Most spiders are not really a pest, they are a nuisance. They are not dangerous to humans, do not carry diseases and do not cause damage to the home. However, they are unsightly, and their webs make for poor decoration. Naturally, we do not want them in our homes. In this article, we’re going to cover the factors that will draw them inside.
Cracks and gaps in the building’s structure
Spiders are tiny creatures, and this allows them to find many ways to enter a home. They may find small openings, cracks and gaps in doors, walls, windows and air vents, or they may enter the home while hiding in other objects such as storage boxes, plants and firewood. In order to remove this vulnerability from your home, you will have to seal or caulk any of the gaps and openings mentioned above. You also want to make sure that you have mesh screens on larger entry points such as air vents, windows and doors. Doing this will not only prevent spiders from entering, it will also keep the majority of other pests at bay as well.
Spiders can be very versatile, and of the 46,000 species in the world, you will find spiders everywhere from the tropics to the arctic. However, for US spiders, weather changes, when temperatures get too high or too low, may force the spiders to seek shelter, whether it’s to cool off or warm up. This may lead them into our homes. Unfortunately, there isn’t much we can do to ameliorate these factors, except making sure that there are no easy entry points into the home.
The presence of food sources
Spiders prefer to eat other insects, and they will be on the lookout for any location where they are plentiful, so if you have insects in your home, the spiders will follow them inside. In order to prevent this from happening, you want to make sure that you remove the reason for the insects being in your home in the first place. Make sure that you keep your food covered, and that there is no excess moisture inside the home. Once the insects leave, the spiders will have no reason to be inside either.
These tips are great if you want to prevent a spider infestation, but if you have an infestation in the home already, then you will need the help of a pro to get rid of it. Contact us today for pest control services.Tags: Spider Control, Spider Pest Control