Columbus Spider Control

Effective Solutions for All Types of Spiders in Central Ohio

Spiders are common household pests that can be bothersome and even frightening. While some spiders are venomous, most spiders are not, and the majority of spiders are helpful to humans. For example, the common house spider is often found in bathrooms and kitchens, but it eats other household pests like flies, mosquitoes, and moths. Another spider that is often found in homes is the jumping spider, which eats other spiders and insects.

While spiders are beneficial, they are also known to bite people and may cause serious health problems. For this reason, it is important to hire a professional to handle your spider problem. At 1st Response Pest Management, we offer Columbus spider control services to safely and effectively eliminate spiders and their webs.

Hear It From Our Happy Customers!

    Ron is AWESOME! I had a national pest extermination company for several years and nothing was getting accomplished. I have seen a significant decrease in the last several months that I started with 1st Response. Ron is very committed to getting the problem fixed and is very knowledgeable and a great guy! He knows his pests! :) Everyone at 1st Response is kind, courteous, and goes the extra yard!

    Tina M.

    Company was very responsive to the needs that I had. My daughters room had hornets coming thru her ceiling. First response was the best response. They came right away after my internet message. Fixed the problem and offered a great service for other rodents around my house. Monthly service is a great deal. These guys know customer service and they know pest control. If you are thinking about a company that cares….this is it. Make first response your first response if you are in need of help.

    Matthew P.

    I live at The Gardens Apartments. I guess before I moved in, there was an issue with bugs. I never saw any. Thank God! But the gentleman from 1st Response saw something on the traps and came back several times to take care of the issue. He was always professional, polite and handled everything with care. Kudos!! I appreciate him and the service that you provide.

    Michelle W.

    Had a great experience with David - he was polite, personable, and able to find where the mice were coming in within 5 minutes. He put all the traps down and followed up on time to ensure they didn't return - highly recommend them!

    Nicholas K.

    This company is great! The company I work for has been using them for years, and I have been using them recently for my home. David is so friendly when he comes in to my office, and Larry was great when he came to my home. Lisa is always the best too! So friendly on the phone!

    Andy R.

    We have a mouse or two and Larry was amazing. On time, professional. He even went into my attic through a very small, inconvenient entryway in the top of a closet. He educated me about mice and inspected every inch of my place, inside and out. The office staff was great, too!

    Rene L.

    We purchased a house that has had termite damage in the past. The original structure was built in 1890, and has been added onto over the years. Previous owners had repaired the termite damage, and had contracted with 1st Response to continue to maintain termite control stations and inspect for any new activity. We have continued with that existing service since purchase. Every tech that comes out is wonderful. Office staff is great as well. Everyone we have dealt with has been personable, kind, attentive and professional. Jason and Justin have been our most recent techs, and they are both great guys.

    Patricia M.

    Best customer service ever! From the dispatcher to the technicians. They were super kind and accommodating to our health needs, more than willing to wear an N95 mask that we provided. Engaging conversation and thorough inspection. Even when 1 thing was missed, they apologized and made everything right. Their service was fast, but effective. The price is reasonable for all of the services you get and they were very understanding and accommodating when it came to the initial payment. I wish we had found them years ago, but if anything good can come from a mouse, it's having First Response on your side. 100%, 10 out of 10, highly recommend!

    Izetta T.

    Holy smokes! They are the best! Like seriously, if you need creepy crawly help or help with other things that scurry about, they are your people. They are incredibly kind, friendly, and understanding. They have a lot of patience and explain things thoroughly. Can't say enough good things about them. We have been using them for a couple years now and have had continued reliable and excellent service.

    Krista K.

Understanding Spiders: Your Guide to Arachnids in Columbus


Spiders belong to the arachnid group, and you can find them worldwide. With more than 3,000 species living in North America, spiders can become a significant pest problem in both Columbus homes and businesses. Spiders, like all arachnids, have two body segments, eight legs, are wingless, lack antennae, and cannot chew. Spiders are predators and feed on various nuisance insects like flies, moths, and other spiders. Their feeding habits make them helpful and eco-friendly pests. Despite their helpfulness, no one wants to have large numbers of spiders living in their yard or home. 

Common Spider Species in Ohio Include:

  • Wolf Spiders
  • Brown Recluse Spiders
  • Black Widow Spiders
  • Orb Weaver Spiders
  • Jumping Spiders
  • Common House Spiders

Identifying Spider Risks in Columbus Homes

Spiders, depending on their species, can be dangerous to people. Most species, however, are only nuisance pests because there are no significant health risks associated with their bites. Nuisance spiders like wolf spiders and house spiders have venom that is strong enough to subdue their prey but not strong enough to trigger health problems in people. In the case of daddy long legs, they are not “true” spiders, and they lack any venom glands, making them even less of a threat to people!

The brown recluse spider is a dangerous species in our area. If bitten by a brown recluse spider, you will experience an intense burning sensation. Their venom causes symptoms like fever, difficulty sleeping, and ulceration of the tissue around the bite site. The open ulcer is prone to infection and is difficult to heal. If a brown recluse spider ever bites you, you should seek medical attention to treat the symptoms. 

