Spiders, such as black widow spiders, orb weaver spiders, harvestman spiders, house spiders, and more will often sneak into our homes without us knowing. While most spiders are harmless to humans, they can become a nuisance when they invade our attics, basements, or crawl spaces. Check out our easy, do-it-yourself spider prevention tips you can utilize to avoid these pests.
Seal & Repair
Holes and gaps leading inside your home provide the perfect entry point for spiders. Inspect both the inside and outside of your home for these entry points. Familiar places where gaps or holes appear include window screens, doors, and siding. If you find these openings, it is important to seal them as soon as possible to reduce the chance of spiders and other pests entering.
Inspect Before Entering
Did you know that items brought into your home will often harbor spiders? Secondhand furniture, packages, and even our groceries provide the perfect gateway inside your home for these pests. Before you bring these items inside your home, inspect them first. Check all packages delivered to your porch or steps, storage boxes brought inside your main living space, used appliances or furniture bought secondhand, and your groceries before unloading them.
Declutter Your Home
Cluttered and unused areas are the perfect place for spiders to habitat as they prefer dark and secluded places. You can avoid these creatures from these areas by keeping your garage, basements, attics, sheds, and other areas not utilized often clear of clutter. Likewise, they can invade areas used more if there is clutter or it’s unkept. Avoid leaving clothes and shoes on the floor, and instead, store them neatly in plastic bins or dedicated spaces. If clothes have been out for a period, shake them out and place them in the hamper to wash.
Spiders are sneaky, and it can be difficult to spot them once infested. If you suspect an infestation or want to get ahead of spider prevention, consider reaching out to your local pest control company. A service professional will inspect the exterior and interior, identify any pests, and provide you with the best treatment and prevention plan for your home.