Hartford's Complete Guide To Effective Spider Control

A spider crawling on a surface area

Control Spiders By Controlling Flies

Do you know that spiders often become a problem because flies have started to become a problem? If fruit flies, fungus gnats, houseflies, or some other fly has started to present an issue for you, don't be surprised when spiders start becoming an issue as well. Get control of flies to make spiders go elsewhere for a meal.

  • Make sure your trash doesn't sit in your kitchen for more than a week.
  • Consider putting your dirty dishes in a sink of soapy water.
  • Clean spills up immediately.
  • Store fruit in your fridge.
  • Examine your potted plants for fungus gnat activity and address it quickly.
  • Make sure your door and window screens are working properly.

Control Spiders By Controlling Moisture

Spiders feed on moisture pests. If you have high humidity in your home, you'll lure moisture pests inside. You should not be surprised to start seeing spiders if you've already seen centipedes, millipedes, silverfish, or some other bug in your home. Reduce humidity to reduce spider sightings.

  • Install dehumidifiers in damp areas, such as your basement or cellar.
  • Install fans to vent moisture out.
  • Be sure to use your bathroom fan when taking a shower or bath.

Control Spiders By Removing Webs

Some spiders create egg sacs with hundreds of eggs. These sacs are often created on their webs. If you see a spider web, it is best to remove it quickly just in case there is an egg sac on it. This can significantly reduce spider activity inside your home. Do this on the outside of your home as well. Fewer spiders around your home will result in fewer spider invasions.

Control Spiders By Reducing Access Points

Spiders get into your home through gaps around plumbing, doors, windows, and exterior wall penetrations. They climb through rips in your screens, gaps in your weatherstripping, and holes in the wood of your home. Do a detailed inspection of your exterior walls and foundation and address any entry points you find.

Control Spiders By Controlling Spider Habitats

There are many factors that can cause spiders to want to live near your home. If you address these, you can reduce spiders.

  • Firewood or lumber stacks
  • Objects with voids inside
  • Piles of rocks
  • Dense vegetation
  • Dampness or high humidity
  • A high population of bugs or insects
  • Holes in the ground

Control Spiders By Contacting A Professional

There are many ways a professional can reduce spiders around your home and keep spiders from getting into your home. If you live in Hartford, contact American Pest Solutions and request a pest control inspection. We can guide you in finding the right pest control plan to address spiders and other pests in and around your Hartford home. Life is a whole lot better without pests. Let us help you start your pest-free life today.