Pest Control For Spiders

For many homeowners, spiders are the scariest residential pest. Spiders are not insects. In fact, they are in the same class (Arachnida) as scorpions and ticks. But the size and behavior of many spiders makes the sight of them in your home much more alarming (terrifying for some) than traditional common insects. No need to fear, however, as there are some basic prevention tips that can help keep spiders away.


Insects and other pests attract spiders to live in and near homes. Spiders are a bit more difficult to control than most pests because they do not clean themselves and thereby ingest the products that are designed to control them. Unless a spider is directly hit with professional products, it will typically not die directly from a pest control treatment. By effectively controlling insect populations, spider activity diminishes within a few weeks as spiders starve or move on in search of food.


Wolf Spider, Black Widow Spider, Brown Recluse Spider

Spider Prevention Checklist

Our Method for Each Visit


Your technician will introduce himself, discuss the process, and check for pest activity.


Rather than pumping loads of chemicals all over your house, we use a small amount of the best products in the right places.


Your technician will explain what was treated, share prevention tips, and provide a statement of the work performed.


We call and/or email you about one week before your next appointment.

Types of Spiders

General Info: A common spider found in North America and many parts of the world. Their excellent eyesight enables them to effectively hunt prey. Most wolf spiders are wanderers that either hunt food over short distances or wait in temporary burrows for prey to pass by. Bites may be painful and itchy, but are not considered dangerous.

  • Length: 3/4″ – 2″
  • Region Found: Worldwide
  • Residential Location: Wolf spiders can be found under and around stones, landscape timbers, firewood, decks, leaf litter, and other locations. They typically do not climb above ground level.
  • Random/Interesting Fact: Females carry egg sacs on their spinnerets. Baby spiders ride on the mother’s back until they are ready to fend for themselves.
  • Identification: They are typically dark brown with variations that help them camouflage into the local habitat.

General Info: Black Widows are the most recognized spiders in North America. They are famous for the red hour-glass, dangerous bites, and sexual cannibalism.

  • Length: 3/4″ – 1 3/8″
  • Region Found: Each state except Alaska has one or more of the Southern Black Widow, Western Black Widow, or Brown Widow.
  • Residential Location: They are commonly found around the perimeter of homes, below waist-level. Black Widows are not known to live indoors under normal circumstances. Carefully check under the bottom lip of siding around the home, under downspout trays, and other objects around a home.
  • Random/Interesting Fact: Approximately 1 in 8 times that a black widow bites a human it injects no venom.
  • Identification: Black Widows are glossy black spiders with large abdomens. They can have a red hourglass, a red line, or even red dots on the bottom or top of the abdomen. If you see any red markings on a black or brown spider, stay away. It could be a Black Widow or Brown Widow (a close and highly venomous cousin). Webs of Black Widow spiders are “chaotic”. They have no pattern. Black Widow silk is incredibly strong. If you are wiping down a spider web and you feel resistance and hear the silk strands tearing, you may have a black widow web.
  • What To Do If Bitten: Clean the bite with soap and water.. Apply ice to the bite 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off. Seek medical attention where they can provide an anti-venom. Video (Symptoms and First Aid).

AKA “Fiddleback Spider”
General Info: Brown Recluse spiders are famous for their dangerous venom that rots skin (necrosis). They like to inhabit dry, undisturbed areas for long periods of time. Fortunately, they are reclusive and rarely bite humans. Most bites occur when someone puts on a glove, shoe, or piece of clothing the spider was living in.

Length: 1/4″ – 1/2″
Region Found: South-Central states from Texas up to Nebraska, East to Kentucky, and South to Georgia.
Residential Location: Sheds, wood piles, closets, chest-of-drawers.
Random/Interesting Fact: These spiders often infest cedar shake roofs and spin irregular webs, which are used as a retreat.
Identification: Brown Recluse spiders have a marking that resembles a violin or fiddle, hence the name “fiddleback spiders”.
What To Do If Bitten: Periodically apply ice to the bite and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen. If someone can safely catch the spider, this will help medical professionals confirm the appropriate anti-venom.
Symptoms of Brown Recluse Bite: Many people do not report feeling the initial bite, but it is followed by minor pain and itchiness, potentially accompanied by fever and chills. If an open sore develops 5-8 days later, you should absolutely seek medical help if you haven’t already. The open sores frequently last several months and may require surgery if medical help is not sought early-on after the bite.

Programs & Pricing Options


Guaranteed control of pests including common ants, spiders, wasps, roaches, & mice.


Initial treatment followed by yearly monitoring from our trustworthy team.


Quote can be estimated in 2 min over the form or through our contact form.

Understanding Our General Pest Control

Say goodbye to a line of dead bugs on your front porch. We go beyond typical pest control by spreading granules in the yard to provide an additional barrier. Our products do not harm the lawn, yet they effectively prevent pests from reaching your home.

We carefully apply the best products on the market in a way that seals the tiny insect entry points around the walls and foundation.

Rather than spraying all of the floors and walls like some companies, we target pests where they hide. You will not need to leave the room.

For mice and a few other pests, excluding access to the home is always the preferred option. We will work with you to identify and fix pest entry points. For example, a little steel wool or caulking in the right crevice can go a long way.

Many pests prefer safe harbor in moist, dark voids. If wet-wall pest activity is suspected, we will make an application in a safe manner inside the walls through existing holes around accessible plumbing.

With advanced IPM, we do not need to lay a product down on every inch of your property to control the pests. If you need us to fix an ant hill in the back yard, some spiders on the kids play-place, or something of that nature, we will gladly perform a spot treatment at no charge on your next recurring visit.

At the conclusion of each service visit, your technician will provide you with a statement of the work performed and offer insightful tips you can apply to reduce future pest activity.

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We are confident that your technicians have the knowledge and experience to solve your pest problems.

Our expertly trained pest control team members strive for 100% satisfaction. We make sure that the treatments we deliver are based on your personal needs and concerns in order for you to enjoy a pest-free home year-round. Our state-of-the-art pest control tools and top-notch customer service will help alleviate almost any pest concerns you may have. So go ahead, give us a call for a free quote and see why Insight Pest Solutions is the preferred pest control company in your area.

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