Most homeowners do not want spiders in their homes and often dispose of them. What most homeowners don’t know is that spiders eat other household insects. Without spiders, your home will experience more flies, beetles, small roaches and centipedes. The next time you see a spider in your home, outweigh the pros and cons of disposing it. Spiders like to live in homes because they favor dark, dry and damp areas. This is why spiders are commonly seen in basements, under sinks and in and around drains. Spiders also like rotting material. Keep your basement dry and mold-free.
In some cases, a home can become infested with spiders. In this case, homeowners should take steps to exterminate the spiders. The best way to rid your home from spider infestation is to hire a professional exterminator.
Top Five Ways to Prevent Spider Infestation:
1. Remove Clutter – Spiders are attracted to clutter, especially piles of papers, clothes, shoes and more. Keep clutter to a minimum to reduce the occurrence. Keeping your closets organized will also help prevent spiders from finding dark, warm areas to lay eggs in.
2. Frequent Dusting – Frequent dusting will prevent spider webs from growing. Keep your ceilings, especially the ceiling corners free of dust. Purchase an extendable arm duster for easy so that you can easily dust ceiling and ceiling corners.
3. Repair Windows and Screens – Spiders will enter a home through small cracks in windows and window screens. Seal cracks and holes around the house on the interior and exterior of your home.
4. Remove Cardboard Boxes- Spiders like living in and around cardboard boxes. Replace cardboard boxes with plastic totes, carts or containers. Plastic totes can last a lifetime and won’t attract spiders and other insects.
5. Pest Control Maintenance – Have your house sprayed by a professional exterminator once a year. A pest control treatment will help control common household insects such as spiders, centipedes and silverfish.