What are spiders?

Spiders are arachnids. They have two body segments, eight legs, and lack antennae, wings, and chewing mouthparts.

With more than 3,500 spiders living in the U.S, they live in large numbers all around us. Just today, you likely walked past many spiders you didn't even notice!

Are spiders dangerous?

Though many spiders live in our area, the vast majority aren't a threat to people. Though spiders will bite us to stop themselves from being squished, they do their best to stay out of our way. Spiders are naturally reclusive.

The spider that is the most significant threat in New York is the brown recluse spider. If bitten by one of these spiders, their venom is potent enough to trigger symptoms like fever, chills, joint pain, and nausea. The skin around the bite site typically sloughs off and creates an ulcer prone to infection and is difficult to heal.

If you are uncertain of the spiders on your property, it is always best to contact a professional for help identifying them.

Why do I have a spider problem?

Spiders are predators, so they live in areas that provide easy access to multiple sources of prey. Our yards offer plenty of insects for them that gather in gardens, trash cans, and outdoor eating areas. In controlled numbers, spiders are quite helpful and reduce populations of these unwanted pests. However, when spider populations grow too large, they become pests themselves.

Where will I find spiders?

Spiders typically live outside. However, during periods of bad weather or a lack of food, their insect prey often migrates indoors; when this happens, spiders will follow.

The reason spiders are so common in our homes is because these predators feed on common household pests like flies, ants, and cockroaches.

Once in your home, they will hang out in areas that put them near insects. Some spiders like moisture, and others like dry, warm areas. Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and crawl spaces are all prone to spider activity. Typical spots to find spiders are the corners of rooms, under furniture, under sinks, and around windows and doors.

How do I get rid of spiders?

Spiders are tricky pests to deal with on your own; they live outside all around us and are constantly finding their way onto our properties. The best solution to spiders is a professional solution that will address the spiders and the insects on your property they are feeding on. At PDF Finest Pest Management, we are proud to offer the best eco-friendly pest control services in New York and provide our customers with services that meet their property's and family's unique needs. To learn more about spiders in Long Island and New York City or our home pest control or commercial pest control services, please reach out today!

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

The best way to stop a spider infestation before it begins is to partner with a professional that can provide regular pest control services in NYC. It is also important to implement the following prevention tips:

  • Make sure you place weatherstripping around windows and doors and install door sweeps.
  • Repair screens that are torn or worn.
  • Remove standing water from your property that attracts insect activity.
  • Cut back shrubbery and other landscaping plants from your home's exterior walls.
  • Get rid of clutter from storage areas that can mask a problem with spiders in your home.

Protect your New York home and family from unwanted spiders activity with the help of the professionals at PDF Finest Pest Management.