Spiders, Oh My!

Have you ever seen the memes on social media with the burning house behind the homeowner holding a blowtorch and the caption is, “There was a spider.” Yeah, that is my daughter. She is absolutely terrified of spiders. I am pretty sure she would rather burn the place down than let a spider roam free in her bedroom. That’s why we don’t miss a single pest control appointment because I don’t want to come home to find my home burnt to the ground due to a spider sighting! Plus, Gracie will not step foot in the house if she thinks there is a spider roaming about.


Although I don’t have a fear of spiders like her, I don’t really want them making a home in my home. Spiders can quickly breed into infestations. A female common house spider will produce more than 1,600 eggs in her lifetime. Additionally, spiders can often indicate the presence of other pests on which spiders prey. To keep spiders controlled try these simple steps in addition to regular pest control treatments:

  • Destroy webs, egg sacs, and spiders by brushing or vacuuming, as this will discourage the spiders.
  • Remove piles of paper, boxes and trash piles in your home, attic, storage areas and outside your home near the foundation.
  • Maintain household insect control to eliminate the spiders’ food source.
  • Caulk and seal openings to stop spider entry.

In addition to being a pest, Arkansas has a couple of venomous spiders such as Black Widows and Brown Recluses that no one should take lightly. To avoid spider bites you should:

  • Shake out clothing that has hung for a long time in closets and storage areas.
  • Examine and shake shoes/boots each time before wearing. Spiders love to hide in boots.

Even if you don’t find yourself quite as terrified as my daughter, but don’t particularly want an infestation of spiders in your house call Terminator Termite and Pest Control today. They will be happy to come out and give you a free estimate for all your exterminating needs.