Spider Control

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Spiders, they are some peoples worse nightmare. Often times spiders sightings increase in the summer due to reasonably warm temperatures, or extended periods of dry or wet weather. These types of conditions provide continuous development of spider. Spider sightings seem more common during the fall as more people rummage through basements, attics, and garages to store away remnants of summer activities and retrieve decorations for upcoming holidays. If you find yourself “attacked” by one too many spider webs, consider the following recommendations.

Regular sanitation routines to get rid of spiders:

  • Removing trash, old boxes, old clothing, wood piles, rock piles, and other unwanted items out of and/or away from the house. Spiders prefer dark and undisturbed areas, especially if moisture accumulates. Storing items in plastic containers is a good idea.

  • Store items off the floor and away from walls in basements, crawl spaces, attics, and garages, and reduce clutter. A good rule of thumb is to keep a 2-foot walking space between walls and stored items – air and light easily pass through making in unfavorable for spiders, and you can easily access stored items.

  • Remove heavy vegetation and leaf litter around the foundation. Shade-cover from overhanging branches and bushes are great, but create cool environments that are high in moisture, which promote spider activity.

Get rid of spiders by excluding them from entering the home by:

  • Installing tight-fitting screens on windows and doors, as well as weather stripping and door sweeps. Replace torn screens as soon as possible.

  • Seal or caulk cracks and crevices where spiders can enter the house (around utility entry points and around window frames).

  • Equip vents in soffits, foundations, and roof gables with tight-fitting fine screens.

  • Install yellow or sodium vapor light bulbs outdoors since these tend to attract fewer insects for spiders to eat.

Non-chemical control methods to get rid of spiders include:

  • Capture the spider and release it outdoors. Place a cup over the spider, slide a piece of paper underneath the cup to trap it, and carry it outside to set the spider free.

  • Dust and vacuum thoroughly to remove spiders, webs, and egg sacs. Brooms are great for reaching webs in difficult locations, especially outdoors or in the basement.

  • Step on it or use a fly swatter!

Spiders are among the most prevalent household pests, crawling their way into two out of three American homes. If your Clifton Park home requires pest control or spider control, it’s best to let an professional exterminator handle the infestation. Thomas Pest Services is your Clifton Park and surrounding area pest control experts offering multiple types of services to effectively control rodents, ants, spiders, wildlife and pest infestations. Protect your home, family and heath by contacting us for a no charge consultation today!


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