How to Prevent Spiders from Living in Your House Rent-Free
Keeping spiders out of your house is important as the weather changes. Most houses are cooler than the outside, often, there are ways for them to feed that are easier, and there are more opportunities for an ambitious spider.
While most spider species in Sonoma County aren’t poisonous, two of the most dangerous – the black widow and brown recluse – are out there and can be potentially lethal. Even a non-venomous spider bite can be a problem, causing huge marks and a danger to children and people with health issues.
The good news is that it’s possible to prevent pests like spiders from getting into your house, which means that it’s harder for you to get bitten by them. The steps aren’t difficult and can be easily done as general housekeeping.
Keep plants away from the house
Spiders often get into your house from any plants are up against your house, so keeping your outside plants well-trimmed and any dead plants or debris cleaned up is the first step in keeping spiders out.
Clean up the outside of your house
Along with keeping your plants trimmed and neat, make sure that any spider webs on the outside of the house, trash, debris, or anything that might provide food and shelter for spiders is cleaned up as quickly as possible. This prevents spiders from having a place to get closer to the house-which they might use to get in.
Ensure windows and doors are tightly shut
Every entry point that you deny to spiders, the fewer spiders that can get into the house. This doesn’t mean that you can’t leave your windows open, just make sure they are solidly shut when you don’t use them.
Prioritize cleaning inside your home
Like having things outside that might be tempting to spiders and their prey to use, having food and sources of shelter in your house makes it easier for spiders to hide. Make sure that spiderwebs are cleaned out, there isn’t any dust or crumbs, and make sure spots where spiders hide are cleaned regularly.
Use pest control treatments, carefully
There are a number of natural repellants for spiders and other insects that they can feed on. And if that doesn’t work, there are a number of commercial pesticides that can deal with spiders and insects that get into your house.
But, if you’ve done all of this and you’re still having a spider problem, then it’s time to contact We Care Pest Control. With over twenty-five years of experience in handling pests from spiders to mice, ants to cockroaches, our pest experts in Sonoma County can handle most pest problems, often without disruption to your home or business.