Why Are There Spiders In My Omaha Home?

Wolf Spider crawling in a yard.

Across the U.S. there are more than 3,000 different species of spiders. These creepy creatures are arachnids, which generally have eight legs and are carnivorous. Although they are typically found outdoors, they will move indoors for shelter or when food sources are available and quickly make themselves at home.

Common Types Of Spiders That Invade Homes In Omaha 

Wolf Spiders
The wolf spider may range in size from 1/4 of an inch to nearly 1 ½ inch. They tend to prefer lower ground-level settings including grasses, shrubbery, and other debris.  Despite their large size, wolf spider bites are not a major health risk for humans.
Garden Spiders (Orb Weaver)
The orb-weaver or garden spider is known for its ability to create large webs, often indoors near humans. They usually are less than 1 inch in size and tend to have yellow and black markings. If they bite humans, the result is typically mild redness or irritation.
Brown Recluse Spiders
The brown recluse spider is typically between ¼ and ½ inch long and is recognizable by a marking that resembles a “violin” or “fiddle.” These spiders have venom that can be harmful to humans and require medical attention.
Black Widow Spiders
The black widow may reach 1 ½ inches in length and has a shiny black color. The females have a red marking on their underside. A bite from a female can be dangerous to humans and create bruising or nervous system problems.

Best Practices For Preventing Spiders 

  • Limit outdoor lighting that will attract pests that appeal to spiders. Consider yellow or other special bulbs that are less likely to attract insects.
  • Walk the exterior of the home to look for potential points of entry along the foundation, windows, and doors. Use a durable caulk, sealant, or weather-stripping where needed.
  • Place screens over any vents.
  • Trim shrubs, trees, and vegetation back from the home.
  • Move firewood storage piles or other clutter away from the structure.

Spiders May Indicate Other Pest-Related Concerns

Notice an increasing number of spiders in your home? Spiders are motivated to infiltrate properties where they detect the existence of insects to prey on; therefore, you may have other hidden pest problems that are developing.  To accurately make this determination, it is critical to have a thorough inspection completed. 

Avoid Do-It-Yourself Home Pest Control Measures 

Many property owners who are facing intrusions from spiders and other unwanted critters take shortcuts and try store-bought “solutions” based on exaggerated assertions of effectiveness. In many cases, these options deliver minimal results that fail to eradicate infestations and only encourage spiders to relocate to other areas of the home.   
Furthermore, some of these mass-marketed remedies often contain toxic chemicals that can pose a health risk to the occupants of your home. Responsible homeowners are strongly encouraged to seek assistance from a licensed and certified provider of exterminating services.

Experts In Residential Spider Extermination Services In Omaha

Omaha residents have trusted the team of professionals at Beeline Pest Control for many years now. Our technicians are properly screened and receive superb training for the safety of our customers.
We are committed to high-quality customer service, such as offering same-day service at no additional cost. Beeline Pest Control also stands behind the services provided with a 100% quality guarantee. Contact us today for a complimentary in-home pest inspection and estimate.

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