Home Spider Protection

11/18/2015


Spiders   

There are some things you can do to protect yourself and your family from spiders, and some things only a pest control company can do. In today's article we're going to explore both sides and, hopefully, shed a little light on the topic.

Some houses attract spiders. Outside trash cans are left open so that flies can accumulate, and when those flies accumulate, the spiders come to eat them. Flowers and plants are everywhere, moistened by daily watering. This brings spiders in for a drink and a bite to eat of some tasty aphids. These homes have tall grass to make those spider feel comfortable and plenty of clutter in the yard for them to hide in. There is an old tire, a few cinder blocks, toys littered about, and a few cords of wood right up next to the house. If your yard looks like this, it is a spider paradise. One of the best ways you can reduce spiders, is to reduce the conditions that draw spiders to your home. Fewer spiders in your yard means fewer spiders exploring your exterior walls.

Here are a handful of other things you can do to resist spiders:

  • Make sure you're not luring flies in at night with exterior lighting or light pouring out of your windows. Flying insects love light, and spiders love flying insects.

  • When you find spider webs around your house, get rid of them. This can prompt spiders to seek a new place to lay out their fly nets.

  • Inspect all your screens, door sweeps, and weather stripping, to make sure everything is in good condition. Spiders don't need much of a hole to get in.

Professional Spider Control

For some, they like their homes the way they are and don't want to change it to be resistant to spiders. They love having flowers and plants everywhere. They love being outside at night with all the exterior lights on. If this sounds like you, professional spider control is the answer. When you have year-round home pest services from a professional, like our team here at American Pest, you don't have to keep your guard up all the time. Our technicians have products and methods that keep spiders out, so that you don't have to. And, we do it in a way that is safe for you, your kids, and your pets.

There is one more thing year-round pest service will do for you: It also keeps your home and your family safe from over 30 other household pests. When you're ready to see how sweet life is without bugs and rodents, drop us a line. Here at American Pest, we serve Maryland and Northern Virginia with the most advanced pest products, expertise, and service available. Just ask our many happy customers on Angie's List or Best Pick Reports. When it comes to pest control, our goal is excellence.






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