How to Prevent Spiders from Invading Your North Carolina Home
February 12, 2019
It’s not a stretch to assume that most people don’t prefer to share their living space with spiders. After all, even the most enthusiastic creepy critters collector wouldn’t want to find themselves with a live spider in their hair or in the folds of their clothing. Along with the obvious threat of being bitten, most people don’t want to find (or run into) spider webs hanging in the corners of their bedrooms, doorways, or cabinet spaces. Unfortunately, spider invasions in North Carolina are a year-round threat, and year-round threats need year-round caution.
How Spiders Get In
Spiders commonly enter homes seeking out a stable shelter and a continual food source. Unfortunately, there are many areas on both the interior and exterior of your home that perfectly fit the needs of a spider trying to settle down. For most homeowners, spiders only become a problem if there is an existing insect pest problem already present in the home.
Many of the steps you would take to keep out the unwanted nuisance pests such as stink bugs, flies, or ladybugs can also be used to ensure that spiders don’t find your home appealing. Additionally, keeping an eye out for even the smallest areas where spiders could get in goes a long way to keep them out.
How to Prevent Spiders
When it comes to spider prevention, being careful to keep your home as pest-proof as possible is the best way to deter spiders from entering your home at all.
- Seal cracks, gaps, and crevices in common problem areas (such as around your foundation, doors, windows, vents, and utility openings). Many of the tiny cracks that spiders can get in through are much smaller than cracks pests such as mice can get in through. Many people don’t think about sealing even the tiniest of crevices.
- Remove or reduce thick brush, trees, tall grass, and leaf piles from around the exterior walls of your home. Taking these steps will help reduce the hiding places spiders love so much. Many pests enter homes because the proximity of your home is near one of their hiding spots. If you get rid of their spaces to hide then you are more likely to keep them out.
- Remove clutter or junk from inside and outside your home. Boxes, paper, trash, toys, and yard tools should be kept tidy and properly stored. More clutter equals more hiding spaces for spiders, so it only makes sense that removing clutter removes places for spiders to hide.
How to Get Rid of Spiders
Spider infestations can go under the radar for quite some time before you realize your home may have a problem since spiders prefer hiding over being out in the open. However, this can often mean that if you see evidence of one spider in your home, there’s a high chance that spider wasn’t the only one to invade.
If you’re noticing spiders in your North Carolina home or would like to make sure that spiders are kept out, contacting professional help from A-1 Pest Control is your best option. With our residential pest control plans, we can eliminate spiders and other pests that are drawing them into your home. Nobody wants a spider in their home, and with A-1 Pest Control, your home will remain spider and pest-free throughout the year.