Pest of the Month: Spiders

Few pests induce as much panic as spiders. It has been said that as many as 50% of women have arachnophobia, an intense fear of spiders; although, of the 40,000 different species of spiders, most are harmless to humans.

Spiders are most likely to enter homes through small openings around windows and doors. They will also occasionally make it indoors by being carried inside on items previously stored outside. Homeowners can be proactive in preventing these bothersome pests by practicing the following:

  • Seal cracks and openings around windows, doors, and in basements
  • Keep the porch/patio lights off when possible
  • If you have a wood pile, store it several feet away from your home


Spiders are classified as arachnids, not insects. They are categorized as such because they have 8 legs and do not have antennas. At Anti-Pest, we offer pest control for a variety of arachnids, including spiders, ticks, and scorpions.

If you are concerned about spiders or other pests in your home, Anti-Pest can help! We will be happy to send a technician to your home to provide you with a free inspection; from there, they will advise you of the best plan of action and provide you with a quote for services they recommend.

Anti-Pest’s every-other-month INTERCEPT service is guaranteed! If you have an issue with a pest between your regularly scheduled services, we will send your technician to treat your home free of charge – the same day in most cases.

Call us at 221-6181 to schedule a free inspection & quote!