Spiders are creepy and they can also be a nuisance when they enter our homes, but why are spiders attracted to our homes in the first place? In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the reasons why spiders may enter our homes and what you can do to keep them out.
Spiders are attracted to light. If you have bright lights on the exterior of your home, spiders may be drawn to them. This can lead to spiders building webs near your lights and potentially entering your home.
Spiders are also attracted to shelter. Your home provides a warm, dry place for spiders to live, which is especially appealing during the colder months. Spiders may enter your home to escape extreme weather conditions or to find a place to hide.
Spiders are carnivores and they love to feed on insects. If you have a lot of insects in or around your home, you may see more spiders. This is because spiders will go where their food source is. Insects like flies, mosquitoes, and moths are all tasty treats for spiders.
During the mating season, male spiders will often enter homes in search of a mate. They may be attracted to the scent of a female spider or may simply be following their instincts.
What Can You Do?
Now that you know why spiders may be entering your home, what can you do to keep them out? Here are some tips:
- Seal up cracks and crevices around your home to prevent spiders from entering.
- Use screens on your windows and doors to keep insects out. This will reduce the spider’s food source and make your home less appealing to them.
- Turn off exterior lights at night or replace them with yellow bug lights. This will reduce the number of insects around your home and, in turn, reduce the number of spiders.
- Hire a pest control company, like Adam’s Pest Control, to treat the perimeter of your home. Adam’s uses products to create a barrier around your home that spiders and other pests are unable to cross
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