Spiders are one of the stealthiest insects, making them difficult to find and remove from homes. Most people are scared of spiders and don’t really know how to get rid of spiders on their own.
Although most spiders found in homes are harmless, they still are an intruder that homeowners should get rid of.
Why are There Spiders in Your Home?
Before you can keep spiders out of your home, you need to know why they are attracted to your home in the first place. Spiders are in your home because of food and shelter. Spiders like to hide in dark places and your home has a lot of them like basements, bulkheads, attics, and under decks.
Spiders are in your home to look for food. However, spiders don’t usually eat crumbs of our food like most other pests. Spiders are hunting the other pests and know that the food in your home will attract those pests.
In order to keep spiders out of your home you will need to prevent your home from attracting other pests.
How Do They Get Into Your Home?
As we mentioned previously, spiders are extremely stealthy. They are also very flexible. Spiders can fit through small cracks, climb up walls, and use webs to propel themselves. Spiders get into your home through cracks in the foundation, windows, or doors.
Sometimes they are on your clothes and get into your home by traveling with you. Spiders can get into your home in a variety of ways and that’s why it’s important to know how to get rid of them once they are in your house.
4 Effective Ways to Get Rid of Spiders in Your Home
Here are 4 ways to get rid of spiders in your home.
1. Seal off entry points
Spiders are very small flexible creatures. They can fit in most small cracks in the foundation of your home and even cracks in window screens. Sealing off entry points is a crucial step to prevent spiders from entering your home.
It also helps prevent other annoying pests from entering your home.
2. Keep things clean
Spiders, like most insects, like to hide underneath objects in dark places. The less things a spider can hide under the less likely they are to be able to sneak in and around your home.
Raking leaves, sticks, and rocks away from the foundation of your home is an easy way to keep spiders out.
3. Keep out other pests
Spiders need food to survive. If you can keep out other pests, spiders will have no prey to eat and be forced to look elsewhere for food. Keeping pests out of your home takes a little discipline but is not as hard as it may seem.
Check out our blog for tips on how to keep your home pest free.
4. Get professional help
If you have an excessive amount of spiders in your home, you will need to take action right away and get help from a professional pest control company.
A spider control expert will be able to identify how spiders are entering your home and be able to eliminate the problem at the source.
Speak with an Expert
If you have noticed an excessive amount of spiders in your home, Dial Environmental can help. We can exterminate an entire infestation or simply remove cobwebs from the attic if you don’t want to yourself. We treat your home as if it is our own and take great pride in our work.
Speak with an expert to learn more about how to keep spiders out of your home.