Charlotte Spider Control

While spiders are often thought of as scary creatures, finding spiders in your home doesn’t necessarily mean what you think. Although some species of spiders can be dangerous, the truly scary part of finding spiders means your home has insects living inside. All spider species are critical to the environment, as a natural insect control. A world with fewer spiders is a world with more garden pests, more yard pests and more in-home pests.

Our Carolina Pest Professionals offer prevention services to assure your Charlotte home is safe, habitable, and free of the insects that attract spiders. Our trained technicians can protect your home and family from the insects that so often precede an invasion of spiders.

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Identify: Finding spiders inside your Charlotte home usually means your house is also home to other insects. Call Carolina Pest to schedule your pest inspection.

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Inspect: Carolina Pest’s skilled technicians will uncover any pest infestation taking over your home, and recommend a customized plan for your home.

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Treatment: While spiders aren’t ideal for your home, they are essential to the environment. Carolina Pest uses eco-friendly pest control to rid your home of spiders.

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Maintenance: To ensure your home is protected from spiders and other insects, we recommend scheduling an annual insect control inspection and treatment.


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How To Identify Spiders

The primary physical distinction between spiders and insects is that the body of an insect consists of three components and six legs, whereas spiders have eight legs and two body sections. Some spider facts:

  • Web spinning is controlled by external components of the abdomen.
  • The front body section supports the spider’s eyes, legs & mouthparts.
  • The arachnid’s abdomen or second section supports life and webbing functions by containing the spider’s digestive, reproductive and respiratory systems.
  • Species is determined by size, color, body markings and the structure and layout of the eyes, typically six or eight.
Spiders often hide in dark spaces within your home such as:
  • Attics
  • Corners of walls
  • Joints in ceilings
  • Closets
  • Stored boxes
  • Showers
  • Inside kitchen and bathroom cabinets
  • Under pillows and cushions
  • Wherever you notice signs of insects

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The Carolina Pest Charlotte Spider Inspection Process

By nature, spiders tend to avoid human contact. While you may find a few spiders wandering throughout your home, it may be difficult to uncover the source of the infestation. During an inspection, our skilled technicians will search for the primary location of the spider infestation, and will uncover any other insect infestations in your Charlotte home. After completing a full inspection, our professional technician will recommend short-term and long-term green pest control treatments


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Charlotte Green Spider Treatment

At Carolina Pest Management, environmentally safe spider control treatment focuses on three primary processes:

Short-term solutions

  • Knock down and remove existing webbing
  • Applied mechanical processes for removing or killing spiders
  • Vacuum baseboards, under beds and in other areas known to harbor spider eggs.

Long-term solutions: Sanitation

  • Advise client on matters that help reduce or eliminate conditions most attractive to insects.
  • Help client identify areas rich in spider food and high moisture.

Long-term solutions: Exclusion

  • Locate and seal entry points suitable for spiders and/or insects
  • Treat for invasive insects
  • Examine crawlspace and schedule treatment as necessary
  • Setup a quarterly treatment program
  • Setup yearly follow-up pest inspections

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Charlotte Spider Control Maintenance

The technicians at Carolina Pest typically recommend that every homeowner schedule an annual full home pest inspection. In some cases, it may be suggested that you have multiple home pest inspections a year.

You may need more frequent spider and insect inspections if:

  • You often bring things in and out of your home such as firewood, flowers, or clothesline laundry
  • There are water leaks and heavy condensation on AC pipes
  • There are broken screen doors and other typical points of insect entry
  • The basement, crawlspace, or garage is used for storage
  • There are tree limbs, plants, or debris around your home

Frequently Asked Questions about Spiders

Are Spiders Considered Dangerous To Human Beings?

According to HUD “termite, insect and rodent control documents,” only two U.S. located species of spider are considered dangerous to humans. However, the generic names do represent multiple different species.

  • Black Widow: Common throughout the U.S., the black widow spider species can go for months without eating. Females tend to remain near the web. Males tend to roam. Although slightly venomous at birth, adult males are not harmful to humans. Not all species of female black widows can be identified by distinctive underside hourglass type markings. Most human widow bites occur shortly after the stress of female egg laying.
  • Brown Recluse: Assumed to consist of seven types of spiders, the brown recluse species can be spotted throughout most of the United States. Typically an outdoor species, recluses sometimes end up inside due to human movement of clothing, luggage, and other such mobile items. Medium in size, the brown recluse species is quick, highly dependent on access to moisture, and typically identified by a dark violin-shaped marking on the back of the cephalothorax.

How Can I Avoid Spider Bites?

The best ways to prevent getting spider bites is by using caution in areas often inhabited by spiders. You should wear gloves when handling firewood and old boxes, working in old buildings, or working in dark areas such as basements, attics, and sheds.

How do I get rid of wolf spiders?

If you find a wolf spider in your home, we recommend setting sticky traps to catch the spider. If you find multiple wolf spiders in your home, the best way to get rid them is to call and schedule a pest management professional to come out and identify the best treatment for your home. At Carolina Pest our technicians can quickly remove wolf spiders using a green pest control treatment.

What’s the difference between a wandering spider and a web-building spider?

The term “Wandering” defines an active predatory species of spider that chases down or ambushes prey. However, wandering spiders do craft silken dens as a place for eggs, ambush and retreat. The term “Web-building” refers to spiders that use webs as a means of capturing prey. Some web-builders live on or near the ground. Others build webs designed to capture aerial prey. Most web-builders tend to stay within their webs.


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