Spider Webs Are A Sign

An image of a lit-up Halloween-carved pumpkin on the ground with webs and a dark sky background

When spider webs start appearing on windows all around town it can only mean one thing. It's Halloween! You'll also see spider webs hung on porches and balconies, stretched out from roofs to stakes planted in front yards, stuck to the face of pumpkins, covering exterior walls, draping from trees, and even adorned on fingernails and costumes. Spiderwebs and Halloween go together like peas and carrots, so to speak. But real spider webs are a sign of something else. Yup, you guessed it. They are a sign that you have spiders.

You're not likely to see a spider crawling around inside your home. Unlike the orb spiders in your garden, house spiders don't generally hang out on their webs. They usually create multiple webs and check them at night to see if they've caught anything. This is also when they may accidentally crawl on you and leave a bite.

If you're seeing webs in your home, it is a sign that you have spiders. Real spiders. Not those giant black plastic spiders that get dropped down on you when you least expect it. And the more webs you see in your home, the more spiders you probably have.
While many of us enjoy a good scare and don't mind fake Halloween spiders all that much, few of us like real spiders. If you're in the "don't like spiders" camp, we have some good news for you, and some bad news.

The bad news about fall spiders is that your home is a lot nicer to be in than a log or a tree hole. It is summer inside your home all through fall and even winter. And, even though spiders have a natural antifreeze that protects them from freezing temperatures, they may just decide to make your home their winter home.

While there isn't much you can do to keep spiders from getting into your home, there is a lot you can do to deter them from coming out into your common areas. Most of them have to do with reducing flies, which are the dietary staples of spiders.

  • Keep things clean.
  • Keep trash in a sealed container.
  • Keep dirty dishes in a sink of soapy water instead of stacking them next to the sink.
  • Keep fruit in the fridge.
  • Suck webs up with a vacuum or sweep them away with a broom to deter spiders from making webs in that location.

If you do these things, you can reduce how much you will see spiders and the webs they make. If you want to do more than just "deter" spiders, we can help. American Pest Solutions has been protecting homes from invasive pests for over 100 years. Reach out to us today for immediate assistance, we have the perfect pest control plan for you.