How to Identify Spiders

Spiders rank right up there among the top human phobias. Though considered a beneficial “bug,” they are still creepy. If you have a spider infestation in your home, you surely want to get rid of them.

Few spiders in the Long Island and New York area are harmful to people. They play an important role in keeping insect populations in check. No spiders in our area have deadly venom, but the bites of some, such as Wolf Spiders, can be extremely painful. Getting rid of spiders and their unsightly webs is a common reason to call in an exterminator.

Wolf Spider
Common House Spider


A large spider population in your structure is a red flag that you probably have other insect problems. Since spiders primarily eat insects, this food source must be prevalent. The chain of other pests that serve as spider food must be eliminated in order to impact your spider infestation. That is why it makes sense to call a professional and get a complete inspection. You will not only get rid of spiders but the insects they feed on and eliminate points of entry and conditions that support infestation.


Spider infestations can be a risk on Long Island, NY, as these pests are attracted to warm, dark areas and can enter homes through small cracks and crevices. If left unchecked, a spider infestation can become a nuisance and pose a number of risks.

Health Risks

Some species of spiders can bite and cause allergic reactions in humans.

Property Damage

Spider infestations can lead to damage to the structure of a home, such as holes in walls or damage to insulation.


Spiders can be a nuisance, especially if they are found in areas where you may come into contact with them.

How WE KNOCK OUT Spiders

Knockout Pest Control is your local expert at knocking out spiders–and we keep them down for the count. Every member of our team receives over 100 hours of classroom instruction and in-the-field training so you are guaranteed a knock out punch to your pest problem every time. We serve all of Long Island, New York City, and Westchester and Rockland Counties. 

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Call 1-800-244-PEST (1-800-244-7378)

We respond like every pest problem is an emergency with fast, 24 hour service seven days a week.

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