How to Keep Spiders Out of Your Home

December 3, 2018

Many people are afraid of spiders. Quite frankly, they look scary and they can move fast. However, it is important to remember that outside of a few notable exceptions, spiders will not harm you. In addition, some can actually be helpful, as they assist in controlling the insect population around your property. Still, you probably don’t want them in your house. The following tips will help you keep spider control in your house optimal throughout the year!

Clean Up

Spiders like dark, cramped spaces where they can hide. Therefore, it is important to keep your home as neat and tidy as possible. Don’t give the spiders anywhere to go. This tip applies to both the inside and the outside of your property.

For example, walk around the perimeter of your home. Keep an eye out for any trash or debris and make sure to get rid of it. Don’t leave wood hanging around near the structure of your home. Make sure to cut trees and bushes back from your windows. Keep the grass tidy and reduce all outside clutter.

Vacuuming is also important, as it helps to get rid of webs and eggs that you may not even see! In addition, if there is a spider crawling around, you can suck it up through the vacuum cleaner to ensure that you have gotten rid of it.

Flip the Switch

To avoid drawing spiders closer to your home, leave the outside lights off. Insects like the light. Since they are a food source for spiders, when they move toward your home, the spiders do as well. Therefore, only use outside lights when absolutely necessary. Consider installing a motion sensitive light. You’ll have illumination when you need it but do not have to worry about shutting the lights off when you don’t.

Deal with Waste

If your trash is not sealed properly, it will attract flies and other bugs. This is true for the inside and outside of the house. Since both flies and bugs are a food source to spiders, your garbage can attract them as well. Make sure to keep your outside bin as far away from the structure of your house as you can. Also, make sure that you only put your trash into cans with tight-fitting lids, so that you keep out any bugs or other undesirables. Take your trash out often so that it does not overflow inside of your house.

Address Entry Points

Spiders can get into your home through any little gap or hole. Examine the areas around your doors and windows. If you see anything that needs to be addressed, seal it to prevent entry. In addition, change your window screens if they are torn or damaged in any way.

Spiders can be a problem in New Jersey. If you are in need of spider control because the spiders just won’t go away, get in touch with pest control company like Excel Termite & Pest Control as soon as possible. We’ll provide a free, no-obligation inspection aimed at coming up with a plan to address your infestation.

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