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Is It Dangerous To Have Orb-Weaver Spiders Around My San Mateo Home?

September 23, 2022 - Spiders

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Orb-weaver spiders are common and invasive arachnids that live here in San Mateo. Chances are, you have seen these eight-legged pests around your property. You may have even seen them indoors from time to time. Today we will be talking about the dangers of orb-weaver spiders and offering you some solutions to remove and keep these pests off your San Mateo property. If you are not interested in reading and want an immediate solution to these creepy critters, call Pacific Pest Management. We will talk you through our spider control plans and find a service option that meets your needs.

What Do Orb-Weaver Spiders Look Like?

The orb-weaver spider is one of many types of spiders that live here in San Mateo. This arachnid is best identified by its reddish-brown to grey coloration and sometimes more colorful appearance. It is typically two to six inches long and has a large round abdomen and eight long legs. Orb-weavers love building large nests with circular patterns between trees and other structures outdoors. You are likely to find these pests around your yard trying to catch insects and other tasty treats. Although they don’t prefer to live indoors, orb weavers will come inside from time to time either by accident or to look for food. The question is, are orb weavers dangerous spiders? 

Are Orb-Weaver Spiders Dangerous?

If you have ever seen an orb-weaver, you know this pest looks dangerous. The question is, is its bite medically threatening? Not to the level you might suspect. Unlike the black widow or other dangerous spiders, the orb-weaver does not have venom powerful enough to cause serious harm. That said, this pest will still bite if it feels threatened or trapped. It will not go out of its way to be aggressive, as its main goal is survival. If you are worried about coming across a dangerous spider in San Mateo, we highly recommend putting in place some form of DIY or professional prevention.

Five Easy Tips To Prevent Spiders Around Your Home And Yard

Most people do not like finding spiders inside their homes, regardless of whether they are dangerous or not. If you have a fear of spiders or simply don’t want these pests indoors, here are five easy tips to keep these bugs out.

  1. Seal gaps, cracks, and holes around your home’s foundation. 

  2. Make sure all of your window/door screens are in good working condition, and keep unscreened windows and doors shut when you are not using them.

  3. Knock down webs as you find them in and around your home.

  4. Invest in high-quality door sweeps for exterior doors.

  5. Invest in insect-resistant light bulbs for your home’s exterior or turn off outside lights after it gets dark out.

If you want help dealing with all types of house spiders in San Mateo, we would love to offer assistance at Pacific Pest Management.

Pro Pest Control Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Orb-Weaver Spiders

If you don’t like having spiders in or around your home, you should consider investing in professional pest control courtesy of Pacific Pest Management. We offer a range of comprehensive pest control options to exclude and eliminate annoying and potentially dangerous invaders. We will service your home, remove any existing pest threats, and establish a long-term treatment barrier to keep future invaders out.

Call now and learn more about our spider control and other comprehensive services. We will walk you through our residential San Mateo pest control options and help you find a treatment time that best fits your schedule.

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