Why Are There So Many Spiders In My Phoenix Home?

black widow spider

Most Phoenix homeowners are puzzled as to why they are experiencing issues with pests. The average person knows to keep their home neat and clean in order to keep pests out, but even the most immaculate home can become a haven for unwanted invaders. It could be the climate, the yard, or just the fact that there was an opportunity to enter. When it’s unclear what motivates pests to hang around, it’s even harder to figure out how to control them, and spiders are among the most confounding of pests. Spiders are known for frightening looks, making webs, and having a poisonous bite, but they’re not all the same. They even build and use their webs differently. It’s important to learn about specific types of spiders, so you’ll know how to combat them with the help of White Knight Pest Control. Get details now on black widow and brown recluse spiders, which are common in the area. They’re some of the most dangerous in the United States. 

What Spiders Are Common in Phoenix? What Are the Dangers?

Black widow and brown recluse spiders are prevalent local species. Black widows are predictably black and 1/8 to 1/3 of an inch long, with females often reaching as long as 1/2 an inch. Their glistening bodies are decorated with a red abdominal mark shaped like an hourglass. 

By nature, black widows are outdoor spiders because they prefer to nest in organic debris. That said, they aren’t completely opposed to being indoors. Harsh weather conditions and food shortages will send them right into your home. It’s nothing for them to slip through a hole around windows, doors, and foundations, and they’ll get comfortable in the first dark and quiet space they find, like a closet, basement, or garage. You might have a widespread pest problem if these spiders are around, because they eat grasshoppers, ants, flies, and other similar insects.

Since black widows normally feed at night, seeing one in broad daylight means you have an infestation. Discovering their disorderly mesh webs near sheltered and ground level zones (for instance, beneath furniture pieces or in firewood) is another indication. When one of these spiders bites you, a puffy and red bump will develop. Get immediate medical attention, because their venom can spark these responses: 

  • Skin inflammation or lesions
  • Muscle and body pain 
  • Neurotoxin exposure 
  • Nervous system complications
  • Skyrocketing blood pressure and heart rate 
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tremors
  • Fever
  • Nausea

Children, the elderly, and those with delicate immune systems or heart conditions will experience the greatest impact of a black widow bite. 

Brown recluses are brown or tan and 1/2 an inch long. They have thin legs and an evident violin-shaped mark on their stomachs. Preferring to nest in natural matter, they’ll have access to the bugs they like to eat, and indoors, they’ll be in cabinets, crawl spaces, attics, cellars, and sheds. Anticipate nausea, fever, and skin lesions should you be bitten. Again, medical assistance will be required. 

What Can You Do to Prevent Phoenix Spiders? 

These tips will make your residence a less cozy environment for spiders:

  • Seal openings near doors, windows, and foundations.
  • Have moisture leaks repaired. 
  • Turn on a dehumidifier to keep things less damp. 
  • Clean up clutter. 
  • Greenery, logs, and firewood should be distanced from exterior doors. 
  • Check out storage items, outdoor furniture, and wood prior to pulling it inside. 
  • Call White Knight Pest Control if you have difficulties with other pests that spiders consume.  

What Can White Knight Pest Control Do About Phoenix Spiders?

With White Knight Pest Control, you’ll receive comprehensive, quality care. Our expert technicians will find spider entry points, nests, and vulnerabilities, and will utilize treatments that are effective and fast-acting. No need to stress about hard chemicals, because our products have low toxicity and are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. 

We’ve successfully been in business for more 14 years because we’re affordable and professional. We offer a variety of treatment plans, and guarantee our work. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe; call us today.