If you're finding an unusually high number of spiders in your home, you may think you have a major infestation on your hands. Although some spiders enter homes during certain times of the year, such as mating season or spring, the pests may also enter homes for food. Spiders regularly consume ants, cockroaches, and other prey. If the prey enters your home, so will spiders. Here ways to keep spiders and their prey out of your home.
Seal Your Home Thoroughly
The first method of keeping spiders out of your home is to seal it thoroughly. You want to seal every visible crack or opening you find in and around your house, including the broken or cracked moldings around your doors and windows. If you have openings in your attic or basement, seal them as well. Some spiders frequent dark places such as attics over time.
When you seal your home, use a product that doesn't wear away or soften when wet. If water or rain soaks into the caulk, it may loosen up and allow spiders to enter your home. You also want to use a product that spreads evenly and easily. You want to fill in the cracks completely.
After you do the things above, call pest control.
Seek and Treat Other Pests
As mentioned above, spiders will enter homes in search of prey. If you have other bugs in your home, spiders will still manage to find a way inside it. Pest control can search your house for signs of cockroaches, ants, and other common prey of spiders. The contractors may look for roach eggs, trails of ants, and bug droppings.
If pest control does find the signs above, they may place bug traps around your home. The types of traps used for your house may depend on the type of bugs you have in it. For example, if you have ants in your home, pest control may use feed baits and repellents to get rid of the insects.
If you have a roach problem, pest control may use traps that contain insecticide. Some contractors use insecticide-free treatments to eliminate bugs. If you don't like the use of chemicals in your home, ask pest control to use insecticide-free treatments to kill the bugs.
Pest control may also have a way to kill or keep spiders out of your home. Sprays are often used to kill spiders on contact. Indirect spraying may not work on most spiders. In this case, pest control may use sticky traps to control or repel the spiders inside your home.
If you're ready to treat your spider and pest problem, contact pest control companies near you for assistance.