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Spider Pest Control & Exterminator in Illinois

Having a spider infestation in your home can be frustrating, scary, and dangerous. There’s just nothing positive about them living indoors. If you’re seeing a lot of spiders in your Illinois home, you need a spider pest control service. American Pest Control uses effective and safe (for you) ways of killing spiders quickly and stopping more from coming in. We even have quarterly pest control services to maintain your newfound freedom from spiders.

Types of Spiders in Central Illinois

In Central Illinois, we have a lot of different type of spiders. Many of them are not dangerous, but some of them are:

  • Black Widows: Black widow venom can cause sweating, muscle cramps, vomiting, and pain.
  • Brown Recluse: Recluse bites cause itching, pain, sores, and tissue death.

There are other types of spiders that may not bite, cellar spiders (AKA daddy long legs) and sac spiders, but you don’t want them living in your home.

Even these spiders are pests when they’re in your home, though. They leave their webs everywhere. They breed and multiply in dark places. They run around on your beds. They hang out on lights, toilets, and window frames. Nobody likes sharing their home with them!

If you want help with spider pest control, we can do all this and much more for you. Contact American Pest Control to get rid of your spider infestation and enjoy your own house again.

How To Fight Spiders

Spiders like our homes because Illinois gets cold. They want to stay warm and to hunt for food, and their food is actually other pests, like flies.

That’s why the first thing to do to fight a spider infestation is to clean up your house. Of course, everyone has a messy house now and then. This is just a step that we know will help. Here’s what you can do:

  • Look for webs both in highly visible areas and in hidden areas. Knock them down with a broom, or suck them up with a vacuum hose.
  • Find places where spiders prey, like where flies breed. Check for standing water, old food, crumbs, and mold. Clean it up. That’ll cut off the spiders’ food supply.
  • Wearing gloves, clean out old things you have stored in dark places. Don’t give spiders ways to hide.
  • In your yard, move any spider hiding places away from your walls. That’s woodpiles, grass clippings, leaf piles, and other dark, moist places.
  • Seal holes in your walls and gaps around your windows and doors.

If you want help with spider pest control, we can do all this and much more for you. Contact American Pest Control to get rid of your spider infestation and enjoy your own house again.

Spider Prevention

Spiders will always try to crawl back into your home during the autumn and winter to get away from the cold Illinois weather. Then, they’ll burst into frenetic activity in the spring again.

That’s why you need a quarterly pest control service that combats pests regularly throughout the year. It’s easy to forget about spiders until you see one running across your pillow. But we don’t forget. Our spider pest control experts are always vigilant so you don’t have to think about spiders.

We also write about pests on our Central Illinois Pest Control Blog. Check it out!