Shutting Out Souderton Spiders
Do you know what a house spider infestation can reveal about your home? First of all, spiders go where the food is. If you have house spiders, it is likely your home has food for them. What food might that be? Spiders eat flying insects and creepy crawly bugs. The more spider sightings you have, the more bugs you have in your home. Second, spiders prefer to live where there is moisture. If you have lots of spiders, there is a high probability that you have areas of high humidity in your home. While this isn't a big problem, sometimes high humidity is the result of water damage, and water damage can be a big problem. Water damage leads to wood rot, mold and a higher risk for wood-destroying pests. But, perhaps the most important thing house spiders reveal about your home is that bugs can get in. Spiders don't chew holes in wood or gnaw their way through rubber weatherstripping around exterior doors. They get in through holes, gaps and cracks that are already present. Sealing these entry points is where you need to begin if you want to shut shifty Souderton spiders out.
Spiders can get into your home through low entry points and high entry points. It isn't easy to seal them all but it is certainly worth the effort. When you seal holes, gaps, and cracks, you will keep out more than just spiders. You'll seal other pests out and prevent rainwater from getting in and damaging the wood of your home.
- Exterior doors are a big trouble area. There are many ways spiders can get by your doors. They can enter through weatherstripping and door sweeps that have gaps, they can crawl through holes created by wood-destroying pests, and they can take advantage of gaps that form around the outside frame of your doors.
- Window frames. Gaps can form around window frames just like they do door frames. These can be large enough for a spider to squeeze through. Spiders will also take advantage of chew holes created by rodents. Mice and rats can make quite a hole in a window frame, especially one that is near to the ground and exposed to moisture from landscape watering Pipes. If you have pipes that have no seal or a broken seal, spiders will take advantage of the gap around those pipes.
- Roof penetrations. There are seals around the objects that pass through your roof. If those seals are damaged by squirrels, roof rats, raccoons, and other wildlife, they can create a hole for spiders to get in.
In our Souderton service area, there are many spiders that can make an appearance in our yards and accidentally get into our homes. We have garden spiders, orbweaver spiders, wolf spiders, jumping spiders, sac spiders, fishing spiders, cellar spiders and, of course, the common house spider. All of these spiders are drawn to moist conditions, vegetation, and yard clutter. Here are some tips to reduce these attractants:
- Exterior moisture issues can be caused by many things. Some of the common causes are clogged gutters, damaged downspouts, leaky spigots, leaky hoses, and poor runoff.
- Dense vegetation and unwanted vegetation, such as weeds, can increase pests populations around your home. Keep weeds plucked, grass and bushes trimmed, and consider putting space between your plants to allow for good airflow.
Yard clutter offers a place for bugs to hide. Spiders establish webs on these objects to catch the food they need.
- Removing clutter helps to reduce spiders and bugs they eat.
- Light is an attractant for many insects. If you leave lights on at night, you'll increase flying insect populations and lure spiders in. Consider keeping lights off where it isn't a security concern or replace white bulbs with yellow, insect-resistant bulbs.
Where Residential Pest Control Fits In
Once you've done what you can to seal entry points and reduce spider populations, you could still have trouble with spiders and other pests. Bugs and rodents continually encroach upon our homes. Sometimes the only way to really get control of pests is through the application of pest control products. This should be done by a licensed and experienced pest professional. It is important to apply appropriate products in appropriate amounts to locations that will have the greatest impact on the widest number of potential pests. For assistance with this, remember that Moyer Pest Control is an industry-leading pest control provider and our team can give you the level of protection and service you're looking for at a price that won't break your budget. Reach out to us today for immediate assistance.