Six Mistakes to Avoid to Keep Fall Spiders Out◀ Back To Blog
November 23, 2018
For many people, spiders invoke instant anxiety and fear due to their unpredictability and creepiness, not to mention that some of them can bite. In most cases, spiders are harmless and commonly regarded as a nuisance. They just hang around the house, creep about, and leave unsightly webs in dark corners and spaces.
For the most part, spiders are really inside your house because there are a plethora of insect pests for them to capture and feed on. Your home also provides them with the moisture they need and shelter from extreme weather. One thing is for sure, spiders have no place sharing your home with you. You will need to take some important steps to eradicate them.
When it comes to spiders here are six of the most common mistakes people make:
- The use of pesticides, repellents, and baits can be harmful and should be handled with care, especially around children and pets. People tend to underestimate the dangers of these items and cause harm by using them incorrectly. This job is better left to the professionals.
- Don’t ignore the big picture. Once a treatment has been used and some of the spiders have been eliminated, people tend to forget about the spiders that remain hidden away and unaffected by the treatment, another reason to call on an experienced pest control service.
- An additional part of the big picture is the reason for the spider invasion in the first place. It is most likely due to the fact that your home is infested with insects that spiders need for food. Those pests will need to be eliminated by professionals, as well, if you want to rid your home of spiders.
- Leaving clutter and cobwebs about the home is another mistake people make that often attracts spiders. Spiders love the dark nooks and crannies of undisturbed piles of newspapers, toys, and crumpled up clothing, blankets, and towels that are left on the floor. You can do your part by keeping your home clean and tidy.
- Bringing in firewood, boxes, and bags from outdoors without first inspecting them is a sure fire way to introduce spiders into your home. They may also come in on produce you bring in from the grocery store. Check those items thoroughly before bringing them into your home.
- The last mistake many people make is not sealing all of the entry points through which spiders gain access to your home. This includes damaged screens, soffits, vents, windows, doors, and cracks or crevices located in your foundation and in the exterior of your home. If this task seems daunting, professionals can help you with it, too.
Professional pest control can be a huge help for affected homes. For spider control, you can count on the experts at Thomas Pest Services. Give us a call today to learn more about our residential pest control options.