Most spiders will not bother us unless we bother them, but it is our opinion that even if they are not usually a threat, we do not want them in our homes or living areas. It is important to be careful when dealing with spiders, because we have several poisonous types in our Gulf Coast region. If you have seen a few of them lurking around your home, give us a call or fill out the contact form. We will schedule a time to come out and perform a thorough inspection for you and recommend treatment for your specific needs.
Usually when you’re dealing with spiders, you should be able to see some webs. They like to set up their webs near lights because flying insects are attracted to these lights and the spiders know this. When the opportunity presents itself, they will feed on any kind of flying insects that are attracted to these lights. So it’s really a food chain thing. If you keep exterior lights on, you’re going to attract flying insects, usually moths. Spiders love moths. If you have a garage, the bottom part of the door near the sensors is a popular spider hangout. They also like the eaves of a house, underneath the roof line where they are protected from most of the weather but can still capture prey.
Popular outdoor spider zones include stacked wood or any kind of debris that is stacked or piled up. They like areas without a lot of disturbance or wind. They are opportunistic predators. They feed on insects and sometimes even small lizards or frogs, depending on the species.
Along the Gulf coast, we do run into brown widow spiders and black widow spiders very often, and they are poisonous.