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How To Keep Tarantulas Away From Your Deming Property

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There are many upsides to living in New Mexico. Having tarantulas trying to invade our homes is not one of them. These arachnids are a big problem in Deming, and regularly break into places they do not belong. Maybe you have found one of these pests inside your living areas in the past. If so, what did you do about it? Regardless of your experience with these furry pests, we are here to help with everything you need to know to keep tarantulas away from your Deming property.

What Are Tarantulas?

The tarantula is known around the world for being the largest arachnid. Despite their large size, however, these common area creatures are quite docile and shy. It isn't uncommon for people to keep them as pets. All of that said, these are not arachnids you want freely roaming around inside your house. These pests crawl around area homes at night and will likely catch you off guard when you take a midnight trip to the bathroom. The only question is, is fright the only problem tarantulas cause?

Are Tarantulas Dangerous?

Although feared by many, tarantulas are not as dangerous as they look. These invasive pests have venom and do bite but are usually not a serious threat to human health. If a tarantula bites you, you'll likely experience a slight to moderate amount of pain around the affected area and see some redness and swelling. If you are allergic to tarantula venom, your reaction might also involve breathing difficulties, low blood pressure due to shock, itchiness, skin rash, swelling around the bite site, lips, or throat, and in severe cases, loss of blood flow to major organs. To find out if you are allergic to these pests or not, consult your local doctor. They will perform the needed tests to help you assess your risk.

How Do Tarantulas Get Into Homes?

Since tarantulas are bigger than other area spiders, they require larger openings to get into homes. These pests will often squeeze in under unprotected doors, through torn window or door screens, or gaps, cracks, and other damaged areas around a home's exterior. If you leave your doors and windows open at night without window and door screens, these pests will be more likely to climb inside.

What Strategies Work To Prevent Tarantulas?

Because tarantulas invade homes to hunt bugs, your best chance to prevent these pests is to use general pest prevention tactics. Here are some great tips and tricks you can start with.

  • Keep your living areas clean and address food messes and drink spills as they occur.

  • Address moisture issues in and around your home.

  • Use a caulking gun to fill in holes and gaps in your home's exterior.

  • Repair damage to window and door screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps.

  • Make sure to seal your trash cans tightly.

  • Keep clutter in and around your home to a minimum

The Benefits Of Hiring A Professional For Your Tarantula Problems.

Although tarantulas are not life-threatening to most people, they are still an unwelcome sight around area homes. Whether you are trying to find a way to get one of these pests out of your house or looking for a long-term solution to keep them away in general, we have your answer here at Snowden Exterminating. We understand pests like tarantulas and have the advanced tools and industrial-grade products needed to keep them out of your home. Give us a call now to schedule an emergency service visit for your home or talk about long-term service options.

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