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Signs of Spider Infestation in Your Eagle, Idaho Home

Oct 1

Spiders are often a source of fear and panic in homes, but most species don't pose much threat. In fact, spiders can be beneficial as they help to control populations of nuisance insects. However, there are a few species of spiders that can become problematic in homes, and it's important to be able to identify the signs of infestation so you can take steps to get rid of them. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the most common signs of spider infestation in your Eagle, Idaho home.

Here are some signs that you may have a spider infestation:

1. You see spiders frequently.

If you start seeing spiders more often than usual, it could be a sign of an infestation. Spiders are attracted to places where there are other insects, so if you have an infestation of another type of bug, the spiders will likely follow.

Spiders usually hide in corners, cracks, and crevices. If you see one every day in the open, then it might mean there's an infestation! So, check these places in your home: under furniture, in the basement, in closets, or any other dark and quiet place.


2. You find spider webs around your home.

Spider webs are another sure sign of an infestation. If you start finding them in places where they weren't before, or if they seem to be getting bigger, it's a good indication that you have more spiders than you'd like.


3. You find egg sacs in or around your home.


If you see small, white egg sacs in corners or in cracks and crevices, it means that spiders have been breeding in your home. This is a sure sign of an infestation, and it means you'll likely have even more spiders soon.


Spider egg sacs can be found in dark corners, on the underside of patio furniture, and in the clutter or attic. They resemble small cotton balls with surrounded by webbing. Mother spiders usually stay with their egg sacs until the spider hatch, so if you see an egg sac, there's a good chance there are more spiders nearby.


4. You actually see bites on your skin.


Spiders are not usually dangerous, but some can be. Smaller species have fangs that will never pierce human skin; however larger varieties may bite when startled or cornered. Some bites occur when spiders are accidentally squished while people are putting on clothing that the spiders have been hiding in.


Most spider bites will only cause a small, red bump that may itch or hurt for a short time. However, some spider bites can be more serious. If you experience any type of reaction beyond a small bump, such as difficulty breathing, swelling, or intense pain, it's important to seek medical attention immediately as it could be a sign of a more serious reaction.


5. You find dead insects in your home.

Spiders eat insects, so if you start finding an unusual number of dead bugs around your home, it's a good sign that spiders are to blame. This is especially true if you don't have any other pests that could be responsible for the deaths.


If you see any of these signs, it's a good idea to call a professional pest control company to come and take a look. They'll be able to identify the type of spider infesting your home and will be able to recommend the best course of action to get rid of them.