Dangerous Fall Spiders in Los Angeles

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Are you noticing more spiders in your home or business lately? You’re not alone! Every year, spiders come out (or in) at full force. Spiders begin to hatch in the springtime and populations are at their largest by the time summer comes to an end. Like any other pest, they will crawl inside in search of food, water, and shelter. Thankfully, most spiders you encounter in your property are harmless. That said, there are a couple spiders to keep an eye out for this fall. Read on for expert insight from the team at Isotech Pest Management.

4 Tips to Prevent Fall Spiders

No matter if it’s a completely harmless spider or not, no one wants spiders invading their property. To keep these eight-legged creatures outside, there are several things you can do to make your property less attractive to them: 

  • Regularly maintain your lawn and yard. An unkempt yard with overgrown vegetation will invite all types of spiders to your property.
  • Clean and tidy up your space. Doing so can prevent insects that spiders like to prey on and eliminate hiding spots for pests.
  • Seal any cracks and crevices. Spiders and other pests can crawl inside through the smallest of holes.
  • Install screens on your doors and windows. Otherwise, an open window will surely invite spiders (and other pests) inside.

What About Black Widows and Brown Recluse Spiders?

The good news is that black widows and brown recluse spiders like to be outdoors. However, their presence in your backyard can be dangerous for everyone. Here’s what to know about identifying these dangerous spiders:

  1. Black widows
    1. These spiders have a characteristic red hourglass shape on its body.
    2. They build sticky, tangled cobwebs in garages, sheds, and near the ground.
    3. They can bite when they feel threatened.
  2. Brown recluse spiders
    1. Brown recluse spiders have a darker violin-shaped mark on their bodies.
    2. They build loose, dome-shaped webs for shelter.
    3. A brown recluse bite is known to be very painful.

Fall Spiders in the Los Angeles Area

Here in Southern California, we are used to dealing with spiders through much of the year. However, if you start to notice spiders in your property on a daily basis, it’s best to enlist the help of a professional spider control specialist. At Isotech, we will work with you to develop a plan to keep spiders out all year long.

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