Knoxville Spider Exterminators
Stop Spiders from Invading Your Home with Pest-Ops, LLC
A fear of spiders, or arachnophobia, is one of the most common phobias. Because many spiders are poisonous, homeowners are smart to be concerned when they see an increase in spiders in their home. However, do you know how to get spiders out of your home, or how to keep them from coming back? Most homeowners are at a loss for how to prevent a spider infestation. Lucky for you, Pest-Ops, LLC has all the information you need! Our spider control experts in Knoxville have gone through extensive training and are either certified or registered in the state of Tennessee. We have the skill, knowledge, and experience to tackle even the most difficult infestation.
Why Spiders Come Inside
Spiders are arachnids, and they feed on insects. You will most often find their webs in quiet, undisturbed locations. When in yourhome, you are likely to find them in corners, behind shelving, in boxes, and under furniture. They are also often found in attics and crawlspaces. Outside, you may find them in your eaves, roof, garages, garden sheds, and woodpiles.
Tennessee is home to many different species of spider. Two of the most well-known spiders are the black widow and the brown recluse. The black widow is recognized by its black, round body with a red hourglass marking on its abdomen. Brown recluse spiders are typically a solid, brown color with no markings.
Common spiders found in the Knoxville area include:
- Black widow
- Brown recluse
- Cellar spider
- House spider
- Jumping spider
- Wolf spider
- Zipper spider
It is some comfort to know that spiders are not generally aggressive. In fact, most spiders will not bite you unless they are provoked. This includes black widow and brown recluse spiders, two of the most notorious poisonous spiders. Additionally, black widows and brown recluses are not often found inside the home as they prefer living outside. They are more likely found in woodpiles or garden sheds. However, this doesn't mean that an infestation should go unchecked. If you see spiders in your home, especially poisonous ones, you should call our Knoxville spider control team right away.
The Tennessee Wolf Spider
Wolf spiders are one of the most common home invasion spiders here in Tennessee. One thing that differentiates wolf spiders from other spiders, is they don't spin webs. They hide and stalk prey. Wolf spiders are very fast for spiders. They can live anywhere and are most commonly found in garages, woodlands, gardens, under rocks, in piles of trash, and grassy fields or lawns.
Because of their size, wolf spiders are often mistaken for tarantulas. While the appearance can be similar, they are actually much smaller than tarantulas. Wolf spiders can bite and they do produce a venom that will cause redness, swelling, itchiness, and some pain.
If you find wolf spiders have already invaded your home, it's probably a safe bet you don't want to keep them there. The most effective way to keep wolf spiders from your home is pest control services from the professionals at Pest-Ops, LLC. Our team of experts are well trained and have a knowledge of where these specific pests can live and how they can get inside. You can count on us to help keep your home spider free year round.
How to Get Rid of Spiders
While spiders do a lot of good for the environment, and they help keep the insect population in check, they do not belong in our homes. While most household spiders are not poisonous to humans, their bites can cause severe reactions to those who are allergic. They can also be a danger to our pets. There are steps you can take to protect yourself from spiders, and to make your home less appealing to them.
To prevent a spider infestation, you can:
- Keep your home clear of clutter
- Dust and vacuum regularly
- Remove spider webs whenever you encounter them
- Make sure your doors and windows are screened and sealed
- Keep woodpiles and other similar areas clear of debris
To protect yourself from spider bites you should:
- Always look in boxes before sticking your hands in them
- Shake out jackets and clothes before putting them on
- Be careful when working in garages, attics, basements, and garden sheds
- Check gloves and shoes before putting them on
If you are seeing a lot of spiders or webs in your home, you should call an experienced spider control expert, like ours in Knoxville. We will identify what is drawing them in and provide you with effective spider removal services.
Pest-Ops, LLC Is Always Professional
Spider infestations can be difficult to deal with. Because of their small size and tendency to stay hidden, you may not notice a spider problem until it is out of control. Do not worry. Pest-Ops, LLC can help. We specialize in spider elimination, and all of our treatments are environmentally friendly, safe, and approved by the EPA. When you hire us, you can be sure you are getting the highest level of service around. As a company, we put our customers first, and we always act with integrity. When we say we will do something, we follow through and do it every time.