Spiders

More than 1 in every 10 people have arachnophobia, or the fear of spiders, and unfortunately they are everywhere here in Utah. To protect your home and family from being bitten by these eight-legged visitors, have your home sprayed on a regular basis. Keep reading to learn a little bit more about how to get rid of these eight-legged pests.

Risk Factors

Here are some risk factors that might increase your chances of having spiders in your home:

  • Location – if you live near a large open field or canal, the risk of having spiders in your home dramatically increases.
  • CleanlinessSpiders love a good mess. If you have clutter around your home or even in your yard, you will have more of these pests.
  • Landscaping – Spiders and other bugs will take refuge in your landscaping on hot days. If you have plants that come up close to your home, they will use them as a gateway inside. Also, if you have a woodpile, shed, or other backyard feature, they will make these places their new home, as they are shaded and comfortable.
  • Time of the year – There aren’t more spiders at any specific time of the year, you’re just more likely to notice them at certain times. In late summer to early fall, spiders are more mature, therefore much larger than they were when they first hatched, and they also come out looking for a mate before the cold winter months.

Types of Spiders

There are at least 4,000 known species of spiders in North America, and while some are harmless, many can be dangerous. There are both poisonous and non-poisonous spiders in Utah. Click here to find out more about types of spiders you are likely to find in this state.

Prevention

The best way to prevent spiders is to spray your home at least every six months and every time you find an infestation. SmartGuard will spray the inside and outside of your home to ensure full protection both from those which may already be in the house and those who may attempt to enter. As part of every service agreement, SmartGuard will continue to return as many times as it takes in order to rid your home of these unwanted pests. You can also prevent spiders by keeping things clean, getting a pet, using essential oils and herbs, and sealing up cracks in your home.

Schedule an appointment