Spiders Be Gone: A Guide To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Las Vegas Home


Many folks call Las Vegas "The Entertainment Capital of the World." While some might think this city is nothing but glitz and glamour, it does have some beautiful neighborhoods that keep you close to the action but far enough away to enjoy quiet living. Whether you favor apartment living in the heart of this bustling city or a cozy neighborhood home, you will undoubtedly run into some spiders that could necessitate the need for pest control services in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Types of Spiders: A Guide To The Most Common Spiders

Las Vegas has many spiders, most of which stay outdoors and help with insect control. Others that get into buildings (called house spiders) are typically more of a nuisance than anything else, but a few can create problems within homes; therefore, learning how to identify which home-invading spiders need particular caution is vital.

Black widows are perhaps the most concerning spiders to infiltrate your home. These reasonably large spiders measure 1 1/2 to 1 3/8 inches long. They have black, shiny bodies and rounded bellies with a distinctive red hourglass mark. (Males are sometimes brown with orange or yellow hourglasses.) These spiders pack a powerful punch when they sink their fangs into your skin.

While wolf spiders might prefer to live outdoors, they sometimes get trapped indoors. When someone in your home comes across one of these big boys, they can be frightened. Wolf spiders measure between 1/2 and 2 inches long. They have brown, hairy bodies, sometimes with light-yellow markings or stripes. Bites from these spiders can be extremely painful.

Yellow sac spiders have delicate oblong bodies that grow up to 2/5 of an inch; generally, their colorations are pale yellow to beige. Their bites are often painless initially, gradually growing painful over time.

Typically, spiders would rather avoid people than engage in a confrontation, but they will strike when trapped against your skin or if they feel threatened. Homeowners can eliminate the possibility of spider encounters when they partner with a pest control company like Anver Pest Control. 

Spider Bite Symptoms: Warning Signs To Watch For

Spiders carry venom in their fangs, but the good news is that most bites won't penetrate your skin. The ones that do typically result in redness around the bite site, swelling, and possibly some itchiness and burning. General reactions usually resolve themselves in a few days. Occasionally, some bites can progress beyond typical symptoms, so it's important to recognize warning signs of a more severe reaction.

Symptoms that should set off warning bells include:

  • Cramping or muscle pain
  • Blisters that turn reddish/purple or have streaks extending from them
  • Fever, chills, or increased sweating
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty sleeping or breathing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Elevated blood pressure

Some spiders in Las Vegas can inflict bites that can lead to alarming symptoms, so having a trusted pest professional like Anver Pest Control is essential. We can respond quickly to spider infestations and remove hazardous spiders from homes.

Spider-Proofing: Tips For Preventing Spiders In The Home

Keeping spiders away from homes may seem impossible, but it's not. Homeowners who utilize some simple spider-proofing tips can do much to keep spiders outdoors where they belong.

Five spider-proofing tips that can help prevent spiders in homes include:

  1. Seal cracks and gaps around your house, especially in foundations.
  2. Minimize clutter indoors and keep yard debris at least 20 feet from your home.
  3. Keep shrubs and bushes close to your house trimmed.
  4. Seal around windows and doors and keep screens in good repair.
  5. Address excess insect issues in your house.

Every homeowner can use spider-proofing suggestions to help keep spiders from getting comfortable inside their house. Still, some extra help from pest professionals like those here at Anver Pest Control can be helpful.

Professional Pest Control: A Great Spider Control Solutions

The best way to control venomous spiders is with professional pest control solutions from Anver Pest Control. Unlike most corporate companies, we treat our customers like family while providing exceptional general or specialized pest control services. We offer eco-friendly, emergency, and same-day services (Monday through Friday) to address your pest concerns. Call Anver Pest Control today for help with spiders and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Las Vegas.