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How Summer Insect Problems Can Lead To Spider Infestations In Souderton

June 10, 2019

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a hairy brown recluse spider crawling along a stone surface on a souderton property

Like many of the residents of Souderton, insects become more active outdoors when the weather warms up and summer comes around. Insects are cold-blooded creatures that can only survive through certain temperatures, which is why you see considerably fewer insects - or perhaps none - during the much colder months of fall and winter. Spring has provided the insects in Souderton with exactly what they need to reproduce and start spreading like wildfire. Now that the weather is even warmer, the insect activity in our area is only going to continue to increase.

Why Spiders Invade

Unfortunately, when insects such as flies, cockroaches, crickets, and moths are found on your property, they can begin disrupting the fun you wish to experience this summer. Sometimes, when these insect pests enter your home, it can lead to other unwanted pest intrusions, like spiders. The most notable spider that tends to follow insects into our homes is the wolf spider. These large, hairy spiders are incredibly skilled hunters and will use their quick reflexes and speed to hunt their prey. Unlike most other species of spiders, wolf spiders do not make webs and are typically only after the insects that attracted them inside. Other common spiders you may see invading your home this summer include house spiders, orb weavers, and jumping spiders.

10 Steps to Prevent Spider Infestations

Spiders are creepy pests to find in your Souderton home. Many residents are looking for ways to reduce the spider activity on their property. The best way to ensure that spiders aren’t attracted to your home is by eliminating the problem at its source - or in this case, food source. To keep spiders out of your home, you will first need to find a way to keep the insects they eat out of your home.

Steps you can take to reduce insect and spider activity around your property include:

  • Installing door sweeps.

  • Repairing cracks and crevices found around your walls, foundation, and windows.

  • Reducing moisture on your property, as many insects are attracted to moisture.

  • Ensuring that your window screens have no rips or tears.

  • Sealing gaps around utility spaces made for plumbing, wires, or outlets.

  • Turning outdoor lights off at night.

  • Removing food items that may attract insects.

  • Sealing your trash bins properly

  • Storing wood, leaf, and stick piles a distance away from your home.

  • Trimming thick brush, tall grass, and overhanging branches.

Professional Spider Prevention & Control

Having spiders on your property is not something any Souderton homeowner should have to deal with this summer. Thankfully, you won’t have to when you reach out to the pest experts here at Moyer Pest Control for all your spider problems. We know that spiders can be disturbing and frustrating to live with, which is why we want to provide you with a pest control program that will keep spiders, insects, and other pests away from your property year-round.

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