Spiders Be Gone: A Guide To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Omaha Home

Brown spider crawling on the floor.

Omaha is a vibrant city that is alive with activities year-round. One place that is a must when touring the city is the Old Market. This part of town has cobblestone-lined streets that pass through a historic district with great food, excellent shops, and wonderful entertainment. 

However, in this district and throughout local homes lurks historically scary pests—spiders. Unless homeowners use Omaha spider control professionals, these intimidating arachnids might start showing up in every corner of your house.

Spider Identification: How To Recognize Different Spiders

Spiders come in all shapes and sizes. Some hang from webs, and others are content to chase down their prey at floor level. No matter what spider finds its way into your home, it is always wise to be able to identify the species and where they're likely to hang out.

A few spiders that frequently invade Omaha homes include the following:

  • Common house spiders are tiny, measuring 3/16 to 5/16 of an inch long. They are typically a yellowish color. Their abdomens are usually a dirty white with multiple stripes that meet at an angle. They often spin tangled webs, generally in the upper corners of a home.
  •  Yellow sac spiders have oblong bodies; females measure 3/4 to 1 inch long, including their legs, with males being slightly smaller. Their bodies are typically a creamy, yellowish color. They spin sacs and place them behind shelves, pictures, and corners of walls and ceilings.
  •  Black widows grow between 1 1/2 and 1 3/8 inches long. They have the classic, shiny black body with the well-known red hourglass on their abdomen. They spin irregular webs near ground level.
  •  Wolf spiders are the "big boys" of Omaha's four home-invading visitors. Their hairy, heavy bodies can grow between 1/2 and 2 inches long. Their dirty brown bodies can have pale or light yellow marks. These spiders don't spin webs but rather run down their prey.

Even though most spiders would rather avoid you than bite you, a few can pack a powerful punch when they sink their fangs into you. For this reason, calling in the pest professional at Beeline Pest Control is essential for spider concerns.

Symptoms Of Spider Bites: What To Expect And How To Treat

Spiders don't look for confrontation but strike when they feel threatened or mishandled. Most people say the pain accompanying a spider bite can feel like a bee sting. Sometimes, the bite site can swell, itch, and get red. Most of the time, homeowners can soothe spider bites with some simple practices.

Four things that can help alleviate spider bite aftereffects include the following:

  1. Wash the bite site with soap and water.
  2. Use an antibiotic ointment to stop an infection.
  3. Apply a cool compress (every 15 minutes) to the bite site.
  4. Use over-the-counter pain medication or an antihistamine for itchiness.

When spider bites cause headaches, stomach pain or cramping, trouble breathing or swallowing, nausea, vomiting, muscle spasms, or the inflammation around a wound spreads or develops streaks, it's essential to seek medical attention immediately.

If you're worried that local spiders could hurt someone in your home, it's time to call in the pest professionals at Beeline Pest Control. Our safe and effective spider removal services can help eliminate spider dangers in your house.

Preventing Spiders In Your Home: Tips and Tricks

Homeowners can keep spiders away from their homes with some simple tips and tricks. One thing that helps keep spiders out of homes is ensuring you keep screens on doors and windows in good repair. Another good step involves adding weatherstripping around windows and doors. 

Checking foundations for cracks, gaps, and crevices and sealing them with caulking is another positive measure you can take to prevent spiders. Homeowners should never store firewood in their homes, and reducing clutter is always a wise move. 

Another excellent spider prevention action is to contact a pest control company like Beeline Pest Control to address any other pest issues in your home, helping to ensure that spiders don't come indoors looking for them.

Professional Spider Control: When To Call In The Experts

When spider webs are abundant, or you've seen a spider or two race across your floor, it's time to call in the pest professionals at Beeline Pest Control. Established in 2009, our reliable, local pest control company has affordable pest control services to remove pesky spiders in Omaha. We also offer safe and eco-friendly pest control services. Call Beeline Pest Control today for professional spider control in Omaha.

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