Spiders are generally rather harmless, and they provide a service by eating insects and other spiders. They prefer to outside, but make their way indoors through loose screens and under doors. Most spider species won’t hurt you, but some can harm humans and pets. If you notice that you have a lot of spiders in your home or office, Raven Termite and Pest Control, full-service exterminators in Edgewood and beyond, can effectively remove them for you.
Common Spiders Found in Maryland
Wolf, jumping, crab, black widow, cobweb, yellow house, and orb weavers are the most common spiders found in Maryland. Wolf spiders are hunters that do not construct webs. Their colored in earth tones and the size of their bodies are 1/4 inch to 1 1/2 inches. Usually, they are found in basements and though they are large and look frightening, they do not attack humans.
Jumping spiders are usually in search of flies and are black, hairy, and as long as 1/3 inches. Crab spiders can be yellow or white and their legs project from their sides making them look similar to a crab. Cobweb and yellow house spiders are small, common spiders that usually make webs in corners. Orb weavers produce a classic spider web to capture prey including stink bugs.
Black widows are found in basement window wells and outdoors. They are jet black with a bright red hourglass body and they are extremely poisonous. While not aggressive, the black widow spider bite when startled.
How to Keep Spiders Out of Your House
Spiders love clutter so if you have a lot of empty boxes around, it’s best to remove them. It’s also a good idea to regularly dust corners around your entire home. Remove trash, woodpiles, and debris as spiders look for them to nest in.
If spiders have found their way inside, the best solution is to contact an exterminator. They know how to manage these pests and create a unique treatment for your situation.
Raven Termite and Pest Control: Exterminators in Edgewood
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