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Why Souderton Residents May Still Be Seeing Spiders In Their Homes

January 7, 2020

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With winter coming, many bugs that are outdoors will face death if they don’t play their cards right. While some, like spiders, have a system that allows them to stay outside and continue to live, no matter how cold it gets, many must seek warm shelter.

How They Do It

Most bugs enter diapause through the winter, which is the bug equivalent of animal hibernation. When they enter this state, their metabolism slows down, and they survive on the stored fat in their body. They also survive sub-zero temperatures by creating their own “antifreeze.” They produce a type of alcohol, which warms them and keeps them alive. Spiders have this capability, and most don’t need to come inside during the winter; they will simply burrow into the ground or wrap themselves in webs for the season.

How They Get Inside

As we stated, with this built-in survival mechanism, spiders don’t need to come inside for the winter. However, many still make their way into homes one way or another. The most likely reason spiders enter homes is food. They’ll often stalk their prey, which is usually an insect, and follow it, so if that insect enters your home, the spider will likely do the same. Just because you see more spiders now doesn’t necessarily mean more are coming in. It probably means that they have been there long enough to grow and breed, and you’ve just now noticed them.

Prevention Tips

There are many strategies to keep spiders out of your home. One of the best ways is to seal up the cracks and crevices that allow them access. These gaps that seem tiny to you are like giant doorways to spiders. Another method is to keep your window screens intact. If you don’t have window screens, it’d be a good idea to get some. You can also eliminate their food source by dealing with any other insect infestation that may be in your home.

Professional Help

It can be challenging to get rid of all the spiders on your own since you may continue finding them in wall voids and other hard to reach places. Additionally, the pests they feed on can be even harder to get rid of, because they’re smaller. The best approach to spider prevention and removal is to enlist the help of professional pest control. To make your Souderton home spider-free, contact Moyer Pest Control today.

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