Are There Dangerous Spiders In New England?

House Spider crawling on the floor.

Let's face it, most people don't like to have spiders in their home. There are only a select few who find spiders so amazingly interesting that they're willing to tolerate them crawling around without doing something to stop them. But even those people aren't going to be okay with poisonous spiders crawling around. Fortunately, poisonous spiders don't survive well in New England. Usually, infestations of poisonous spiders arise when they are transported into the state inside furniture or other transported belongings. But their stay in the Northeast is short-lived unless they are able to establish themselves inside a warm home. Most of the time, spider infestations in New England are common house spiders. Here are a few things you need to know about house spiders.

Quick House Spiders Facts

  • Bites from house spiders rarely turn into more than small itchy welts.
  • Some house spiders, like cellar spiders, don't bite at all.
  • Removing webs can reduce spider activity in common areas.
  • Spiders come out into common areas to get a bite to eat. Reducing insect pests can have a significant impact on the number of spiders and spider webs appearing in common areas.
  • You can also have an impact on the appearances of spiders by keeping things clean and making sure your trash is in sealed containers.
  • Spiders can come into a home on wood. It is important to burn wood within 48 hours to keep spider eggs from hatching into dozens of tiny spiderlings.
  • Just because you don't see spiders in your common areas, doesn't mean you don't have spiders. Every home that does not have a perimeter pest control barrier has spiders.

Ongoing Spider Control

When you have a year-round pest control plan, your pest control technician will put a pest control barrier in place that will do more than keep spiders out of your home. Some of the pests that will be kept out of your home are much more of a threat than house spiders--illness-spreading pests such as cockroaches, and destructive pests such as carpenter ants and termites. Keeping spiders out is just an added benefit.

If you'd like to learn more about spider control, and year-round pest services provided by the experienced and educated pest professionals here at American Pest Solutions, reach out to us to schedule a free inspection. We'll let you know what pest pressures you're dealing with and guide you to a plan that will keep your home and your family protected.