What Types of Spiders Live in Chester County?

by May 1, 2023

Spiders live all over Earth and can get into any home if they have a reason to come inside. Food or water most often draw spiders indoors. Every state in the United States has several species of spiders that either trap or hunt other insects for food. There are only two types of spiders in North America that can cause more harm than just a painful bite. The Black Widow and Brown Recluse live in most areas of the country, and Pennsylvania is no exception. Knowing what types of spiders to look out for in Chester County, PA will help you to stay informed about the types of spiders that may be crawling around your home.

Types of spiders

Most spiders do not want to come into contact with you any more that you want to get close to them. While all spiders are technically venomous, only a couple in Pennsylvania are considered harmful to humans, which are: 

  • Southern black widow
  • Brown recluse, also known as the Mediterranean recluse

Other types of spiders that will not send you to the emergency room if you are bitten are:

  • Orb weavers, variety of species found in Pennsylvania
  • Wolf spiders
  • Funnel weavers
  • Jumping spiders

Spiders tend to hide in places that get little to no traffic from larger mammals, but also have plenty of insects skittering around. If you happen to put your hand in a place that is not commonly disturbed, it is possible that you could receive a painful bite even if the spider’s venom is not dangerous to humans. Be sure to shake out any clothing left on the floor or check your shoes before you put your foot inside so that you do not accidentally trap a spider, causing it to bite you.

Treatment for spiders in your home

You can treat spiders yourself if you find several in your home. To eradicate spiders from your property, you can use:

  • Spider traps
  • Insecticides that kill on contact
  • Indoor insecticide barriers
  • Natural repellents like essential oils or cinnamon
  • You could kill spiders on contact by squishing them

But if you notice that there are spider webs appearing soon after you take them down or you are seeing a large number of spiders each day, you may have an infestation. Calling a professional pest control service to eliminate the spiders is an excellent way to get rid of them quickly. Using an eco-friendly pest control company is an even better idea because you won't have to worry about any chemical residue left over in your home.

For residents in Chester County, PA, give ECPC a call today to schedule an inspection of your home. Spiders can be difficult to eradicate if the infestation is well established. Having a pest professional you can trust to keep your home chemical-free can make all the difference in the world. By calling ECPC, you know you will get rid of every last spider quickly and safely.