Why Are There So Many Spiders In My Garage?

Have you ever seen spiders in your garage or attic? If you live in Arizona, you probably have. In fact, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Arizona has the highest rate of spider infestation in the country. Fortunately, most house spiders aren’t harmful, so you don’t have to worry about venomous bites.

However, some species contain venomous bites, such as the black widow and brown recluse. The good news is that you can always contact a Glendale pest control technician to get rid of them and make your home a safe place.

Garages and yards are some of the spiders’ favorite places, and there are many good reasons why. Keep reading below to learn more.

A spider invading a garage in Arizona

Why Do Spiders Go To My Garage?

The biggest draw is food and dark, guarded areas. If your garage is full of mosquitoes and flies, spiders will almost certainly visit for dinner because they enjoy flying insects.

Additionally, dampness is quite soothing to these bugs. You might need to use a dehumidifier in your garage if you have a pest issue.

Spiders can enter your garage through windows, doors, and other openings. They might infiltrate your garden or driveway by climbing up the walls.

The Most Common House Spiders

Although there are countless varieties of spiders, the ones that typically enter your home are harmless. However, some of them have the potential to be venomous, so you should be cautious.

These are some of the most common house spiders:

  • American House Spider: This spider builds its webs in basements and enclosed areas. They can be gray with brown patches or brownish-tan. They have the potential to reach coin-sized sizes. Despite being very harmless, they create ugly webs. Call a Gilbert pest control technician if you want to get rid of them.
  • Brown Recluse: Brown recluse spiders live in dark crawl places and may even hide among your clothing. They enter your house using boxes and bags from the grocery store, among other methods. These oval-shaped brown or gray spiders can reach a maximum size of about a third of an inch. They possess three sets of eyes. Their venomous bite can result in rashes, fever, and other adverse reactions. If they bite you, you need to see a doctor right away.
  • Long-Bodied Cellar Spiders: Daddy longlegs is a common name for long-bodied cellar spiders. They have small, rounded bodies with a gray or brownish-beige hue. They are not poisonous, which is good news for most homes.
  • Jumping Spiders: During the day, jumping spiders hunt for victims. They could be black, brown, or even gray. They have dense hair and are quite small—mostly an inch long. They are not venomous, though their bite may cause a little discomfort. Some people might react allergically to their bite.
  • Sac Spiders: These small spiders with yellow-beige bodies don’t make webs. They have eight eyes and look intimidating, but they are not venomous. Nonetheless, you can still call a Queen Creek pest control technician to get rid of them because their bite can cause allergic reactions and swelling.
  • Wolf Spiders: Wolf spiders are probably the most prevalent spiders in your garage. They are roughly one inch long and are popular for their brown or black body with hairy legs. They aren’t dangerous, although you might need to visit the doctor because their bites can trigger allergic reactions
  • Hobo Spiders: Hobo spiders are brownish-tan spiders with oblong bodies that spin funnel-shaped webs. Generally speaking, they’re not dangerous, but their bite can sting just a little.

How To Keep Spiders Away From Your Garage

You can keep your garage free of spiders and their various webs using many techniques, from basic methods to toxic remedies. These suggestions will teach you how to get rid of spiders without much effort:

Squash Them

The simplest and fastest approach to get rid of a wandering spider is to just step on it with your foot. However, we still recommend any of the other techniques below if there are too many spiders.

Keep Your Items Sealed

Open cabinets and cardboard boxes are perfect places for spiders to make their homes. Before calling the Chandler pest control technician, you should first ensure that all the boxes in your garage are well closed. Keep boxes on higher shelves, from your toolbox to old books, to make it tougher for spiders to access them and hide.

Keep Your Garage Sealed As Well

You need to seal your garage just as you keep everything else well packed and protected. Spiders can enter the room through cracks and other small openings in the ceiling and walls. You can prevent them from entering by covering up any gaps.

Clean Your Garage

You most likely wash your dishes every day (at least you should). Similarly, you should clean your garage daily. Spiders adore dusty areas since that’s where they build their webs and get all the juicy, tasty creatures to eat.

Contact a Trusted Phoenix Pest Control Technician

Lastly, but not least important, always contact a pest control company to get rid of spiders in the best way possible. Varsity Termite & Pest Control offers a high-quality pest service to ensure your house is completely free of spiders. Contact us now to request a quote and get started!

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Varsity Termite and Pest Control – Gary Dobert
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