Las Vegas' Complete Guide To Effective Spider Control

We have quite a variety of spiders in Las Vegas. While all spiders have fangs and venom, most are fairly harmless. The obvious exceptions are widow spiders and recluse spiders. But no spider is welcome in your Las Vegas home. Let's take a quick look at effective spider control with a particular emphasis on keeping poisonous spiders out.

black widow spider on a web

Understanding Why You See Spiders In Your Home

If you don't have a pest control barrier and routine pest maintenance around your Las Vegas home, you shouldn't be surprised to see spiders in your home. No matter how hard you try, it is nearly impossible to seal your exterior well enough to keep pests out. They can get into your home through impressively small openings from the very bottom to the very top. Spiders will get in. But that's not why you see them crawling on your interior walls or creating annoying webs for you to clean up. The reason you see spiders is usually because you have other pests flying or crawling around in your home. Spiders typically stay in your walls and in hidden places in your home. We tell you this so that you can understand the complex nature of a spider problem. If you want to get control of spiders, you need to get control of the foods they eat. Here are some examples:

  • Keep your interior trash bin clean and remove your trash before smells develop. The scent of decaying food can attract insects into your home.

  • Put fruit in the fridge rather than on display. This can prevent fruit flies, which spiders think are tasty.

  • Fix leaky faucets, install dehumidifiers, and address condensation on pipes. All of this will reduce moisture pests and the spiders that eat them.

  • Put dishes in soapy water until you're ready to clean them.

  • Clean spills up immediately.

  • Vacuum your rugs routinely.

Removing Access

Once you've eliminated the attractants that lure pests into your home, it is time to consider the points of access they use. While you can't completely seal your exterior from pest entry, your hard work is not wasted. The sealing of entry points is a strong deterrent. Consider these common entry points and learn how to seal them off:

  • Fix weatherstripping issues that present gaps for spiders (and their food) to get in through.

  • Install doors sweeps that are missing and install sweeps where needed.

  • Inspect your door and window frames for holes created by pests that damage wood.

  • Repair screens and glass panes.

  • Seal cracks in your foundation walls.

  • Install protectors on your weep holes if necessary.

Reducing Populations

If there were no entry points, spiders would not be able to get in. It is also true to say that if there were no spiders around your home, you wouldn't have any spiders getting in. It is impossible to get rid of all the spiders around your home but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try. Fewer spiders crawling on the exterior of your home will lead to fewer spiders getting inside.

  • Maintain a dry perimeter to reduce moisture pests and the spiders that make a meal out of them. You can do this by watering your plants in the early morning, trimming your vegetation to allow better airflow, and by maintaining the gutters on your home.

  • Reduce exterior light or replace white lights with yellow lights. This will reduce insect activity and resist spider activity.

  • Keep your exterior trash in covered containers.

Does salt kill ants?

Yes and no. Spraying salt water on ants will kill some ants, but it will not get all of the ants in a colony. Any kind of ant spray will only kill around 10% of the ants in a colony while the rest of them stay hidden. If all ants are not eliminated, especially the queens, you will end up in a never-ending battle with ants.

Direct Spider Prevention

There are a few things that can specifically attract spiders. Remove these to make your foundation perimeter less interesting.

  • Remove objects that provide hiding places for spiders.

  • Fill in holes in the ground and cover holes in stone structures.

  • Address conditions that allow puddles to form. The last thing you want is black widows and brown recluse spiders wetting their whistles near your foundation walls.

Finish Your Protection

There is no better way to get control of spiders, and to keep control of spiders, than to invest in a residential pest control plan. Routine visits from a licensed pest professional will give your perimeter a barrier of protection that will repel and eliminate the insects and bugs that spiders eat and keep all pests out of your home. Reach out to Red Rock Pest Control today. We're standing by to assist you with this important protection for your family.


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