Fall Spider Prevention Tips!

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Israel Alvarez

Owner @ Insight Pest Management

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What Attracts Spiders in the House

As the summer heat fades and autumn leaves begin to turn, many of us welcome the crisp air and cozy vibes of fall. However, this seasonal shift also coincides with an increase in spider activity indoors. These eight-legged houseguests, while mostly harmless, can be unwelcome visitors.

Here at Insight Pest Management, we understand the desire to keep your home spider-free. Here are some simple yet effective tips to prevent unwanted encounters with spiders during the fall months:

  • Tame the Tangle: Spiders love to build webs in undisturbed corners and clutter. Avoid keeping clothes and shoes on the floor, especially in areas like basements and garages that spiders favor. Consider storing these items in sealed plastic containers to deter web-building.
  • Seal Up the Cracks: Small cracks and crevices around your home are like open invitations for spiders. Take time to inspect the foundation, windowsills, and door frames for any potential entry points. Seal these gaps with caulk or weather stripping to make your home less spider-friendly.
  • Clean Up the Cobwebs: Regularly vacuum or sweep away webs in and around your home. This not only discourages spiders from establishing a residence but also helps maintain a clean and dust-free environment.
  • Shake Out the Sleepers: Spiders can be sneaky and might take refuge in your laundry basket. Before putting on clothes that have been sitting for a while, give them a good shake outside to dislodge any potential spider hitchhikers.
  • Declutter for Defense: Spiders thrive in cluttered spaces that offer plenty of hiding spots. Keep your living areas, especially basements and attics, clean and organized. This reduces potential nesting sites and makes your home less attractive to spiders.

What to Do if You Encounter a Spider

Most spiders are not aggressive and will only bite if they feel threatened. If you do find a spider in your home, the best course of action is to leave it alone if possible. If removal is necessary, try to gently coax it outside with a cup and a piece of paper.

When to Call a Professional

If you’re facing a significant spider infestation or are uncomfortable dealing with them yourself, don’t hesitate to contact a licensed pest control professional. They have the expertise and tools to safely and effectively address the problem.

By following these simple tips and remaining vigilant, you can minimize your chances of encountering spiders in your home this fall. Remember, a little prevention goes a long way in keeping your space spider-free and allowing you to enjoy the autumn season in peace.

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