How to Get Rid of Spiders in Kennewick

The WA Tri-Cities area is not known for having a high population of large and threatening spiders, but that doesn't mean there aren't any. There are quite a few of them up here, and they might end up in your home. Some of the spiders in your Kennewick home are short-term visitors, while others are accidentally trapped inside.

There are many types of spiders, and while they may not all be dangerous, you probably don't want to live with them or among them. Most types of spiders are venomous to an extent; they use poison to incapacitate their prey. The concern is whether a spider is toxic enough to present a risk to humans and pets. That's why you need to get rid of spiders in your Kennewick, WA home.

Spider Species in Kennewick

Jumping Spider

There over 300 species of jumping spiders in North America. Incredibly fast and agile, they use their hind legs to jump around when chasing prey, hence the name. They have four pairs of eyes, the most forward pair being the largest, the better to see you with! Some are brightly colored with metallic-colored parts, and others are neutral colored to blend in their natural surroundings. You'll find these small spiders on windowsills, screens, ceilings and exterior walls.

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Funnel Weaver Spider

Deriving their name from the distinctive funnel-shaped webs they weave, funnel weaver spiders are prevalent in Kennewick and the larger Tri-Cities area. Also known as grass spiders or house spiders, they may venture into your home in search of prey or mates. You are likely to find their webs in window wells, corners of walls, or under furniture. These spiders prey on household insect pests, but most people prefer that they stay outside in the garden where they help to keep bugs away from the flowers and vegetables.

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Yellow Sac Spider

The yellow sac spider is one of the most common spiders in the Tri-Cities area. Yellow sac spiders prefer the outdoors, but they sometimes find a way into your warm home during winter. You might find these small yellow, white or greenish spiders traveling along your walls or ceiling. Note: they don't build webs; they make little silk-like sacs which you might spy in a corner, under a shelf, behind pictures or on windowsills. Yellow sac spiders are known to bite if, for instance, they get trapped between a person's skin and an object, like clothing or furniture.

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Black Widow Spider

Black widow spiders can be found in parts of Eastern Washington, such as the Tri-Cities area. They prefer to live in the outdoors but will often get into homes. Black widows are easily identified by their round black bodies, long legs and distinctive red hourglass shape on their underside. Their bites can be severe, but they are not necessarily life-threatening. Nonetheless, nobody wants to play Russian Roulette with a black widow spider.

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Spider Bites

Symptoms of a spider bite include the following:

Black widow spider bites pose a significant health risk for young children, seniors, and people with high blood pressure or compromised immune systems.

Treatment for Spider Bites

Most spider bites are a minor irritant that can be calmed by:

To be safe, seek immediate medical attention for any suspected black widow spider bites, or when experiencing allergic reactions such as chest pain, difficulty breathing or swallowing, lightheadedness, fainting, abdominal pain, vomiting, rash, or facial swelling.

How to Prevent Spiders

There are many types of spiders living among us here in Kennewick, WA. While most of them are harmless, no one wants to live in a home with spiders. Here are a few tips to prevent a spider infestation in your home.

  • declutter and get rid of trash
  • clean frequently, especially behind furniture and appliances
  • dust and vacuum dark areas and corners
  • keep the dark areas of your home well lit
  • seal points of entry in walls and foundation

Contact Croach® to help you get rid of common spiders in your Kennewick, WA home. Croach® technicians use safe, affordable, and eco-friendly techniques to keep these arachnids away from you, your home, and your family.

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