We’re looking for more heroes at Clegg’s Pest Control. Do you think you have what it takes? Get a $1,000 sign-on bonus to start your new career.

To View All Available Job Listings Click Here →

Have questions about spiders? Namely, how to get them out of your house because they’re terrifying? You’re definitely not alone. That’s why our pest control heroes took some time to answer common customer questions about spiders, like how to get rid of them! View the table of contents below to find the answer to your specific question or just learn more about these pests.

The following content was provided by Rodney Brooks, one of our Clegg’s pest control heroes and a spider extermination expert here at Clegg’s. Rodney has experience dealing with spider infestations across North Carolina. Some relevant links have been added to audio transcripts below to provide resources or link to additional information.

 

Table of Contents: Spiders

Click on a question below to be taken directly to that answer and content.

  1. Why do I have so many spiders in my house?
  2. What happens during a spider inspection?
  3. Can spiders come back after treatment?
  4. What can I do to keep spiders away from my house?
  5. Where do spiders go in the winter?
  6. What kills spiders?
  7. If I clean spider webs will it get rid of spiders?
  8. Why are there giant spiderwebs in my trees?
  9. How can I keep spiders off of the outside of my house?

Need help with a spider infestation? Contact us through the form below or give us a call to schedule your FREE initial inspection. Otherwise, continue reading below to learn more about spiders!

 

Why do I have so many spiders in my house?

 

Spiders, whenever you all start having a problem, most of the time it’s coming from a food source. Spiders usually don’t hang out if there’s not a food source for them to be around. Usually if you control the food source then you can control the problem with spiders. Next will be hard woods. If you have woodpiles, leaves, boxes, places that hasn’t been cleaned in a while, you will normally have spiders harboring in those areas.

 

What happens during a spider inspection?

 

So during a spider inspection, we typically will look for those harvest areas and/or food sources that they may be eating in order to control the situation. So we will actually look for any kind of overgrown landscape, piles of boxes, woodpiles, attics, crawl spaces is a good place for them, rocks, any landscape around the property, as well.

 

Can spiders come back after treatment?

 

So spiders can come back after treatment. Again, it boils down to how well the house is being taken care of and also the food source. They may or may not return, but they can come back.

 

What can I do to keep spiders out?

 

You can keep spiders away a lot of times if you do a lot of cleaning, vacuuming in areas that have hardwoods, like webs that they’re in. Exclusion, you can keep them away by filling up cracks, voids that they may be hiding at. Removing woodpiles. All those things can keep them away from your house a lot of times. Yep, eliminate the food source, seal the cracks, do exclusion work, and clean those voids up.

 

Where do spiders go in winter?

 

So spiders, what they do is they go to a slow state called diapause, where they go and they’ll hide up under the leaves or blocks of wood, boxes stored away. Any warmer spot that they can get to, they can over winter in those areas until weather gets right and they come back out. They can die but most spiders, it would take negative five degrees Celsius to kill spiders. They’re cold-blooded insects.

 

What kills spiders?

 

You can kill spiders. Normally when you kill spiders, it’s because of direct contact, is actually the best way to eliminate them. And also, de-webbing. By de-webbing the houses, around the houses. And if we find a spider, we’ll try to direct contact and kill, but those are the best ways two really get rid of spiders. And we typically use a residual to deter any kind of food source that may come at that area, as well.

 

If I get rid of spider webs will the spiders go away?

 

Well, if we take down the spiderwebs, a lot of times that you’re moving that webbing where they’re at, and you can most of the time see them in their area so you do have direct contact and kill the spiders at that time. And that will also help a lot of times controlling them and killing them.

 

Why are there giant spiderwebs in my trees?

