Spider Control

Spider Control & Removal Services in Utah

Spiders are beneficial creatures but they can also be scary to many people.

Research shows that most humans are born naturally afraid of spiders. This fear makes many people very uncomfortable having spiders in their home or workplace. Some people are so frightened that they are unable to function when a spider is present. We are here to help make your home or workplace a safe and comfortable space.

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Spider Control

Keep your spiders under control.

Protect your home or your business by ensuring that spiders are under control. Spiders can be scary and sometimes dangerous and spider control keeps  your employees, guests, or you and your family comfortable. Read more with our common Utah spider identification guide in our blog.

Create a healthy and comfortable home or business. Contact us for a price today.

A focused approach to spider control

Detailed Inspection

Thorn professional inspecting for pests outside of a building

Spider control always starts with a detailed inspection. We need to identify conducive conditions to spiders as well as possible entry points.

Remove Webs

Orange extension pole dusting for cobwebs on a homes exterior

Removing webs not only helps the esthetics of the structure, but also gets spiders moving so that they come in contact with the applied materials.

Liquid Applications

Pest professional spraying for pests in the outdoors

By applying a long lasting residual product around the structure we can drastically reduce the number of spiders in and right around the home. Special attention must be made in corners, around entry points like doors and windows, heavy vegetation, and  areas that are attractive to other pests including flying insects. Thorn professionals apply the best materials in the right locations.

Reduce Other Insects

Thorn professional treating for ants in a grassy area

Part of spider control is identifying and eliminating their food sources (other pests). By reducing insects in the area, we reduce the amount of food for spiders and the area is not nearly as attractive to spiders.

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Keys to proper spider management:

  • Control the insects the spiders are feeding on
  • Find out what conditions are conducive to the spiders and try to fix them
  • Disrupt and eliminate their webs
  • Look for lighting that is drawing insects to the structure


  1. Inspect the property for spiders, conducive conditions, and possible food sources (insects)
  2. Identify the spiders and other insects present
  3. Assess the situation and create a treatment strategy dependent on the property and spiders/insects present
  4. Execute the treatment strategies

Common Spiders in Utah

Black Widow Spider

Close up of a black widow spider

Black widow spiders can be a serious health risk, especially to children and elderly people. Their bites can cause pain, nausea, cramping, and death (rare). The adult females are shiny black with a red hourglass on the underside of the abdomen.

Cellar Spiders

Close up of a cellar spider

Cellar spiders have long delicate legs with small, elongated bodies. They are not a health hazard. They feed on insects and other spiders and are common in basements, crawl spaces, under furniture, and in and around other rarely-moved objects.

Jumping Spiders

jumping spider eating a fly close up

Jumping spiders are active during the day and are very agile and they stalk their prey. They are smaller spiders and have very erratic movements. These spiders are beneficial but can become a nuisance when they move indoors.

Orb Weaving Spiders

Close up of an orb weaver spider

Orb weaving spiders are beneficial but can become a nuisance around structures. They build beautiful orb-shaped webs. These spiders are mostly found outdoors especially around overhangs of structures like porches and entryways.

Sac Spiders

Close up of a yellow sac spider

Sac spiders are smaller spiders with a yellowish color. They are can climb slick surfaces and often build a saclike retreat where walls meet the ceiling. They can become a nuisance and do have a painful bite.

Wolf Spiders

Close up of a wold spider

Wolf spiders are hunting spiders that range from small to very large. They have a unique eye pattern with large and small eyes. Females carry egg sacs on their spinnerettes and spiderlings on their back.

Woodlouse Spider

Close up of a woodlouse spider

The woodlouse spider has a reddish cephalothorax (head) and a cream/grey colored abdomen. They have large fangs that are used for piercing isopods (potato bugs/roly polies/pill bugs) which is their main food source.

How common is the problem in Utah?

Spiders are extremely common in Utah. It is estimated that up to 1 million spiders can live on an acre of land! Luckily most of these spiders are not pests and help with insect control. There are a few species of spider here in Utah that are more prone to invade homes and become a pest. These include black widow spiders, wolf spiders, house spiders, woodlouse spiders, hobo spiders, cellar spiders, and yellow sac spiders. 

Common types of spiders in Utah

  • Black widow spiders
  • Wolf spiders
  • Yellow sac spiders
  • Woodlouse spiders
  • Jumping spiders
  • Orb weaving spiders
  • Hobo spiders
  • Grass spiders
  • House spiders
  • Cellar Spiders
  • Hacklemash weaver spiders
  • Ground spiders
  • Desert recluse spiders

What attracts spiders to some places?

Spiders are super successful and can be found almost everywhere. That being said, there are things that attract spiders like a plentiful supply of other insects, clutter, exterior lighting that attracts flying insects, and think vegetation. 

Signs you may need a spider control professional

Everyone has a different tolerance and comfort level with spiders. The fear of spiders or arachnophobia is one of the top 10 phobias that humans have. So with that being said, you should call a professional when your tolerance or threshold for spiders has been exceeded. For some people this will be one spider and for others this won’t be until seeing a spider becomes a regular occurrence. Businesses should also consider the variety of tolerances of their guests or patrons. Spiders make many people very uncomfortable and may cause a client to have a bad experience. Spiders in the work place also may not be tolerated. 

How do I get rid of a spider infestation?

There are various steps involved with treating a spider infestation, but treatment always starts with a detailed inspection. The Thorn team will review the exterior of the building and identify areas that are conducive to fostering spiders, and search for entry points if spiders are making their way inside a building. 

We will make recommendations for both spider removal and spider control to mitigate the infestation. While there are spider sprays available on the market, the most common treatments we recommend involve removing webs, reducing the food supply by controlling the presence of insects that spiders eat, and sealing entry points.


Does pest control work on spiders?

Yes! Contact us for an estimate today and we’ll be happy to provide a detailed inspection with recommendations for how to control a spider infestation and prevent them from returning.

What is the best pest control for spiders?

To control spider infestations, our knowledgeable team offers the following:

  • Exclusion
  • Spider web removal
  • Elimination of spider food sources (usually other pests)
  • Recommendations for exterior lighting at night
  • Removal of clutter or storage next to structures
  • Preventive pest control treatments

How much does pest control cost for spiders?

Pricing can vary based on the type of infestation you have, and whether it’s necessary to provide ongoing treatment. It costs $129 for a single spider control service from Thorn, and we offer additional programs starting from $32 per month.

What keeps spiders out of your house?

The best way to keep spiders out of your home is to improve exclusion (sealing up the home). You can also prevent spiders from coming indoors if you discourage them from coming near the house. Clear piles of clutter from around the exterior of the home or building, and remove webs as they’re formed. 

Whether it’s a black widow spider, hobo spider, or even a common spider, we understand how troubling it can be to have spiders in your home or business, and we can help.

Send those spiders packing.