Spiders are a major concern in most homes where they are either just disliked or cause a major panic. Some people just cringe at their sight while some have so much fear that even a tiny spider is enough to give them a run for their lives. Remember Ronald Weasley from the wizard trio? Yeah, something like that.
These creepy visitors will enter your home through poorly screened open windows. Gaps and cracks in the vicinity of entrances such as windows and doors are also common means of entry. Spiders may also get a free ride on boxes or any other outdoor items that are brought inside your home.
Here are few tips to prevent these crawlies from entering your home:
- Check footwear that had been left outside for a couple of days before putting it on.
- Shake out clothing, laundry, boots, shoes, and any other items before wearing them or putting them in the closet.
- Be careful while working in the garden and make sure that your kids don’t poke around the bushes or under rocks.
Spiders prefer dark and quiet places. These eight-legged creepy crawlers find shelter in your homes during autumn so that they have a warm and cozy place to spend the winter. There are about 30,000 species of spiders which are found throughout the world, but only a few of them infest homes. Some spiders prefer moisture and are found in crawl spaces and basements while others, who like dry and warm areas, seek shelter in upper corners of rooms and subfloor air vents.
Tips for Spider Control
If you are annoyed by these creepy crawlers in your home, follow the tips below to make your home a spider-free zone:
- Maintain cleanliness and good house-keeping.
- Keep your belongings stored neatly in boxes on shelves in basements and garages.
- Dispose of old equipment, trash, and debris regularly.
- Repair your window screens and fill any gaps or cracks around your doors or windows.
- Pay special attention to outdoor areas such as yards, porches, sheds, and garages.
- Clean your filter boxes regularly because it is a kind of a favorable habitat for spiders.
- Don’t stack your wood close to your house.
- Spray the above mentioned spider-prone areas to keep them at bay.
- Trim and prune your hedges and shrubs so that spiders have fewer places to hide.
- Remove webs regularly with a broom or vacuum.
- Reduce your outside lighting so that fewer preys (insects) are attracted to discourage spiders.
Professional Pest Control Services
If you have a spider infestation which you don’t want to deal with, either because you cringe at their sight or it’s too big for you to handle, seek help from a professional pest control service. We at Southern Pest Control have trained staff that is skilled at detecting and culminating unwanted pests. Contact us, where we not only deal with spiders, but with all kinds of pests. Give us a call at 800-527-9832 and we will provide you with a pest-free home!