Why Are There So Many Spiders In My Nashville Home?

House spider crawling on someone's arm.

We love talking about topics relevant to Nashville pest control, and today the topic is spiders. Don’t worry: we’re not trying to frighten the arachnophobic readers out there, but it is important to understand some basic information about the kinds of spiders you’re likely to encounter here in Nashville and what the dangers of those spiders really are. Keep reading for a brief look at house spiders and why you should get rid of them ASAP.

How Many Spiders Are Too Many Spiders?

For someone who has a real distaste for the mere presence of spiders, then even just one spider in the home is too many. For the average person, if you’re seeing spiders everywhere, in every room of your house, there are definitely too many spiders in your home. Even if these are relatively friendly and harmless spiders, having this many nearby is a potential sign of other pest infestations. 

In terms of venomous spiders, which we’ll be talking about in a moment, you should not let these spiders stay in your home. As soon as you notice one of these, it’s time to take steps to have it safely removed. Ultimately, it comes down to safety and personal comfort. If spiders in or around your home are making you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, then you should contact a spider pest control service. 

Are All Spider Bites Dangerous?

Different types of spiders present different kinds of threats to humans. There are plenty of harmless spiders. Do all spiders bite? No, they don’t, but the spiders that do bite are the ones that you need to watch out for. 

Common house spiders in Tennessee include house spiders (yes, that’s their name), yellow sac spiders, black widows, and wolf spiders. Of these spider types, the bites of black widows are the most dangerous. These spiders are infamous for a very good reason due to their venomous bites. If you have identified a black widow in your home and have suffered a bite, seek medical help right away. 

As for bites from wolf spiders and other common house spiders, bites are not typically dangerous unless you have a compromised immune system. 

Why Do I Have A Spider Problem In My Home?

If you’re wondering why your home developed a spider problem in the first place, consider the following list of factors that can potentially attract different types of spiders: 

  • An abundance of small insects that spiders like to feed on
  • Areas of clutter or debris
  • Many dark spaces where spiders can hide and build webs 
  • Areas that you don’t use often, leaving webs undisturbed

Any and all of these factors can contribute to a spider problem over time, and that’s why it’s so important to keep your home clean and tidy. Also, check different areas of your home on a regular basis for the presence of spiders. If you notice a serious spider problem, then we encourage you to reach out to us here at Beeline Pest Control. 

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Spiders?

What’s the best way to get rid of spiders? The best option available is to call a pest control service like Beeline Pest Control. Trying to manage spider control on your own, without any professional equipment or training, is just a bad idea. And if the spiders you’re dealing with are venomous, then it’s also a dangerous proposition. 

Instead, work with pest control professionals who have the gear and the know-how to efficiently and effectively eliminate spider infestations as well as the underlying pest problems that attract spiders to the home. Call us today to ask questions about our services or to set an appointment.

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