While a small percentage of the spiders are poisonous, REALTOR® Magazine offers helpful information for eliminating the creepy creatures from your home in the article, “A Big Nuisance Entering More Homes This Fall: Spiders.”

Brown Recluse Spider

Vacuuming regularly may be the best way to prevent spiders from taking residence in your house or apartment, though sealing any gaps or cracks in the walls is important as well. Repairing screens and making sure doors and windows close snugly can also help. But insect bombs or exterminators may be needed if venomous spiders such as black widows or brown recluses are discovered. Their bites should not be ignored.

For more information about getting rid of spiders, go to this realtor.com article: “Arachnophobes, Beware! Why Spiders May Take Over Your Home This Fall.”