Should you call an exterminator for spiders?

Should you call an exterminator for spiders?

Spiders are one of the most common household pests. They’re small, they’re fast, and they can cause a lot of damage. But is it really necessary to call an exterminator to get rid of them? The answer, unfortunately, is no. Unless you have a severe infestation, you can usually take care of spiders yourself. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to handle spiders in your home without calling an exterminator.

What to do if you see spiders

If you’re seeing spiders in your home, the first thing to do is assess the situation. If you think there’s a problem, call your exterminator. Otherwise, follow these tips to keep spiders out of your home:

– Keep clutter and areas that are frequently walked on clean and free of food and water sources for spiders.
– Seal cracks around windows and doors with caulk or sealant.
– Sweep and vacuum regularly.
– Use a bug spray labeled for spiders if they’re causing problems.

What spiders can and cannot do

There are many misconceptions about spiders, which can lead to people calling an exterminator for spiders when they don’t need to. Here are the facts about spiders:

-Spiders cannot jump high enough to reach the ceiling or windows.

-They cannot walk on walls or ceilings.

-They cannot climb up smooth surfaces. 

-Spiders do not build webs to trap prey; they spin Webs of silk to capture small prey, such as insects and other spiders.

-Spiders can survive outside of their Webs for a short amount of time, but they will eventually lose their legs and die.

-Most spiders are afraid of humans and will run away if they encounter them.

-Only a few spiders, such as the black widow, are dangerous to humans.

-Exterminating spiders is not necessary, and can actually cause more problems than it solves.

-If you do see a spider, simply leave it alone and it will likely move on.

How to get rid of spiders

If you are experiencing an infestation of spiders, the first thing you should do is identify what kind of spider it is. Most spiders can be identified by their appearance and behavior. If you are unsure of the type of spider that is living in your home, you can call a professional exterminator to help get rid of them.

To remove spiders from your home yourself, there are a few things that you can do. One method is to use a vacuum cleaner with a spider capture bag. This will help trap the spider and will allow you to remove it without getting stung.

Another method is to use a boiling water bottle. Fill the bottle half way with water and place it near where you see the spiders. The heat will kill the spiders and they can be removed using a spoon or another container.

If you are unable to get rid of spiders on your own, you can call a professional exterminator. They will have the proper equipment and will be able to get rid of the spiders quickly and safely.


Spiders can be a nuisance, but they are not necessarily the end of the world. If you find spiders in places where they don’t belong, like your home or office, it’s probably best to call an exterminator. However, if you just notice a few spiders around and they aren’t doing any damage, there is no need to get rid of them right away. Just be sure to clean up any messes that they make and monitor the situation over time to see if the spiders become a bigger problem.

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