Along with ants and termites, spiders are another pest that most people do not want living in their homes. Pest control can decrease the chances of spiders making your home their home. So what are some tips to follow for spider pest control?
Get Rid of Other Bugs
Spiders are carnivores, meaning they eat other insects. A large number of spiders in a house typically means they have a large food source present. Spray insecticides along cracks and crevices of the home to decrease the number of other insects. As the numbers of other insects in your home diminish, the number of spiders may decrease as well.
Keep Your Home Vacuumed
Spiders tend to make their homes in quiet, sheltered areas away from the traffic of the home. Vacuum hard to reach areas under beds and couches, on ceilings and between furniture and walls. Once done vacuuming, the contents should be bagged and placed immediately outside.
Keep Your Yard Trimmed
Some species of spiders will use shrubbery as shelter, and by keeping these areas trimmed back from the house, you can decrease chances of spiders entering from outside. Also, be mindful when bringing in items from outside as spiders can hitch a ride in boxes and grocery bags that have been left unattended. Check these items over before bringing them into the home.
Call in the Experts
If all your efforts do not seem to make a difference in the number of spiders you are seeing, you could have an infestation that will require licensed exterminators. Exterminators can perform targeted treatments based on their knowledge of spiders in the area, ensuring that they are handling your concerns properly.
While spiders can be good at keeping other bugs at bay, they can still be a concern inside your home. Proper preventative measures can keep these eight-legged pests to a minimum.