There are 30,000 spider species throughout the world, and many of them seek shelter inside households. They enter homes through open, poorly screened windows and through gaps around door and window frames.
How to Prevent Spiders from Getting in your Home
Your goal should be to discourage spiders from entering your home in the first place. Here are some tips on how to do that!
1. Seal All Openings
Spiders can sneak through very small holes, and as long as there are ways for spiders to enter your home you can never consider the problem solved. Inspect if there are any crevices and holes around your doors and windows so you can fill them with the proper sealant. Consider applying caulk around wires, cables, and electronic components since these run under the surface and lead outdoors. The added bonus here is, by sealing all possible entries, you are also going to keep a lot of other pests away.
2. Switch Some of your Outdoor Lights
Light attracts bugs and spiders. If you have noticed spiders in your home, it would be best to consider replacing outdoor lights with sodium-vapor light to prevent them from being attracted to your home.
3. Make your House Less Hospitable
Cleaning your house regularly is important, and that doesn’t just apply to the interior. Sometimes it is hard to spot spiders since they hide really well, but regular vacuuming can prevent them from spreading. They like to hide in piles of leaves and firewood stacks in your garden or backyard, so try to remove these possible hiding spots. Also, check your basement since spiders like dark and quiet places, and clean it from clutter as well.
How to Get Rid of Spiders Inside Your Home
Getting rid of spiders is most easily accomplished by keeping them out through proactive pest control measures, but if they have already entered your home, you should definitely consider calling a professional. Some spiders are poisonous, and if you don’t know what you are dealing with or you have problems recognizing the species, things can quickly get out of control.
It is not that hard to get rid of a couple of house spiders hiding in your home, but if you’re seeing them on a regular basis and measures you’ve taken yourself are having no effect whatsoever, there is probably an infestation going on, and you should definitely contact a pest control professional to address your spider problem.
Proudly serving the greater Chicagoland area in Illinois and southeast Wisconsin, the professional exterminators at Aerex Pest Control understand the habits of different spiders and use that knowledge when developing a spider control program that is best suited to your home and your particular problem. Our technicians are professional, state certified, licensed applicators. Call today for your free consultation 847-255-8888 or click here for a free quick quote.