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Five Effective Spider Control Tips For Souderton Homes

Spider Control Tips

When spiders get into your Souderton home, they're going to do the same things they do outside. They'll crawl around in search of food. They'll drink from water sources they find. They'll hide in dark holes, such as the voids within a crumpled up towel lying on the floor in your bathroom. And, if they have the ability to create webs, they'll put these webs in spots that are undisturbed and perfect for catching insects. This is why you'll find them in the upper corners of rooms, in the spaces between your windows and window screens, up in your attic, or down in your basement. If you want to reduce spider sightings inside your home, you need to consider why Souderton spiders want to get into your home. Why? Because, though it is very important to do your best to seal every gap, crack, and hole in your exterior, these things will not work to fully exclude spiders from your home. Some of the spiders in our Souderton area are quite small. This is why we emphasize the control of attractants, both inside and outside of homes. Today, three of our tips will focus on attractants. Here's what you should know about how to effectively keep spiders under control.

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1. Address Entry Points

Do your best to seal your exterior. The primary reason spiders get in is because they can. Here are a few common points spiders exploit.

Screens. If you have rips in your screens or gaps around your screen frames, this can allow spiders to get in between your screens and your windows or doors. This can allow them to come all the way in when you open a window or door. Repair screens and seal gaps.

Wood. Spiders are attracted to moist and decaying wood. If you have any wood decay or damage caused by wood-destroying pests, spiders are likely to take advantage of potential entry points. Examine your sole plates, window and door frames, and wood skirting. If you don't have the ability to fully repair damaged wood, use a caulking gun to seal openings and gaps.

Foundation. Your foundation walls or slab can have vulnerabilities. If you find cracks, use a kit to seal those cracks. If you find gaps around pipes or wire conduits, fill them in.

Eaves. This is a tough one. It can be difficult to get up to your eaves and roofline. But you should make the effort or hire someone to do this work for you. This is a common entry zone for spiders.

2. Address Food Sources

Spiders come into your yard in search of food. They'll feed on a wide variety of insects and invertebrates. The more "bugs" you have near your home, the more problems you'll have with spiders. If spiders find a way into your home, the availability of food will make them want to stay and have babies—hundreds of babies.

  • Make sure exterior garbage is in sealed containers, and remove it weekly.

  • If garbage containers have an odor, disinfect them.

  • Keep lights off at night, where it isn't a security concern.

  • Replace white exterior lighting with yellow lighting.

  • Quickly address interior pest infestations when they arise.

3. Address Moisture

We say this a lot; water is a building block of life. All creatures need it. Therefore, the control of moisture can directly, and indirectly, help with the control of spiders, both inside and outside of your home. Here are a few things to consider.

  • Have your gutters cleaned.

  • Repair your gutter system.

  • Remove weeds from your landscaping and trim your bushes.

  • Keep your grass trimmed.

  • Water your plants in the early morning.

  • Fix interior faucets and showerheads that have leaks.

  • Install dehumidifiers in humid areas of your home.

4. Address Hiding Places

If you provide lots of hiding places near your home, you're going to have more trouble with spiders. They hide inside and under clutter in Souderton yards, particularly organic clutter, such as piles of sticks, timber, and leaves. Yard work is key in spider control.

  • Rake and blow leaves routinely.

  • Move objects away from your exterior.

  • If you have a wood stack, consider elevating the wood to get the stacks off the ground.

1. Address Entry Points

Do your best to seal your exterior. The primary reason spiders get in is because they can. Here are a few common points spiders exploit.

Screens. If you have rips in your screens or gaps around your screen frames, this can allow spiders to get in between your screens and your windows or doors. This can allow them to come all the way in when you open a window or door. Repair screens and seal gaps.

Wood. Spiders are attracted to moist and decaying wood. If you have any wood decay or damage caused by wood-destroying pests, spiders are likely to take advantage of potential entry points. Examine your sole plates, window and door frames, and wood skirting. If you don't have the ability to fully repair damaged wood, use a caulking gun to seal openings and gaps.

Foundation. Your foundation walls or slab can have vulnerabilities. If you find cracks, use a kit to seal those cracks. If you find gaps around pipes or wire conduits, fill them in.

Eaves. This is a tough one. It can be difficult to get up to your eaves and roofline. But you should make the effort or hire someone to do this work for you. This is a common entry zone for spiders.

2. Address Food Sources

Spiders come into your yard in search of food. They'll feed on a wide variety of insects and invertebrates. The more "bugs" you have near your home, the more problems you'll have with spiders. If spiders find a way into your home, the availability of food will make them want to stay and have babies—hundreds of babies.

  • Make sure exterior garbage is in sealed containers, and remove it weekly.

  • If garbage containers have an odor, disinfect them.

  • Keep lights off at night, where it isn't a security concern.

  • Replace white exterior lighting with yellow lighting.

  • Quickly address interior pest infestations when they arise.

3. Address Moisture

We say this a lot; water is a building block of life. All creatures need it. Therefore, the control of moisture can directly, and indirectly, help with the control of spiders, both inside and outside of your home. Here are a few things to consider.

  • Have your gutters cleaned.

  • Repair your gutter system.

  • Remove weeds from your landscaping and trim your bushes.

  • Keep your grass trimmed.

  • Water your plants in the early morning.

  • Fix interior faucets and showerheads that have leaks.

  • Install dehumidifiers in humid areas of your home.

4. Address Hiding Places

If you provide lots of hiding places near your home, you're going to have more trouble with spiders. They hide inside and under clutter in Souderton yards, particularly organic clutter, such as piles of sticks, timber, and leaves. Yard work is key in spider control.

  • Rake and blow leaves routinely.

  • Move objects away from your exterior.

  • If you have a wood stack, consider elevating the wood to get the stacks off the ground.

5. Targeted Control

The way to get the best control of spiders, and the food sources that spiders feed on, is to have routine applications of EPA-approved products and routine pest maintenance. This should be performed by a licensed professional.

When You Need Help

Remember that the service team at Moyer Pest Control is always standing by to assist you with your pest control concerns. We provide one-time and year-round pest control service. Reach out to us today and request a pest control evaluation for your Souderton home.

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