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Having Problems With Spiders?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Spiders are a problem in the summer for many homeowners.

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Most spiders are not dangerous

Spiders may bite, but their bites are usually pretty harmless and don’t cause much of a problem for the victim. There are a few venomous spiders that people should be concerned about (including the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider), but these spiders aren’t typically found in our service area. Spiders generally become a problem for anyone that has a fear of spiders (called arachnophobia) or when spiders start to invade a property in large numbers. 

Do you have a spider problem inside your home?

If you do, it might be because the conditions are just right for these arachnids.  You may have spiders inside your home if you have insect populations running rampant throughout your home.  Spiders eat insects and they may be entering your home to feast on the insects they can find. This can actually be useful for you if you have an overabundance of insect pests inside your home, but when the spider populations get out of control, you need to regain control of your home!

How to prevent spider infestations.

  • Continuously clean or vacuum any spider webs you see
  • Cut back tree branches and bushes that come in contact with your home
  • Move wood piles away from the foundation of your home
  • Seal gaps or cracks in the foundation and siding of your home
  • Replace any torn window or door screens

This will not only keep spiders out, it will also keep out the spiders number one food source, insects!. You would be amazed at the number of pests that can find their way indoors through these tiny gaps! 

Unfortunately, these techniques don’t get rid of infestations that are already present and they are not always foolproof in preventing future spider problems.

All it takes is one spider to lay her eggs inside your home for a multitude of spiderlings to begin spreading far and wide, reinfesting your house.

Where do you find spiders?

You typically find spiders in out of the way places where it's dark and moist. These are ideal conditions for insects which the spiders feed on. Spiders are excellent at controlling the insect population but if you can’t stand coming across another spider web or sharing your shower with an unwanted guest, give us a call. We offer free inspections.

Contact your nearest Rose Pest Solutions service center for a free inspection! 

 

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