Many people have an inherent fear of spiders making spiders a particular nuisance in the home. They are attracted to warm, dark small spaces, like wall cracks, corners, air vents, and in the eaves of your home. Other species prefer to stay closer to the outdoors, weaving their webs in your barn, garden or near your outside lighting. Most spiders are a nuisance primarily because of their webbing.
Thankfully spiders are rarely a problem in Ireland - none of the species harmful to humans occur naturally. Globally, the Black Widow and Brown Recluse Spider are considered dangerous. The bite of most spiders has little to no effect on people, while a few others are of minor medical importance.
There are more than 35,000 species of spiders worldwide. Spiders exist in a wide range of colors and sizes, yet they are all easily recognisable by their 8 legs. Spiders are often beneficial because they eat many types of insects, including those that are pests.
Some common species of spiders that can be found entering your home are:
Spiders are most likely to enter the home in the autumn due to their search for a warm place to spend the winter. There are several ways that you can help to prevent and get rid of spider problems in your home:
Although many homeowners struggle with do it yourself spider control remedies the results are often less than satisfactory. Small problems can develop into large ones and this is when many people seek out the services of a pest control professional.
At Rentokil Pest Control, we pride ourselves on fast, responsive service every day. We are always available 24 hours a day for any emergency pest concerns that may develop and all appointments are scheduled at times that are convenient for you.
Call Rentokil Pest Control Ireland on 1890 666 444 for further advice on how to get rid of spiders or to arrange a visit by a Rentokil technician.