The Dangers That Spiders Can Bring To Your Las Vegas Home

June 30, 2022

Almost everyone fears spiders to some extent, even if you're not particularly afraid of them. Finding them scuttling around your floor or up the wall can be extremely unsettling, and you'll likely be worried about if they are threatening or not. But, the truth is that most spiders in Las Vegas aren't as dangerous as might be feared.

Spiders aren't insects, but they are instead arachnids. As such, they have eight legs instead of six and more than one pair of eyes. They can vary in color and patterns depending on the specific species. Many spiders are tan, but some are brown, and others can be black or brightly colored.

One misconception about spiders is that they come indoors seeking shelter or scraps of food, but the truth is that spiders come around while hunting down their prey. Regardless of the time of year, they don't need to live indoors to survive, but they will follow their prey wherever it goes; this means that underlying pest problems are the biggest factor drawing spiders to your home.

Are Spiders Dangerous Or Not?

The vast majority of spiders that get into Las Vegas homes aren't dangerous to people or pets. These spiders fall under the umbrella of "house" spiders and are almost always harmless.

All spiders have fangs and venom used to consume their prey, but most in the United States don't have venom potent enough to harm people or our pets. There are, however, two exceptions to this; the black widow and the brown recluse, both considered medically dangerous to people. Luckily, they are much rarer than other species in the area.

Seven Spider Prevention Tips For Las Vegas Homes

Because spiders come around searching for prey, the most effective way to prevent them is to address insect pests. On top of that, you can also follow tips to seal up the exterior of your house and make it more difficult for spiders and their prey to get inside.

Here are seven specific spider prevention measures that you can take:

  1. Inspect the walls and foundation of your structure for cracks, crevices, and holes, and seal these up with foam or insulation.
  2. Repair broken screens in doors and windows.
  3. Store any pet food inside the house to deter attracting insects.
  4. Cover all trash cans with tight-fitting lids and remove any garbage or debris from the yard, including organic debris such as leaf piles and grass clippings.
  5. Clean up food and drink spills right away. Also, vacuum, sweep, and mop floors regularly.
  6. Install or replace door sweeps and weather stripping.
  7. Contact home pest control professionals for ongoing spider and pest prevention and removal.

Assistance With Spider Problems

Are you tired of dealing with spiders creeping around your property? Then give Vantage Pest Control a call for spider removal in Las Vegas. We can remove any current spider populations you have, whether they are dangerous or harmless species, and keep them from coming back.

Then, we work with you to develop a spider control plan to address insect pests that draw spiders inside. Call us to find out more about how we can protect your property throughout the year and request a quote.

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