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Why Do I Have Spiders In My Mount Laurel Home?

Posted by: Cooper Pest

Spiders are attracted to areas that are damp or dark, such as basements or gutters, but you can still find them in dry, warm areas of your home.

How did I get spiders in my home?

Spiders will enter homes through small spaces such as the cracks and crevices around the foundation. If you happen to live in a wooded area or have a garden near the base of your foundation, you can be more prone to having spider activity in your home since spiders are more prevalent in those types of environments. 

More common ways spiders enter homes by entering through poorly screened windows and doors or cracks and gaps around door or window frames and poorly sealed utility entry points. Another common way spiders enter a home is by hitchhiking on boxes, outdoor items as well as other numerous items that are brought inside of a home from the outdoors.


What kind of spiders are in Mount Laurel?

Some species are “web spinners” that spin silk webs and wait in their web for prey to come. Other spiders are “active hunters,” meaning that they move around and seek out prey on their own. Below are some examples of the most common spiders our clients call in about year round for pest control in Burlington County.

Web spinners

Cobweb Spiders

Cobweb Spider In House


Orb Weaver Spiders

araneus-diadematus cross orbweaver www.spiders.us.jpg

Photo Credit: www.spiders.us


Cellar Spiders

Cellar Spider In Mount Laurel


Funnel Web Spiders

Funnel Web Spider Mt. Laurel NJ

Photo Credit: https://wiki.bugwood.org


Active hunters

Wolf Spiders

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If you believe that you have wolf spiders, read our blog post about residential wolf spider infestations here.


Jumping Spiders

Jumping Spider Burlington County


Nursury Web Spiders

Nursury Web Spider Burlington County NJ

Photo Credit: wikipedia


Are spiders dangerous?

Most spiders that are found in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are not dangerous. In fact, spider eat smaller insects which makes them beneficial for natural pest control. The biggest concern for spiders in residential homes is their presence. Depending on your tolerance, spiders may or may not necessarily be a problem for you.

Spiders are not social insects, so they do not have the instinct to gather in large numbers. If you find a spider in your home, it’s likely that they are living alone. In many species, the mature male often wanders about in search of a mate. Some species of spiders may live for years, but most spiders only survive for one season.

Black widow spider and brown recluse spider

Nothing is more elusive and mysteriously creepy than then black widow and brown recluse spiders. When we think about spiders our minds immediately go to the worst case scenario: a spider bite or exposure to their poisonous venom. The good news is the brown recluse spider is not common or likely if you live in New Jersey or Pennsylvania.

Dr. Larry Corpus of Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania explains the differences between black widow and brown recluse spiders.

Brown recluse spiders are not native to New Jersey or Pennsylvania. That’s not to say that you will never find one hiding in your home. They are more common in the mid-west as opposed our region. If you receive a package with a brown recluse spider inside and it travels into your basement, it can still live and thrive. Their bites can lead to muscle spasms and other adverse effects, but that’s if this unlikely scenario were to happen. Black widow spiders can be found in the Burlington County region in residential homes. Prompt spider removal in Mount Laurel is needed if you encounter one of these eerie arachnids.


How do exterminators in Mt. Laurel get rid of spiders?

Although there are several different types of common household spiders, most enter your home within the same cracks and crevices and therefore can be treated in the same way. Cooper's spider remediation plan includes knocking down visible webs and treating the exterior of your home to prevent future spiders from entering. This service can be rendered as a one-time treatment or as part of a yearly program. Spider control Mt. Laurel can be achieved with Cooper’s treatment plans.


There are several preventative steps that you can take to protect your home against spider invasions.

  • Install tight-fitting screens on windows and doors; also install weather stripping and door sweeps.
  • Seal or caulk cracks and crevices where spiders can enter the house.
  • Equip vents in soffits, foundations, and roof gables with tight-fitting screens.
  • Install yellow or sodium vapor light bulbs outdoors since these attract fewer insects for spiders to feed upon.
  • Many web-making spiders set up residence near lights that remain on at night. Locate such lights away from the house or turn them off when not needed.
  • Tape the edges of cardboard boxes to prevent spider entry.
  • Use plastic bags (sealed) to store loose items in the garage, basement, and attic.


How can I choose the best pest control in Mount Laurel?

One-Time Spider Service

If you are currently experiencing a spider problem in your home, our One-Time Spider Control Program can control and eliminate spider activity. One of our state-certified technicians will visit your home and treat the spiders indoors. This spider service in Burlington County provides coverage for 90 days. If you see additional spiders within the 90 day period, one quick call to our customer service department will result in fast technician dispatch to remediate the problem. The One-Time Spider Control Program does not provide any coverage or preventative maintenance after the 90 day period.


Home Traditional Program

The Home Traditional Plan is ideal for clients who have several pests in their home such as centipedes, spiders, crickets, earwigs, and pill bugs. This plan provides year-round pest management with quarterly visits by our state certified technicians. If you find that you are seeing pest activity at any time during the year, you can call Cooper for unlimited, fast technician dispatch.


Home Intensive Program

The Intensive Service Plan is designed to provide preventive pest and rodent control for your home, year round. This is our most popular service for homeowners and also provides coverage from spider activity. The service plan includes four preventive services per year. Each service is unique and will be accompanied by a detailed 30-point inspection report with detailed findings as well as providing you with important recommendations for your home. Each year you will receive three exterior maintenance services (March – November) and one interior service (December – February). The winter service will focus on the interior of the structure and is geared towards rodents and other pests that may live within the structure.


If you are wondering “Where can I find the best exterminator near me?” you aren’t alone. The choice is simple. Cooper Pest Solutions can get rid of spiders in Burlington County homes quickly and efficiently. Simply give us a call at 1-800-949-2667 or fill out the contact form on this page to get started.


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