It’s common to see more spiders in our homes during the winter months. Many people believe this is due to arachnids coming inside for shelter from the cold, but sometimes these spiders have been in your home all year long and you’re just starting to see them now as male spiders come out of their hiding places in search of a mate. Spiders are quite good at staying out of sight, but if you’re seeing spiders in your home there’s a good chance that there are quite a few, as well as some other creatures that they use as a food source. In any case, though they are often more help than they are harmful, spiders belong outdoors, and they won’t go away if you leave them alone.
How to Prevent Spiders
Spiders are actually quite sensitive creatures and will respond quickly to changes in their environment. They will abandon their territory if they feel threatened, and are always on the lookout for a prime place to hunt or build a web, depending on the type. Preventing spiders may be as easy as using these amazing creatures’ sensitivity against them. Some people swear by scents as a major spider repellent. Lemon, cinnamon, and eucalyptus may all be used in a spray solution to try and deter spiders. Vacuuming, dusting, and sweeping on a regular basis can disturb spiders’ hunting or nesting, which often leads to their looking for a safer place to live. Without easy access to food and water, spiders and other insects will not be able to survive in your home, so keeping things clean and tidy can also make life harder for spiders in general. Beyond this, spider prevention involves the standard DIY pest prevention methods, keeping your property free of debris, limiting places the spiders can hide and live, and ensuring that your house is closed off to entry. Window frames, screens, doors, vents, chimneys, foundations, and utility conduits can all be entry points should be well sealed and maintained.
Benefits of Year-Round Pest Control
Calling for pest control services for a one-time treatment will eliminate existing infestations, but it doesn’t do much to prevent them from returning in the future. Because spiders and other pests tend to take up residence in your home throughout the year, you would benefit greatly from having year-round pest control in place, and Adam’s Pest Control can offer you the affordable and effective protection plan you need to keep your home pest-free. Each season, the expert pest control technicians we employ will take steps to prevent the most common insects and pests of that time of year, and help keep them out of your home. Our year-round plans provide between four and seven visits to protect against common household pests, and complimentary visits in between treatments if you see any of the pests we’ve protected your home against. A year-round pest control plan will save money over calling for one-time services a couple times each year. Not to mention, having an annual service plan provides discounts on treatments for services not included in the plan, such as wildlife control. Adam’s Pest Control is standing by to give you the service and expertise needed to get rid of your pest problems, and to keep them in the past.