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Spider Pest Control Tips for Your Home and Yard

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spider pest control tipsSpider, just the word sends a chill down many people’s spines. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors; some are quite beautiful. That doesn’t mean that you want spiders in your home though. If you are dealing with spiders, pest control is probably your best option. Prevention can be very effective in managing a spider problem.

Understanding Spiders

You may be surprised to learn that not all spiders spin webs. Some spiders hunt their prey, often finding a dark place to lie in wait. When an insect passes by, the spider will pounce on it. Some will even chase their prey for a short distance. Most spiders are pretty shy and prefer areas that do not have a lot of human traffic. Attics, basements, crawl spaces, and storage rooms are all prime habitats for many species of spiders. They also like clutter so if you have clothing, newspapers, or magazines on the floor they may take up residence there.

Spiders Can Be Beneficial

For all their creepy crawliness, spiders are actually beneficial. In the garden, they eat insects that eat your plants. You’ve probably seen the large, brightly colored garden spiders in the huge, elaborate webs. They trap insects in those webs, keeping them out of your garden. However, spiders can be beneficial inside as well by eating other household pests. They are like a natural form of pest control – although you probably don’t want spiders running loose in your home. Although there is a beneficial side to spiders, pest control may be in order for spiders in your home.

Spider Pest Control and Prevention

Prevention is the best way to control spiders in your home. Yard clutter, as well as clutter in your house are viable infestation sources. Not only do they attract spiders, but other pests as well. Pick up items off of the floor, clean up basements, attics, carports, and garages so that spiders don’t have anywhere to hide. Clear away cobwebs and spider webs in and around your home. Make sure that windows and doors are sealed so that spiders can’t get inside.

Sometimes you may not be able to get a handle on a serious spider infestation; so, professional pest control services may be your best option. This has a two prong benefit:

  1. It gets rid of other insects in your home that the spiders may be feeding on – and that could be what is drawing spiders into your home, and
  2. It controls spiders in your home and keeps them out.

If you have spiders in your home and you want them gone fast, call on North Fulton Pest Solutions. One of our technicians will inspect your home and property, discuss your particular pest concerns, and help you get rid of spiders and other pests in your home. If you have spiders, pest control by North Fulton Pest Solutions can help get rid of them and maintain a pest free environment going forward.