Spider Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Spiders

What are spiders?

Jumping Spider

Spiders are arachnids and are most easily identified by the following characteristics:

  • Eight legs 
  • Two body segments 
  • Fang-like mouthparts
  • Many eyes
  • Ability to produce venom and silk

Spiders eat the insects that call our outdoor spaces and houses home, making them a common sight around our Columbia, Missouri, properties.

The wolf spider is an example of a spider that is a frequent invader of houses in our region. They are a large spider with a stocky body and short, strong legs. They also have eight eyes arranged in three rows. Wolf spiders are active hunters, chasing down and physically capturing their prey; unlike many other spiders, they do not use webs to catch their prey.

Are spiders dangerous?

Yes, spiders can be dangerous, and some species in Missouri do pose risks to people. Luckily, the vast majority of spiders that people come into contact with on a daily basis are relatively harmless. While spiders will bite us if they feel threatened, their bites typically cause few side effects.

Spiders in Columbia that you should be concerned about and take immediate action against are the black widow spider and brown recluse spider. Through their bites, both spiders can inject venom potent enough to trigger serious health problems in people.

If you are ever concerned about the type of spider on your property, never hesitate to contact a professional. Professionals will accurately identify the spiders lurking around your property and perform effective treatments to remove them.

Why do I have a spider problem?

Spiders are drawn to Columbia yards and homes because, in addition to offering them access to food, they offer shelter, hiding spots, and water sources. Spiders are primarily solitary; however, it is common for many spiders to infest the same area if ample prey is available.

If spiders are regularly present in your home, you likely have an insect problem on your property that you must address. Limiting insect activity will help decrease the number of spiders on your property.

Contact the team at BugOut Pest Control to find a solution to your spider problem as soon as possible! 

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Where Will I Find Spiders?

There are many places you are likely to find Missouri spiders in and around your home. Some favorite hideouts include:

  • Overgrown shrubs and bushes
  • Wood piles or rock piles
  • Trash cans, compost, and leaf litter
  • Loose shingles, trim, and roof eaves
  • Closets, basements, and crawl spaces
  • Vents or ducts
  • Behind cabinets or large appliances

Spiders are naturally reclusive and like to hang out in dark, quiet areas that put them near their insect prey. Kitchens, basements, and bathrooms are areas of a home prone to spider infestations.

How do I get rid of spiders?

Get rid of unwanted spiders from your house with the help of the experts at BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care. Our family-owned and operated company is dedicated to helping families in Columbia guard their properties from our region’s most common pests. Through our thorough inspections, effective treatments, attention to detail, and quality services, you can be sure we will solve your spider problems. Please call today for more information about our quality home pest control solutions.

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

Use our expert tips to keep spiders out of your home.

  • Cut back shrubs, bushes, and other vegetation from your home that provide spiders with harborage sites.
  • Repair leaky pipes and fixtures that provide a water source.
  • Reduce insect activity on your property by keeping lids on trash cans, picking up pet excrement, and maintaining your yard. 
  • Inspect the exterior of your home and repair gaps or cracks that offer entry points.

In addition to the above tips, BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care offers exceptional spider control in Columbia to keep these eight-legged critters out of your home.

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