Steps Texas Homeowners Can Take to Avoid Summer Spiders
There are a lot of creepy creatures in this world. Spiders are high on the list. Whether small or large, spiders have a certain way of moving that, when observed, can send chills down your spine. Obviously, these are not insects you want in your home. It doesn’t matter how many bugs they trap and kill, spiders themselves, when they get into homes, are a problem, a problem that requires a solution.
Factors that lead to spring/summer spider problems
Before we talk about steps to deter and avoid spiders this summer, let’s first talk about what draws them into homes in the first place.
The greatest factor that draws spiders into homes is the food they hunt. By their nature, spiders are predatory insects that hunt other insects for food. Some do this from a corner of a room using a web, others hunt from the ground and use their dexterous bodies to pounce on and kill prey. That being said, it is this prey that draws spiders into homes. If your home has other pests wandering or flying about, you can be sure spiders will take the opportunity to get inside and hunt if they are able. Some other things that invite spiders in include warmth, moisture, and shelter. These three things are much more easy for spiders to find inside homes.
Spider prevention tips and why now is the time to act
As we move closer to summer, spider activity will rise. This means the longer you wait to take precautions, the more of a chance your home will have of being invaded by spiders. That being said, here are some steps you can take now to protect your Texas home from spiders.
- Reduce moisture around your home. This includes fixing leaky pipes and installing dehumidifiers if your basement or other areas that are particularly humid.
- Keep outdoor lights turned off at night, or replace their bulbs with insect-resistant ones. Often times these lights invite other types of pests to come closer to your property, which will lure in spiders.
- Tidy up storage areas so there is less clutter for spiders to hide in and use as shelter.
- Seal up any cracks or gaps you find in your home’s foundation with a caulking gun. Do the same for any gaps around utility piping.
- Make sure all of your screens are in good repair so that they keep out spiders and the prey they hunt for.
Why call The Bugsperts if DIY fails
If, despite your efforts to keep spiders and other pests away, spiders still find their way indoors, we offer solutions here at Bill Clark Bugsperts. With a simple general pest treatment, we can set up a barrier to stop spiders and their prey from getting inside, and kill any that are already inside. All it takes is one phone call and you get protection against spiders and a number of other pests as well. Don't wait, our services technicians are standing by to assist you.