Need To Know

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Spiders are a common nuisance for homeowners in Southern Maine. Fortunately, the most dangerous and venomous spiders in the United States, the black widow and brown recluse, are not native to Maine. The different spiders you will find in Maine are far less threatening but are still pests. Pest control in Southern Maine requires knowledge and expertise, and if you need to remove spiders from your home, Big Blue Bug Solutions is the perfect company to call. This article will examine some of the spider species you might encounter in Southern Maine and give you some practical tips for keeping them out of your house.

Common Species Of Spiders In Southern Maine

While there are many types of spiders found throughout Southern Maine, two common species here are the jumping spider and the orb weaver spider. Jumping spiders can sometimes give people a scare, as they somewhat resemble black widow spiders. They often have shiny black bodies with short legs. Jumping spiders come in a wide variety of colors, including brown, tan, and gray, and they may have green, yellow, red, or blue markings on their bodies. They lack the red hourglass shape that black widows have on their abdomens. Orb weaver spiders also vary greatly in color, but most are reddish-brown or gray. They have large, roughly triangular abdomens, which can be yellow, white, or even red. Orb weaver spiders are easy to identify by their large, circular webs, which are complex in structure and often quite large in diameter. Now that you know about some of the different kinds of spiders you might have to deal with in your home, we'll talk about the hassle these pests can cause.

Most Spiders Are More Of A Nuisance Than A Danger

Fortunately, neither of the spiders discussed above poses much of a threat to you or your family. Jumping spiders are likely to run away if you attempt to interact with them, and while they can bite, they aren't much of a problem. Orb weaver spiders are also harmless to humans. The worst thing they are likely to do is to trigger the arachnophobia in you or build their large webs in an inconvenient location. Next, let's talk about some natural ways to get rid of spiders.

Natural Spider Prevention Tips For Southern Maine Homes

The best thing that you can do to keep spiders away is to prepare in advance.

Here are a few simple things you can do to prevent spiders from getting into your home.

  • Ensure that there are no openings or gaps in the exterior of your house.
  • Keep screens and seals for windows and doors in good working condition.
  • Inspect boxes, potted plants, furniture, and other similar items before bringing them inside.
  • Keep garages, attics, and basements clean and free of clutter.

These tips will only help keep spiders away from your Southern Maine home; they won't do you any good if spiders are already in your home. The best way to get rid of spiders in your house is to contact a professional pest control company.

Professional Pest Control Is The Best Spider Control Solution

For over 80 years, Big Blue Bug Solutions has been helping homeowners like you with all their pest problems. Our technicians are professionally trained and equipped to handle your unique situation, and you can rest easy knowing our solutions are always environmentally friendly and effective. We offer the best and most comprehensive pest control services, not just in Southern Maine but in all of New England. If you need to get rid of spiders quickly, call Big Blue Bug Solutions today to get help, and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Southern Maine.