"Everybody loves a good spider!" is a saying that no one says. Ever. Because, although there certainly are a few good people out there who really do love spiders, the large majority of the population are happy to live without them.
Common Types Of Spiders In St. Louis
There are four types of spiders that you are likely to encounter in your St. Louis home. Those are house spiders, wolf spiders, cellar spiders, and jumping spiders.
House Spiders: These small spiders are less than 6 mm long, with females being a little larger than males. They are brown or gray but some have brown or white spotting on their abdomens.
Wolf Spiders: Wolf spiders typically measure between 10 and 35 mm in length and can be black, gray or brown. The most common species of wolf spider that gets into homes has 2 dark, parallel stripes on its back that run from the head to the top of its abdomen.
Cellar Spiders: These spiders hang out in damp basements. Daddy long legs are often called cellar spiders, although a true daddy long legs is actually a harvestman, which isn't considered a spider at all.
Jumping Spiders: These spiders have thick, hairy bodies and thick legs and are sometimes mistaken for tarantulas. They measure between 3 and 19 mm in length. Jumping spiders are usually black but can also be brown, tan or gray and are able to jump up to 25 times their own height!
The Problem With Spiders
Besides the fact that these are creepy critters that make our skin crawl, they can create other problems and are also an indication of other problems. House spiders create webs that are unsightly and no fun to walk through. Wolf spiders can give even the bravest soul a startle when they appear. Cellar spiders are simply disturbing. And jumping spiders can cause one's heart to stop beating when they jump out from the dark recesses of a cellar! Besides all this, the presence of spiders in your home is an indication that there are lots of other insects present, since spiders feed on other insects.
"Everyone Loves A Spider-Free Home!"
Since spiders feed on insects, one way to get rid of spiders is to get rid of insects in general. The fastest, easiest way to accomplish this feat is to partner with a professional pest control company. The pest experts at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions are standing by to assist you in ridding your home of spiders and all those other insects that lure spiders into your home. Reach out to Rottler today for immediate assistance.