With the exception of the black widow and the brown recluse, spiders are mostly harmless. In fact, most species are hardly much more than a nuisance. Fortunately, it’s possible to keep spiders at bay with a few simple modifications to your home. Here are a few tips on how to get spiders out of your house and keep them out!
Don’t Let Them In!
The best way to prevent an infestation is to never make it easy for spiders to establish themselves in your home. Outdoors, spiders are naturally attracted to plants, woodpiles, leaf piles and dark quiet places like old tires and buckets. Keeping the immediate area around your home free of debris and trimming your hedges away from the house lessens the likelihood of spiders making their way indoors.
Identifying and sealing entry points, and making sure that windows and doors close tightly, can also keep spiders out. Clean the area before you caulk and seal any openings.
Remove Food Sources and Shelter
Keeping your home clean is the best way to keep pests out. When it comes to spiders, a clean house provides fewer hiding spaces and reduces the population of insects that spiders feed on. If your home doesn’t provide spiders with safe shelter or a food source, they will look elsewhere.
Set Spider Traps
Spider traps can be effective, but they should be used in combination with other tactics. They won’t eradicate the problem since they don’t use insecticide. And of course, you’ll have to dispose of traps full of dead spiders, which is never a pleasant job. However, spider traps are a great solution if you don’t have time to use other tactics.
Exterminate any Existing Spiders
The above tactics all work to keep spiders out of your house. However, before you implement them, you should eliminate any that are already present. By exterminating any existing spiders first, you can determine whether or not your preventative measures are actually working. Additionally, you can stop the spiders within your home from reproducing and creating bigger problems.
If you live in the Puyallup, Washington area, our professional spider exterminators at Whitworth Pest Solutions can help you ensure that no spiders are currently residing within your home. If we do find any, we will take safe and effective measures to properly exterminate them. Best of all, we will give you all of the information and support you need to keep spiders from coming back. Whitworth offers various programs designed to get spiders out of your house – and keep them out! For more information, please contact us.