The Ultimate Spider Prevention Guide For Boerne Homes

Serving Families Throughout Boerne & Surrounding Areas
a spider crawling in a home

Texans are no strangers to spiders. We typically have to deal with these types of arachnids all year long. Not every spider that you find inside your Boerne home is dangerous. However, it could indicate that you have another major problem on your hands. 

At Covenant Pest Control, we have seen spiders invade homes for several different reasons. Our Boerne pest control professionals have served the area for over a decade and know the best way to prevent these creepy creatures from coming into your home. 

Types Of Spiders That Invade Boerne Homes

There are over 900 species of spiders in Texas alone. In Boerne, our spider exterminators commonly deal with these types of spiders:

  • Orb weaver spiders: Many types of orb weaver spiders live in this area. They can measure anywhere from 1/2 to 2 inches long. They can have dark-colored bodies. However, many have bright yellow, orange, or red markings. You can identify an orb weaver spider by its large, circular webs. 
  • Black widow spider: The black widow spiders are known for their venomous bites and aggressive demeanors towards their male mates. This spider is typically about 1 1/2 inches long and has a shiny black abdomen with an orange hourglass marking on its underside. 
  • Brown recluse: This spider is much smaller than other spiders and typically only measures around 1/2-inch long. They have tan-colored bodies with dark violin-shaped markings on their backs. 
  • Tarantula: One of the most recognizable spiders is the tarantula. These spiders can measure anywhere from 2 to 10 inches long. They typically have dark-colored bodies covered in thin hairs. 
  • Wolf spider: Many think the wolf spider looks like a small tarantula. These spiders usually measure a little over 1 inch long and have dark-brown and tan bodies covered in fine hairs. 

Many types of common house spiders can come into your home as well. While these spiders are harmless, if you see any kind of spider in your home, it is time to call a professional spider control specialist. 

Reasons For Spiders In The Home

Spiders like to come to homes that provide plenty of food and water. They want to eat a variety of insects and will commonly invade homes infested with ants, cockroaches, and other bugs. They also like moist and dark areas. If you have moisture issues in your basement crawl spaces or other areas of your home, you will likely have a spider problem.

A spider control specialist can inspect your Boerne home and find the root cause of your spider problem. 

Six Environmentally-Friendly Spider Prevention Tips

You don't have to have access to professional spider treatments to keep spiders away. Some of the most effective spider prevention tips include:

  1. Remove spider webs from your home as soon as you see them. 
  2. Remove piles of clothes, unused boxes, and other clutter from your house.
  3. Address any other pest issues that you have around your property.
  4. Make sure that your crawl spaces and other humid areas of your home are well-ventilated.
  5. Keep shrubs and bushes trimmed back away from your home.
  6. Seal any cracks or crevices that you find around your house. 

Keeping spiders out of your home does not require a complex plan. But if spiders do happen to come into your house, a professional will be able to determine the best way to get them out. 

Professional Pest Control Is A Great Way To Keep The Spiders Away

If you are looking for an easy and effective way to keep spiders out of your home, Covenant Pest Control has the perfect solution for you. Reach out today for a free quote, and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Boerne.