What You Ought To Know About Jumping Spiders In South Carolina
What Are Jumping Spiders?
Jumping spiders are considered by many to be the cutest spider. This might have something to do with its large innocent eyes or small colorful bodies. In many ways, they defy what it means to be a scary, ominous spider. This does not, however, change how troublesome these pests are in and around homes.
Able to leap over 25 times their height into the air and move quickly on their eight legs, jumping spiders are not a pleasant sight to be surprised with. The most common species of jumping spiders in our area are dull in coloration, unlike the more colorful species you might find on the internet.
Are Jumping Spiders Dangerous?
Whether you think jumping spiders are cute or not, one question still looms in the air. Are jumping spiders dangerous pests, and if so, will they jump at you to attack? The short answer is no, jumping spiders are as harmless as they look.
Although capable of killing insects and other spiders, this pest’s venom is weak and has little to no effect on humans. With all honesty, these pests are way more scared of you than you are of them and will often go out of their way to avoid you and your family.
How To Prevent Jumping Spiders
Jumping spiders come into homes for one of two reasons, to hunt or avoid unfavorable conditions outside. To keep these pests and the insects they hunt out of your home, here are a few prevention tips our experts recommend:
Use a caulking gun to fill in cracks, holes, and gaps around window/door screens.
Repair damage to siding, window/door screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps.
Make sure your gutters are working properly.
Fix leaky piping and fixtures in and around your home.
Use a dehumidifier indoors, especially around basements, crawl spaces, and other humid areas.
Regularly maintain your lawn and landscaping.
Eliminate clutter and debris from around your property.
Organize storage areas and reduce clutter indoors.
Keep your home clean.
Turn off exterior lights at night or invest in insect-resistant bulbs.
Store leftover foods inside airtight containers.
Clean out pet food and water bowls after every meal.
The more effort you put in to prevent these pests, the less likely they will be to invade your home. For an easier solution to jumping spiders, consider getting a professional involved.
Why You Should Consider Calling A Professional
Out of all the pests we service for, jumping spiders are one of the few you could keep as a pest. That being said, having these pests freely roaming around inside your home is not something we recommend. These pests are not just a nuisance but can be shocking to homeowners with the way they dart and hop around homes.
To stop jumping spiders before they invade your South Carolina property, let the experts at The Original Bugman Pest Eliminators, Inc help. Our team only uses advanced pest control strategies and industrial-grade products when handling invasive pests like jumping spiders.
Contact us today to find out more about our general pest control plans and schedule a rigorous pest inspection for your South Carolina property.