 

So normally, sometimes people think they’re spider webs, but it could be fall webworms or eastern tent caterpillars. A lot of times they’re out there. But if there are in fact, some webs in smaller cases, it’s just because there’s a high food source there and they’re covering and waiting and hiding. You go on top or underneath the webbing, the food source will come. Most of the time, they’re actually bagworms or like I said, eastern tent caterpillars, or some kind of fall webworm. I would definitely, as far as how to keep spiders away, again the best thing I can tell people is to vacuum, clean, find the cracks or holes that they’re coming in and exclude them. Fill the holes in, the cracks. And with us eliminating the food source, that normally takes care of the spiders.

 

How can I keep spiders off of the outside of my home?

 

Yeah. Normally, typically that happens because they have a lot of insects at night. When you have a light on at night, they gather around the lights at night, and then you have the spiders come around that food source. Again, it’s all about the food source most of the time with spiders. If you try to cut down on those, most of you use yellow lights or dim lights around those parts at night to cut down on the insect population.

 

Have more questions about spiders, or suffering from an infestation? Schedule your FREE initial inspection with our Clegg’s Pest Control team!

 

Savings Opportunities

$49 OFF

Initial General Pest Control Service

Residential and new customers only. Must sign up for pest control maintenance plan. Must be 18 or older to redeem. Some restrictions may apply and cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one per household. Call your local branch for more details.

$100 OFF

Initial Moisture Control Services

One coupon per customer. Some restrictions may apply and cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one per household. Applies to initial moisture services only. No Cash Value. Must be 18 or older to redeem.

Ready for a Free Inspection?

Clegg's Locations

Asheville
276-B Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
Charlotte
1520 Industrial Center Cir.
Charlotte, NC 28213
Clinton
205 Wall St.
Clinton, NC 28328
Durham
2401 Reichard St.
Durham, NC 27705
Fayetteville
500 S. Eastern Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Greenville
864 Rivit St.
Greenville, NC 27834
Kernersville
740 Indeneer Dr.
Kernersville, NC 27284
Morehead City
2700 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
New Bern
218 Kale Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562
Raleigh
3751 Bastion Ln.
Raleigh, NC 27604
Smithfield
1520 S. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Southport
4075 Old Bridge Rd. SE
Southport, NC 28461
Wilmington
3417 Enterprise Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405

Current Promotions

$49 OFF

Initial General Pest Control Service

Residential and new customers only. Must sign up for pest control maintenance plan. Must be 18 or older to redeem. Some restrictions may apply and cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one per household. Call your local branch for more details.

$100 OFF

New Initial Termite Services

One coupon per customer. Some restrictions may apply and cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one per household. Applies to new initial termite services only. Does not include termite reports for closings or termite pretreatment services. No cash value. Must be 18 or older to redeem

15% OFF

Initial Bed Bug Control Services

Residential and New Customers Only. Call your local branch for details! Excludes Bedding Encasements. Some restrictions may apply and cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one per household.

15% OFF

Clegg's Military Discount

Are you a current or former member of our nation’s military? We would like to show our thanks and appreciation for your service in the form of a special discount on Clegg’s Pest Control services.

$100 OFF

Initial Moisture Control Services

One coupon per customer. Some restrictions may apply and cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one per household. Applies to initial moisture services only. No Cash Value. Must be 18 or older to redeem.

All Locations

Click on a location below to learn more about services, solutions, and pests in your area.

276-B Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
1520 Industrial Center Cir.
Charlotte, NC 28213
205 Wall St.
Clinton, NC 28328
2401 Reichard St.
Durham, NC 27705
500 S. Eastern Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
864 Rivit St.
Greenville, NC 27834
740 Indeneer Dr.
Kernersville, NC 27284
2700 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
218 Kale Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562
3751 Bastion Ln.
Raleigh, NC 27604
1520 S. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
4075 Old Bridge Rd. SE
Southport, NC 28461
3417 Enterprise Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405

Get Your Free Estimate Today!

We would love to talk with you about your pest problems. Whatever your needs we’re ready to help. Fill out the simple form below and we will be in touch soon.