Our experts know how to solve your pest problems. Select from the categories below for information on how to get rid of pests, tips on prevention and more.


How can I prevent spiders from entering my home?

Take the following steps to minimize spiders in your home:

  • Seal all cracks around windows and doorframes and around light fixtures, vents and ceiling fans.

  • Seal all openings around pipes under the sink and behind appliances.

  • Place sticky traps designed for cockroaches out of reach from children and pets, near doorways (along walls under and behind furniture and appliances).

  • Regularly remove webs and spiders via vacuuming.

For added peace of mind, you can also contact a Terminix specialist to evaluate your property for signs of spiders. This is the best way to eliminate spider problems.

What is the best way to handle a brown recluse spider infestation?

Brown recluse spiders are one of the most difficult pests to eliminate, and therefore require an experienced professional. When hiring a pest control company, ask them for references of customers with whom they successfully assisted in controlling this spider. Treatments must be quite extensive throughout your home and may take several hours to complete.

How do I get rid of cellar spiders?

Cellar spiders are thin, pale-colored spiders with extremely long legs that are typically found hanging upside down in large webs. They are best controlled by regular removal using a vacuum or brush.

Consult a professional pest control company, like Terminix, for a treatment plan that will solve your spider problem.