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The Secret To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Souderton Home

Get Control Of Spiders

We have lots of spiders in Souderton. They live in our gardens. They hunt in our landscaping. They live under rocks, in tree cavities, and also inside the voids of our homes. When they get inside, they're creepy house guests. Fortunately, that is usually the worst of it. Spiders in Souderton are not considered medically important. But that doesn't mean you want them in your home. Today, we're going to tell you a secret: You can get control of spiders by getting control of what they eat and drink.

house spider on paper towel

Spiders Go Where Their Food Is

If you have spiders near your home, it is because they've found food to eat. Spiders eat insects and invertebrates. The more you have around your home, the more spiders you will have. Here are some suggestions for reducing spider food near your home:

  • Reduce exterior light attractants. Insects are attracted to light. The obvious solution is to turn lights off at night, but there is more to it than that. You may have a light in a sensitive location that is a security concern. We don't recommend turning that off. You may, however, replace a white light bulb with a yellow, insect-resistant bulb. You also have to consider the lights that come out of your windows. Use thick curtains and draperies to hold the light in at night. If you have basement windows, consider putting coverings on them.

  • Manage your trash. Many insects are attracted to trash. Keep trash bags in covered containers and clean containers that develop an odor.

  • Reduce moisture. You would be amazed at how many insects and invertebrates are drawn to damp habitats. Everything you do to maintain a dry perimeter will help to reduce spider food.

Spiders Need A Drink

It's hard work trying to catch food to survive. Spiders need to take a break and grab a drink to quench their thirst. If you provide them with water, you're likely to have more spiders around your home. Here are some suggestions for removing standing water.

  • Remove objects from your yard that capture rainwater. This might be toys, bowls, cups, a piece of furniture, stacked plastic crates, construction materials, etc. If you can't remove them, try covering items with a tarp that allows the rainwater to run to the ground and soak in.

  • Address conditions that allow puddles to form. Loosen compacted soil. Fix clogged gutters. 

    Fix leaking pipes, spigots, sprinklers, and hoses.

Harborage

There are many places an insect or invertebrate will hide. If you provide hiding places, you'll have more of them around your home. Spiders will also take advantage of these harborage locations. If a place is ideal for harborage, you may see a spider web established. Here are some suggestions for reducing harborage options.

  • Remove stacks of wood.

  • Rake leaves up and away from your home.

  • Remove any objects that provide a space underneath.

  • Remove objects that have voids inside.

  • Trim your grass and remove weeds.

Direct Control Of Spiders

Once you've reduced the pests spiders eat, it is time to consider direct control of spiders. There are a few ways you can manage spider populations, and keep them out of your home. Here are some suggestions.

Dewebbing. Some spiders create sacs in their webs. A sac can have three hundred eggs in it. When you remove and destroy webs, you could potentially eliminate hundreds of spiders.

Exclusion. Seal any gaps, holes, or cracks in your exterior. Spiders will use these to get into your home. A caulking gun is a great tool for this job. You can use a caulking gun to seal gaps and fill in holes. Replace screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps that are damaged.

Fill in holes. Some spiders hide in ground holes. If you have holes in your yard, fill them in. If the holes in your yard are being created by an active pest, contact a licensed professional for removal of that pest.

Need help?

Remember that the team at Moyer Pest Control is always available to assist you with pest control problems. We can eliminate spiders from your Souderton home, or provide your home with ongoing pest protection. This will give you coverage for a wide variety of pests, including spiders. Connect with us today for advice or assistance.

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