While spiders may not cause as much damage as other pests will, they can still be a nuisance and sometimes even dangerous. Some spiders, like the Brown Recluse or Black Widow, are venomous and can pose serious health threats. Others, like the American House Spider, may not be as harmful but that doesn’t mean they’re any more welcome to share your home!
HOW DO I KEEP SPIDERS OUT OF MY HOME?
A good way to prevent spiders from getting into your home is to make sure you don’t have an environment around your house that attracts spiders. Having plants, piles of leaves or wood, old tires, or buckets next to your house makes it more likely that a spider will find its way inside. Sealing holes or cracks in the foundation of your home and making sure doors and windows are closed tightly will also eliminate any entry points for these arachnids.
WILL THEY BITE ME?
Spiders do not feed on humans, they do not see us as prey. Spiders do however use their bite as a defense mechanism, and typically bites will occur due to accidental contact or trapping of the spider. Accidental or not, you don’t want the wrong spider to put his fangs in you so it’s best to keep them all out!
HOW DO I GET SPIDERS OUT OF MY HOME?
Spider elimination/prevention is more successful when done by a professional. Spider control can be tricky, but the first step would be to eliminate their food source. Spiders eat other insects, so having pest control for your home (ridding them of their food supply) makes your home less appealing to them. The good thing is, these pests are not social insects that live in big groups like ants or roaches. If you are spotting webs or spiders in your home, give 3 Seasons Pest Control division a call to set up your free estimate!