Spring is the time of year when all different types of insects become more plentiful and active. For a pest like the spider who feeds on these insects, this time of year means that they have hit the jackpot. For homeowners, the increase in spring pests also means a significant increase in the number of spiders in their New Jersey homes. Spiders generally live and feed outdoors but will make their way inside to seek shelter and search for food. So it is logical to conclude that if you are having problems with insects in your home that it won’t be long till you can add spiders to that list as well.


Spiders are elusive pests that hide in the dark corners of closets, basements, attics, and underneath furniture, porches and decks. Spiders often startle homeowners because they are so hard to spot until you are right there, eye to eye with your creepy house guest. Once inside your home, spiders can be difficult to find and eliminate. They will increase your housework by creating and abandoning spider webs throughout your home as they try to catch their next meal.


There is no doubt to most people that spiders are a nuisance and creepy, but are there dangerous and poisonous spiders living in NJ that we need to worry about? The good news is that most of the spiders that you are likely to come into contact with in New Jersey are common house spiders and are harmless. The bad news is that there are two types of poisonous species found in NJ, the black widow and brown recluse spider. While coming into contact with poisonous spiders is very rare, it can happen and it is something you should be aware of.


As a homeowner there are some things you can do around your home and property this spring to help reduce the spider population. Some spider prevention tips from the experts at ChemTec include:


• Trim back and reduce the amount of vegetation that is located near the exterior of your home. Spiders like to hide in bushes and trees and then use their branches to gain easy access to your home.


• Caulk gaps found around windows and doors. Make sure that screens are completely intact.


• Seal cracks in your homes’ foundation and siding. Seal areas around dryer vents and electrical openings.


• Keep clutter in storage areas like attics, closets and basements to a minimum. This will give spiders less area to hide in.


• Have a pest control plan in place to eliminate and prevent spiders and other types of insects from invading your home this spring.


For more information or help with spider control in your New Jersey home this spring contact the professionals at ChemTec Pest Control. We can provide you with home pest control services that will treat for and prevent against spiders and other pest this spring and throughout the rest of the year! Click here to learn more about our home pest control services!