Preventing Spider Infestation in Your Home

01 Nov Preventing Spider Infestation in Your Home

spider web outsideVery few, if any, homeowners can say they like finding spiders in their homes; but unfortunately, spider infestation is a problem that many homeowners are familiar with. Even if you’re used to dealing with spiders in your current home, there is a lot that you can do to reduce and even eliminate the spider population. Here is a look at how you can prevent spider infestation in your home.

Keep your trees trimmed.

The battle against spider infestation starts outside. Because spiders often nest themselves in trees and shrubs, having trees and shrubs located next to your home is an open invitation for spiders. Trim trees and shrubs back regularly to deter spiders from settling in, and be sure to regularly clear away any debris and old leaves as well.

Seal all windows and doors.

Many homeowners don’t realize that their windows and doors could actually use a little sealing work. Examine your windows and doors inside and outside for any drafts or breaks in the caulking. Tap on your windows to see if the window glazing needs to be replaced as well; a rattling window indicates that the putty has aged, and therefore the seal has loosened. If there are any cracks in your walls, be sure to address those too. Sealing is usually as simple as scraping away any old caulk and then applying new caulk, so don’t be too intimidated by this task.

Vacuum frequently.

Vacuuming frequently is another great way to discourage spider infestation in your home—especially by using your vacuum attachment to vacuum around windows, doors, ceilings, and furniture.

Don’t leave out food or garbage.

Left out food and garbage doesn’t itself attract spiders, per say, but it does attract insects that spiders prey on. Always put food away and take out trash frequently to avoid attracting fruit flies and ants.

Eliminate clutter.

Spiders thrive in clutter because it offers more spaces where they can hide and live undisturbed. Avoid letting cardboard boxes, newspapers, and other piles of things stack up in your home, and make it a point to go through your things for giveaway frequently.

Have your house sprayed.

Your strongest weapon against spider infestation is having your house sprayed every six months or so for spiders specifically. That’s where we come in. We can spray your home inside and outside to ensure that you get full protection from spiders outside your home and spiders already inside your home.

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