Tips for controlling spiders around your home
Spiders are actually, for the most part beneficial. They survive by feeding on insects. Oftentimes they are the most important biological control of insect pests in gardens, fields, and homes. However, their presence is a cause of concern to many homeowners and businesses. Many people fear spiders beause of stories or myths. Others object to spiders because of their habit of building webs in and around structures. There are a few spiders whose bite require medical attention, such as the Black Widow and Brown Recluse but most spiders are basically harmless.
When attempting to control spiders in your home, one thing you should understand is that pesticides alone will not be very effective. As with most pest attention must be paid to why they are there. A few easy steps you can take to reduce the population in and around your home are.
- Regularly brush down or vaccum spider webs.
- Remove wood debris, rarely used toys or equipment and other sheltering sites next to the home
- Make sure all screens and doors are sealed properly.
Since spiders feed on insects another part of control should be eliminating thier food source. Routine pest control is a very effective way to eliminate spiders from in and around your home. If you hire a pest control company make sure you request they remove spider webs for you during the service. Most companies will do this at no extra charge, it has become a standard practice in our industry.