Why Columbus Residents Encounter Spiders

Like all creatures, spiders look for properties that offer them plenty of food sources. For spiders, this means areas with high insect activity. Once on your property, they will build their webs or burrows in secluded spots in your yard. While they prefer to live outside, spiders move into homes and other buildings to seek a safe place to lay their eggs or follow the insects they prey on.

Common Spider Habitats in Columbus

Where exactly spiders live depends on their species, as seen below.

  • Daddy Long Legs: Daddy long legs place their loose irregular-shaped webs in homes, barns, sheds, and other outbuildings. They construct their webs in areas with high humidity like the corners of eaves or basements, in crawl spaces, or around the corners in bathrooms.
  • Wolf Spiders: Wolf spiders are not web-building spiders; instead, they burrow in the ground, and therefore whether living inside or out, stay at ground level. Outside they burrow under rocks, woodpiles, landscape timbers, and fallen trees. Inside, you’ll find them on the floor along walls, under furniture, and in the bottom of closets.
  • Brown Recluse: Brown recluse spiders like to build their irregular webs in dark, quiet areas. They use their webs as a place to rest, not to catch food. Outside, they place their webs in rock piles, woodpiles, behind window shutters, and under fallen trees. Inside, they build their webs in quiet locations like storage boxes, basements, crawl spaces, and closets.
  • House Spiders: As their name describes, house spiders often find their way into our homes. Outside, they place their tangled webs under roof eaves, under decks, in dense vegetation, and gardens. Inside, you'll see their webs pop up daily in places like the corners of rooms, basements, closets, and around windows.

Tips for Spider-Free Living in Columbus

Prevent problems with spiders by putting into place the following spider prevention measures:

  • Partner with the pest control experts here at 1st Response Pest Management
  • Replace white outdoor lightbulbs with yellow or LED bulbs that are less attractive to the insects that spiders like to eat
  • Find and eliminate entry points into your home by placing weather stripping around doors and windows, installing door sweeps, and replacing torn screens
  • Caulk any gaps in the foundation and exterior walls of your house
  • Cut back tree branches, shrubs, and bushes away from the exterior of your home
  • Remove excess debris and woodpiles from your yard
  • Regularly vacuum your home, including under furniture and beds
  • Quickly remove spider webs in your home

Signs of a Spider Infestation

If you notice any of the following signs of a spider infestation, call our team for spider control services in Columbus:

  • Visible Webs: The most obvious sign of a spider infestation is the presence of webs. Spiders use webs to catch prey, so finding webs in corners, windows, and other secluded areas is a clear indication.
  • Spider Sightings: If you regularly see spiders indoors, especially different species or large numbers of them, it could indicate an infestation.
  • Egg Sacs: Spiders lay eggs in sacs, which are protective silk pouches. If you find multiple egg sacs in your home, it's a sign that there's a spider population breeding.
  • Cobwebs in Unusual Places: Finding cobwebs in high or out-of-reach areas where you don't often clean can indicate an infestation. This suggests that the spiders have had time to establish themselves.
  • Dead Insects: If you notice an abundance of dead insects around your home, it could be a sign that spiders are present, as they are predators and feed on insects.
  • Spider Droppings: Spider droppings are small, dark fecal spots. If you find these in concentrated areas, it could be a sign of a spider population.
  • Shed Exoskeletons: Spiders molt as they grow, leaving behind their old exoskeletons. Finding these around your home indicates that spiders are actively reproducing.
  • Hiding Spots: Spiders like to hide in dark, undisturbed places. Check areas like basements, attics, closets, and under furniture for signs of spider activity.
  • Unusual Behavior in Pets: Pets may exhibit unusual behavior if they encounter spiders. This could include excessive barking, pawing at a certain area, or even signs of distress.
  • Bite Marks: While spiders are generally not aggressive towards humans, some species can bite if they feel threatened. If you or someone in your household experiences unexplained bites, it could be a sign of a spider presence.

Our Spider Control Process

At 1st Response Pest Management, we offer Columbus spider control services to safely and effectively eliminate spiders and their webs. We follow a detailed process to identify the type of spider, where the spider is living, and what is attracting the spider to your home. We use the latest products and methods to target the spider's food source and eliminate the spider and its web.

Our Columbus spider control process includes:

  • An inspection to identify the type of spider and where the spider is living
  • A treatment to target the spider's food source
  • A second inspection to ensure the spider is gone

Our process is simple and straightforward. We believe in doing things right the first time, and we back up our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Professional Spider Control in Columbus, Ohio

Get rid of spiders from your Ohio home or business by trusting the experts at 1st Response Pest Management. We are a locally-owned and family-operated pest control company. Our goal is to provide all our customers with peace of mind and pest-free homes and businesses through effective commercial and residential pest control services.

Learn more about protecting your Greater Columbus or Central Ohio area home or business from spiders and other pests with the help of 1st Response Pest Management and our eco-friendly approach to pest control. Reach out today and speak with one of our helpful professionals!

For spider control services in Columbus or the surrounding areas, call 1st Response Pest Management today at (614) 591-7767 or complete our online contact form.


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