Having spiders in the home is never fun. The spiders themselves are creepy, disgusting and potentially dangerous, but the mess they make with all the webs that they weave around make the home more unpleasant. In this article, we’re going to cover why spider infestations start and what can be done about them.

Factors that appeal to spiders

Spiders will enter the home looking for food or shelter. If you already have an insect infestation, spiders will be more likely to show up indoors. In terms of shelter, the spiders may be trying to find protection against the cold, or they may be drawn to the clutter inside the home or the garage. Spiders love clutter, such as messy clothes left out in the open, or cardboard boxes and storage in garages or attics, and they will often stalk and build nests inside it. Cleaning up the clutter in the home will help prevent infestation and potentially destroy any nests out there.

Removing an infestation once it’s started

DIY prevention methods can be effective, but spiders may still enter the home if they can find viable access points. A pro however can prevent spiders from entering the home almost completely, by installing residual insecticides. These insecticides are applied inside wall voids, basements and attics, all of which are areas which the spiders use to gain access to the home. Once installed, the insecticides will stay in place for a considerable period of time.

If an infestation has already started, the insecticides also act as a control method, and they will not only kill spiders, but also any other insects that are residing in these areas of the home. On top of that, a pest control pro will inspect the home to locate any spiders that are in the living areas of the building and remove them.

Getting professional help in order to deal with a spider infestation is especially important if you have a black widow or a brown recluse population in the home. These spiders are known for their potent venom which can land people in the hospital with some very serious symptoms. For more information on how a pest control specialist can help you prevent and control spider infestations, or if you currently have an infestation that must be removed, contact us today.