Spider Pest Control Services Charlotte, NC
Nobody wants to spot a spider building a web in a corner of their home or to open a cupboard to see one in front of them—and yet, because spiders are so common in the Carolinas, this is an all-too-typical experience. They can get into your house easily but are hard to get rid of once they settle indoors.
If you’re in the Greater Charlotte metro area and are searching for a “spider exterminator near me,” just contact us online or call 704-499-9922.
How Spiders Get Inside
Spiders seek food, water, and shelter for survival. They can slide through small cracks along your home’s foundation or around windows or doors to get inside. They can also find openings around vents and utility pipes going into your home.
If you bring in firewood, items from your garage or shed, or second-hand items bought at rummage sales or thrift stores, they may contain spiders. Once they get in, they find dark places to hide, spin webs, and lay eggs—spots where they’re less likely to be disturbed, including attics, basements, closets, cardboard boxes, piles of paper, and more.
Keeping Spiders Out
If you don’t yet have an infestation in your home, then there are plenty of techniques to use to keep them out. Here are several to try.
- Inspect your home for entry points and seal off as many as you can find, including tiny cracks and crevices. Also, check the weather stripping around doors and windows and replace what’s in poor condition while also repairing or replacing torn and damaged screens.
- Reduce the fly population, which helps to remove what spiders like to eat. Besides fixing screens, keep your windows and doors closed except when they must be opened and put away leftover food as soon as you’re done eating, wiping up crumbs. Wash dishes as soon as possible and put away leftover pet food. Fewer flies = less temptation for spiders.
- Vacuum regularly and remove cobwebs. Sweep behind appliances, furniture, bedding, curtains, and more. Get rid of piles of paper, old newspapers and magazines, cardboard boxes, and so forth to eliminate places where spiders can gather.
- Outside, trim bushes and trees near your home, keep piles of firewood away from the foundation, and get rid of vegetation where spiders can lay their eggs. Keep trash can lids on tightly to reduce the fly population that appeals to spiders.
- Reduce the amount of outdoor lighting that attracts the bugs that spiders love to eat. Close to or on your home, switch to yellow or sodium vapor lights that are less enticing to bugs. If you want a brighter light, locate its actual source (say, a floodlight) further away from your home and then shine the light where you want the illumination to appear. That way, the bugs will head towards the floodlight, away from your house.
- If you have a home garden, place it at a distance from your home. Spiders will likely head there to find the bugs that congregate to the plants in your garden. Then they’ll eat the insects that might hurt your plants. Win/win.
Signs of Spider Infestations
Spiders can be shy, making it hard to see them. If you do spot one, it can be challenging to identify the species. Unlike other insect species who sometimes hide, it’s pretty easy to spot their presence, though, because they spin webs to trap their meals. So, if you spot webs, you’ve got some spiders lurking.
You may also spot egg sacs wrapped up in a ball. If you see them, know that, typically, hundreds of baby spiders will hatch from these sacs. It typically takes two to three weeks for the eggs to hatch and about a year before spiders become adults.
Importance of Spider Exterminators
Some species are poisonous, including the Southern Black Widow and Brown Recluse that live in North and South Carolina. Others in our region may cause problems for people who are allergic to their bites—such as the Wolf Spider and the Jumping Spider—while some other spider species may simply be a nuisance.
The challenge: it can be hard to identify the species, especially if all you see are webs and/or egg sacs. When you call our pros, we’ll take care of that for you and then carefully apply treatments that are safe for the health of your family and pets. Our technicians can also offer suggestions to keep the unwanted critters out going forward.
Fear of Spiders
Although plenty of people don’t want spiders in their homes, others have a true phobia: arachnophobia. This is an intense fear of spiders and/or their webs and it’s estimated that 3.5% to 6% of people have this phobia. If this is true for someone in your family, please let us know and we’ll address the spider extermination issue with extra sensitivity.
Choosing Noosa for Spider Removal Services
“Noosa is by far the best pest control company I’ve ever used. These guys are punctual, professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Anyone looking to support a superior local business then I highly recommend Noosa Pest Management.” (Seth Rogers)
Our locally owned and operated pest control company uses a conservative approach in all of our treatments, including our spider control. To protect your family’s health, we carefully apply products that have as little of an impact on the environment as possible.
We provide our technicians with quality training sessions so they are knowledgeable about the pests that cause problems in our service areas; the newest products; and the best, most up to date application methods. We pack each of our full-sized trucks with all the equipment needed to address your problem for maximum efficiency.
Plus, we provide each of our clients with the highest levels of customer service. In fact, if you call during business hours, we guarantee an immediate response and, if you’d like to talk to Chief Bugman (our nickname for our founder, Fred Wingate), just ask! He’d be happy to chat.
The Noosa team considers our clients part of our family and we treat everyone as we’d like to be treated. This involves arriving on time for appointments and spending as much time as needed to answer your questions about spider pest control and any other pest-related concerns.
If you’re looking for a highly reliable spider exterminator who will treat you with courtesy and respect, just contact us online or call 704-499-9922.
Spider Control FAQs
Unfortunately, there are. The Southern Black Widow has a bright red hourglass shape on its underbelly with a shiny black body, making them easier to identify than many other species. They’re not especially large and they are pretty shy but, if they do bite, they can cause serious problems, including tremors, weakness, and loss of muscle control; nausea; vomiting; skin rashes; and swelling, pain, and stiffness at the bite spot. They can be especially dangerous to young children.
Another type to avoid: the Brown Recluse. They are a nondescript shade of brown and typically hide from people. If they bite, you may not notice it right away, their venom destroys the tissue around the bite and can cause fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and more. In the very young, in rare cases, bites can lead to seizures and coma.
Two other spiders can cause problems in the Carolinas to people who are allergic to their bites: Wolf Spiders and Jumping Spiders. If you ever have concerns about a spider bite, get medical attention, ASAP. For immediate spider removal services, call us at 704-741-7049.
If you literally mean one spider, then maybe not. This may be a bug that got lucky and found its way into your home. But, if you see a few, then it’s likely the spiders could be laying eggs in your home—which can easily lead to an infestation in your house. For a free inspection, just call us at 704-741-7049. We’ll see where they’re hiding, identify the species, and recommend a treatment.
If you have just a couple of them, DIY methods may work. If you’re already reached the point of having an infestation, though, you’ll need professional spider pest control services. Spiders can reproduce quickly, increasing the size of the population. Please call us at 704-741-7049.
Professional pest services are the best way to control spiders in your home or office! Because it can be hard to identify a spider’s species, it can be challenging to know what kind of venom a particular one has. When you contact Noosa Pest Management, we’ll bring all the necessary equipment in our fully stocked trucks to make sure we safely remove them from your home. If you’re in the Charlotte, NC area and are looking for “spider control near me,” call 704-741-7049.