As the seasons change, spiders may begin to make their residence in your home. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help reduce the number of unwanted spiders who enter.
Here are a few tips to help keep spiders out of your home this fall.
Seal Up Cracks
Spiders sneak into your home through small cracks in the walls or windows. Look for small cracks throughout your home where spiders may enter and seal these cracks with caulking material. This can also be useful around wires, cables, and faucets that run to the outside.
Keep Plants and Shrubs Away From the Perimeter of Your Home
Spiders love to hide out in trees, shrubs, and plants. Trim back trees or shrubs and remove plants to keep spiders from crawling from the vegetation and into small cracks in your home.
Keep Your House Tidy and Clean
Clutter and mess give spiders plenty of spaces to hide. A clean home offers them less of a reason to stay. Vacuum and sweep your floors and wipe down counters. Avoid dirty dishes in the sink and clean up leftover food. Remove clutter and dirty shoes from dark places where they can hide.
Vacuum Spiders and Webs
Get rid of spiders and their eggs right away by vacuuming up spiders and nests. This is helpful when you see a spider or two, but this may not help if you have a spider infestation. In this case, professional help may be needed.
Having a spider or two in your home this fall is no cause for alarm. But if you notice an influx of spiders in your home, you may have a spider infestation. A professional exterminator can come to your home to help control this problem.
Do you have a spider problem in your home? Call us right away to schedule an appointment for a professional exterminator. We’ll get rid of your spider problems so you can rest at ease.