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Spiders are pests that most people aren't comfortable finding inside their homes. Though most are harmless, they are unpleasant to find hiding in the dark corners of your house or see scurrying across its surfaces. It is also essential to understand that spiders are predators and live where their insect prey lives. Therefore if you see large numbers of spiders in or around your home, there is likely a widespread pest problem that you need to address.

While the spider's creepy appearance tends to give them a bad rap, the truth is they are quite helpful. Spiders feed on and help to control the number of nuisance and dangerous insects. Most spiders in Tennessee are harmless spiders, such as the wolf spider. They have venom only potent enough to harm their prey, not people. Unfortunately, Tennessee is home to dangerous spiders like the black widow and brown recluse. If bitten by one of these spiders, they do have venom potent enough to cause health problems in people. For help identifying and controlling spiders on your property, don't hesitate to contact us today!

Spider Prevention Tips: As you spot spider webs remove them; this annoys spiders. Maintain your yard and keep the grass cut short and vegetation cut back from your house. Eliminate common entry points by replacing damaged screens, ensuring weatherstripping and door sweeps are intact, and caulking cracks in your home's exterior. Remove areas of standing water from your property that provide a water source for spiders and attract insect prey to your property.