Springfield Spider Solution

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Here in Springfield, we don't see a lot of black widow or brown recluse spiders. So, spiders are generally not considered a threat. They are nuisance pests. The most common spiders you'll see here are classified as house spiders--and they have the word "house" in their name for a reason. These species of spiders all prefer to dwell with us. We give them everything they need. Here are some things you may be giving your house spiders.

Something To Eat

Spiders usually only have one thing on their mind. These creatures are driven to find food. The question you need to ask yourself is: "Are you giving them what they want to eat?"

If your home has flying insects in it, spiders will love you for it. Fruit flies, cluster flies, and other insects may not be tasty to you, but to a spider, they are delicious.

If your home has plants, you're likely giving spiders a reason to dwell with you. Not that house spiders are vegetarians, because they aren't. Not even a little. But these creatures like to dine on the insects that do like to eat plants, like those tiny little aphids.  

Something To Drink

Spiders aren't just looking for food. They need something to drink as well. And it doesn't take much to give a spider a drink. They can get a drink from a sweating pipe or moisture droplets on a bathroom mirror. It isn't likely that you'll be able to get rid of water sources entirely, but installing a dehumidifier in your cellar and keeping a fan on in the bathroom when you take a shower can make your home less attractive to spiders.

Entry Points

If spiders are getting into your home, they had to have found a way in. That means you're giving them entry points to get in. But don't beat yourself up too much, it is hard to seal your house up tight enough to keep spiders out. In fact, it is nearly impossible without some kind of insecticide  treatment. But, applying insecticides without proper education can have harmful results, which is why you need the professionals here at American Pest Solutions.

The Solution; American Pest Solutions

If you have insects in your home--and you probably do--your home will be attractive to house spiders. If your home has water sources--and it probably does--spiders will be happy to dwell with you. The best way to get rid of spiders and keep them out is with ongoing pest control from a professional. When you get year-round pest control from American Pest Solutions, you'll be protecting your Springfield home from a whole bunch of other pests that aren't just a nuisance.