What to do about Spiders in Your Home

Of all the household insect pests people encounter, the spider is the most feared by the masses. While it is true that some species of spiders can bite humans, the majority of them focus their attention on other visitors in and around your house.

The other issue associated with spiders, especially outside, is their webs. These can vary in size and volume. Sometimes creating a huge mess on the exterior of homes. Windows and doors in particular. This can sometimes make it a challenge just entering and exiting the building. Whatever your situation with spiders is, we’ll share some tips on how to resolve it:

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How to Control Spiders

Multiple sightings of spiders inside your home generally means you have some other insect activity/problems there, as spiders move in, because there is a food source for them to survive on. So the first tip in controlling spiders is not to focus on the spiders, but instead, find out what they are preying on.

How to Identify Why you Have Spiders in Your Home

As mentioned, the trick to finding out why you have spiders moving in is to determine what food sources they’ve found in your home. Here’s how:

  1. Go to a hardware store and pick up glue traps (AKA “insect monitors”)

  2. Install the glue traps in the corners of rooms and inside cupboards and closets.
  3. Wait a few days
  4. Check your glue traps – Any insects you find stuck to the trap are likely what your 8-legged guests have been feeding on.
Photo of an insect glue trap placed in a planter

How to Stop more Spiders from Moving In

Once you have followed the instructions above, you can now determine how to remove the attraction for the spiders by eliminating their food source. If you need help identifying the critters you’ve trapped and how to control them, feel free to get in touch with us. If you decide you would like to hire professional pest control, of course, we’re happy to come to drop by and evict them for you!

How to Eliminate the Existing Spiders in Your Home

Now that you’ve followed the steps above and removed the food source for spiders in your home, it’s time to exterminate the ones that have already moved in before they make more messy webs in your home. Fortunately, spiders, as well as a host of other insects, are usually easily controlled with modern-day insecticide applications. Knowing what, where and how much insecticide to apply is the key. There are some home remedies and consumer-grade applications that you can try. Commercial products applied by licenced applicators tend to be more effective and longer-lasting.

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