If there's one pest that gets a bad rap, it's spiders. Spiders are considered to be both helpful and unwanted at the same time. Even in the winter, spiders are often found inside people's homes and properties causing a degree of unrest for even the most stoic person.
However, how do spiders demonstrate so much activity in the winter? In truth, spiders boast their own antifreeze system within their body, which keeps them from freezing and being susceptible to the cold like other pests. In fact, unlike other pests, they don't come inside seeking warmth.
So Why Do They Come Inside?
Instead of warmth, spiders come inside seeking their prey. In case you're unfamiliar with spiders, they prey on pest insects, which is why they are considered relatively helpful so long as they don't bite people. Since they come in seeking prey, you'll notice an abundance of spiders if you have other active pest infestations at the same time.
More than likely, the spiders were already inside the home long before winter hit. This is because spiders usually hide in the corners and voids of your home and are only noticeable now because they've reproduced enough to create large numbers.
Spider Prevention At Work
Despite their ability to be helpful, most people don't want to see them inside the house. That's why we've put together this list of helpful prevention tips to follow so you can enjoy a pest-free winter:
Check The Entry Points: Insects get in through the cracks and crevices around your property. Spiders follow right behind them, which means if you seal the entry points, you'll protect yourself from spider infestations and other pests.
Windows: Many pests get inside through the windows since they represent an easy target. Look for gaps or damage to your window screens to identify points of entry. Fixing these sources will ensure spiders and other pests don't get inside as easily.
The Yard: A wild property means more insects and spiders will come to play. The more insects there are, the more spiders will exist on your property. By trimming your yard and keeping it maintained, you can avoid both problems at the same time.
Food Storage: Insects like to get into your food. If they can access it, they'll come inside. Since spiders are after those insects, they come inside too. Store the food away properly to ensure neither insect nor spider comes inside to stay.
Trash Storage: Most insects are attracted to your trash. Spiders will hang around there as well. Make sure to practice proper trash management to keep all pests, including spiders, at bay. Store the trash far from the home to give yourself the best chance.
Spider Prevention With Lamp's Pest Solution
The key to spider control and prevention is to focus on overall pest control. That's why our team at Lamp's Pest Solution focuses on delivering unmatched pest control solutions that consider the entire problem instead of just focusing on the symptom. We do this by performing an inspection first to better understand your specific needs.
Throughout our process, we perform the tasks necessary to address your problems today and lay the groundwork to ensure repeat occurrences don't happen as part of our comprehensive treatment plan. Depending on your needs, we offer monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly pest control treatments to ensure you have a pest-free home all year long.
Are you in need of spider prevention services? Then give our team at Lamp's Pest Solution a call to discuss your professional spider control options or fill out our online form to schedule your free quote.