With Fall quickly approaching, spiders are beginning to migrate into homes. Spiders are one of the top household pests that are active right now. Here are some tips and tricks to keep them out of your home.
- Remove Current Webs: Start by removing any current webs that may be in your home. The easiest way to remove webs is to use a vacuum hose to suck them up or a broom to sweep them away from the ceiling and walls.
- Establish a Regular Cleaning Schedule: Vacuum and dust frequently to remove any webs, eggs, or nymphs that may have accumulated around the room.
- Seal the Exterior: Walk around the exterior of your home and look for potential entry points. Use caulk to seal all cracks and gaps you may find.
- Check Windows and Doors: Carefully inspect screens on your windows and doors to ensure that there are no tears or holes. Replace or fix the screens if you find damage. Also check to see if the weatherstripping around the doors are in good repair.
- Replace Outdoor Lights: Insects are attracted to lights, and spiders are attracted to insects to eat. If possible, keep light fixtures away from doors, leave the lights off at night, or in the very least, change out the color of your bulbs. Yellow, pink, or orange bulbs will attract less insects.
- Organize Belongings: Spiders thrive amongst clutter and debris. If you want to keep them out of your home, it is helpful to do some organization and clear away the clutter. Remove cardboard boxes, piles of papers, and other stacks of items from your home.
- Remove Yard Debris: Removal of outside clutter and debris is also important. Spiders like to live in dark, secluded areas like piles of leaves, old tires, wood piles, or empty containers. By cleaning up your yard, you can remove much of their potential shelter.
- Seal Food Sources: Any food packages that are opened should be tightly closed and sealed after use. Food and crumbs attract bugs and insects, which will then attract spiders.
Sometimes spiders can be overwhelming to deal with and cause stress and anxiety. If you need help with spider control in Tulsa, Midwest Pest can help! Our professional, trained technicians are ready to come to your assistance. With these tips and regular treatments, your home can be spider free all year round.