How To Prevent Spider Infestations In California Homes

1/28/2019

Spiders are pests that we generally try to avoid at all costs. Spiders are known for being creepy and disturbing. They sometimes even leave unfortunate victims with a venomous bite. For many homeowners in California, spiders don't always stay outside where they belong. Instead, they invade residents' homes throughout the year. While spiders are usually beneficial for the environment by keeping insect populations at a reasonable level, they are not beneficial to anyone when they move indoors.

large brown striped spider descending from its web in arcata california

Why Do I Have Spiders In My Home?

Spiders tend to move into the homes of California residents during the fall season, but not to avoid the weather as some may think. Throughout the spring and summer months, most spiders remain in their webs in order to catch prey and stay safe from predators. However, as the fall season rolls around, spider activity begins to increase. During this season, male spiders begin searching for their mates, and it is often this searching behavior that draws them inside.
 
Another common factor that encourages spider activity is a pre-existing insect population inside the interior of your home. Spiders like to create their webs in areas with high insect activity and, if the insects that they prey on are finding their way into your home, those spiders won’t be far behind them!

Do I Have A Spider Problem?

In order to keep spiders from getting into your home, you must first recognize the ways they gain entry. You should also be able to identify warning signs that may indicate their presence. Webs in corners, high insect activity, spiders themselves, and spider egg sacs are all common indicators of a home that’s been infested.
 
There are a few active steps you can take to prevent spiders from gaining access to your home:

  • Install door sweeps on every door that leads outside.

  • Vacuum and sweep regularly, as these tasks help to clear out existing spider webs and egg sacs.

  • Keep your home as clutter-free and organized as possible to reduce sheltered areas where spiders can hide.

  • Seal cracks in windows and window screens, and repair gaps along your foundation and roofline.

  • If possible, keep your lights turned off at night to reduce the chance that insects will be drawn to your home, also reducing the chance that spiders will follow them.

Why Professional Spider Control Will Help You In The Long Run

Spiders are the kind of pests that keep returning if you don’t properly protect your home. The best way to ensure complete spider protection is by contacting one of the professionals from Accurate Termite & Pest Solutions. We will help you eliminate your spider problem for good with our spider control treatments!
 
A trusted home pest control plan will keep your home pest-free all year long, and remove the possibility that spiders will return. When it comes to spider removal and prevention, the pest experts here at Accurate have your back. To learn how our spider control and treatment plans can help safeguard your home, reach out to us!

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