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What are spiders?

Spiders are part of the arachnid family. They vary in size and color depending on their species, but all spiders have two body segments, eight legs, and six to eight eyes. The types of spiders that are most common in Overland Park include house spiders, wolf spiders, cellar spiders, and brown recluse spiders.

Spiders primarily feed on insects. Some spiders, such as house spiders, build webs to catch their prey, while others, such as wolf spiders, don’t build webs but instead chase down their food.

a spider on a carpet

Are spiders dangerous?

Most spiders are a nuisance. They can deliver a painful bite, but these bites don’t cause lasting damage, and the spiders will only do so if they feel threatened. However, some spiders are dangerous.

The venomous spiders you need to be aware of in Overland Park are brown recluse spiders. Although they prefer to stay out of the way and avoid contact with people, brown recluse spiders will bite if provoked, and their bite will cause health problems. A brown recluse bite rarely causes death, but it does cause necrosis of the skin and tissue surrounding the area of the wound.

Why do I have a spider problem?

Regardless of whether you live in a tiny apartment or a ten-bedroom mansion, at some point, you will find spiders in your house. Most of the time, it’s not a major issue. However, if you start seeing a lot of spiders in your home, you might have an infestation.

Spiders in Kansas need food to survive, just like any other creature. They often get into homes to look for a food source. If they find one, they’ll stick around, which is why it’s so important to make sure you don’t have other pest problems in your house. Spiders may also come inside during extreme heat or cold to find more comfortable accommodations.

Where will I find spiders?

When spiders get into your house, you can find them almost anywhere. Basement spiders are common since basements provide spiders with a dark, humid area and plenty of storage in which to hide. You may find spiders in your bathroom because it is warm, damp, and has a water source. Spiders can also be found in the kitchen, in corners of the ceiling, in your garage, and on your porch.

How do I get rid of spiders?

To get rid of spiders, you may need the help of Mantis Pest Solutions. A widespread spider infestation in your house is tough to eliminate on your own. If brown recluse spiders are on your property, you want Overland Park pest professionals taking care of them for you in a safe and effective way. While we treat your home for spiders, we can also inspect to make sure you don’t have any other pest problems contributing to your spider problem.

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

Knowing how to prevent spiders in Kansas is as simple as knowing what attracts them and eliminating those elements. Keeping your house pest-free is a great place to start. Lowering humidity inside your house and eliminating as much clutter as possible is also helpful. Spiders get inside using small holes, cracks, tears in window screens, and other openings into your house. By filling or repairing these entry points, you’ll be able to stop spiders from getting inside.

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