The Tri-State area is home to a variety of spider species, some of which are commonly found in households. While most spiders found indoors are harmless to humans, they can still be a nuisance and cause anxiety for some people. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common house spiders found in our area and offer tips for preventing them from infesting your home.
Common House Spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum)
The common house spider is a small brown spider with a round abdomen and long, thin legs. They are often found in corners or crevices of walls and ceilings, and they spin messy webs to catch prey. While they are not harmful to humans, their webs can accumulate dust and debris and make a room look unkempt.
Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa)
The brown recluse spider is a venomous spider that is usually found in the southern and central United States. They are light brown in color and have a distinctive violin-shaped marking on their backs. Brown recluse spiders prefer to hide in dark, undisturbed places such as closets, attics, and basements.
Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangioides)
The cellar spider, also known as the daddy long-legs spider, is a long-legged spider that is often found in basements and crawl spaces. They are grayish-brown in color and have a small, round body. Cellar spiders are harmless to humans and can actually be beneficial because they feed on other insects.
Wolf Spider (Hogna carolinensis)
The wolf spider is a large, hairy spider that is often found in gardens and outdoor spaces. They are brownish-gray in color and have distinctive eye patterns on their heads. While wolf spiders are not aggressive, they can be scary to encounter because of their size.
In addition to these common house spiders, there are many other species that may be found in the Tri-State area. While most spiders are harmless to humans, it’s still important to take steps to prevent them from infesting your home. Here are some tips for spider prevention:
- Keep your home clean and clutter-free. Spiders are attracted to areas with lots of clutter, so keeping your home tidy can help prevent infestations.
- Keep windows and doors closed.
- Keep basements and crawl spaces clean and well-ventilated.
- Seal up any cracks or openings in your home’s foundation. Spiders can easily crawl through small openings, so it’s important to seal up any gaps or cracks in your home’s exterior.
- Use spider repellents. There are many natural spider repellents available, such as peppermint oil and vinegar, that can help keep spiders away.
- If you have a spider infestation, it’s best to call a pest control professional to help you get rid of them safely and effectively.
At Romans Pest Management, we know that people tend to wait until they have exhausted all options before resorting to a professional. We get it! But, like most other professions, we’ll be the first to say, don’t wait! Instead of wasting time and money on over-the-counter products that are ineffective or wrong for the job, just give us a call to get it done right the first time. We’ll come out and do a FREE no-pressure inspection. If you’re not happy with the estimated amount, we’ll leave, no harm done.
Conveniently located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Romans Pest Management serves the whole Tri-State area, including Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana.