What Spiders Are Looking For

A spider making a web

Have you ever thought about the fact that spiders do not just randomly appear in your home? They have a designed purpose for infiltrating your defenses and setting up housekeeping inside your wall voids, in that old suitcase stuffed on your basement shelf, in the back corner of your bedroom closet, and along the edge of your living room ceiling. In fact, spiders know that when they move into your home there will be an abundant supply of food and water and that they will be sheltered from most if not all of their natural predators. Living inside your home is really quite an ingenious solution for them.

While spiders do not typically pose a threat to people other than the obvious scare factor, they can be an indication that your home has an issue with pests since spiders will not live in areas that do not supply them easy access to their food source which just so happens to be insects. The presence of spiders in your home can also indicate a moisture issue since they do require water to survive, albeit a very small amount. That sweating pipe in the basement or that slow drip under the bathroom sink is just enough to satisfy the water requirements of spiders and many other insect pests.

There are a few things that you can do around your home that will help deter spiders from taking up residence there with you such as:

  • Inspect your foundation and seal any gaps, cracks, or holes
  • Fill gaps around utility entrances and use chimney caps
  • Make sure that all window screens are secure and in good condition
  • Install door sweeps on all exterior doors
  • Control moisture by using dehumidifiers in basements and other moisture-prone areas
  • Keep storage items in totes with tight-fitting lids rather than in cardboard boxes
  • Keep clutter to a minimum in all areas of your home including storage areas
  • Vacuum and dust regularly
  • Clean up crumbs and spills right away and clean under large appliances regularly

While many of these tips will certainly help to deter spiders, having American Pest Solutions custom design a year-round pest control plan for your home is the surest and best way to eliminate pests and keep them from returning. Our pest experts have the tools, training, and technology necessary to quickly eliminate spiders and other pests from your home. All of the materials that we use are EPA certified and safe for use in your home, and we even offer safe and effective green solutions if you prefer.

Don’t let spiders and other pests live in your home when your effective and safe solutions from American Pest Solutions are only a call away.