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Summer Spider Control

by Hopper Environmental on September 10, 2013

Spiders are some of the creepiest creatures in the world of pest control. Nothing is more frightening than seeing one on the floor, the wall, or even the ceiling. Keeping them out of your home during the warm summer months, though, can be frustrating. These tips can help.

  • Clear the clutter. Spiders love dark, hidden, protected areas. They need them to survive. If your home is filled with clutter, you’re creating the ideal environment for them. The sooner you can get rid of the clutter and get organized, the sooner you can keep your home spider free. Simple things like cleaning and organizing the bottom of your closet can be a huge help as you work to get rid of these pests.
  • Vacuum everything on a regular basis. Spiders love to hide, so don’t forget those great hiding places like under your bed, behind bookcases, and even hidden spots on shelves.
  • Solid screens and doors are a must. Check your window and door screens as well as your thresholds to make certain you’re not issuing an open invitation for spiders to come into your home. If they can crawl in and find food, they most certainly will, so do a quick evaluation of your defenses to make certain you’re keeping them out.
  • Take a look outside your home, too. Keep it well-trimmed. Make certain bushes and mulch are well away from the base of your home. Keep your woodpile away from your home too. Anything that may attract other pests to your home is just as likely to attract spiders, so keep it at bay as much as possible.

Remember that among the thousands of species of spiders, most are completely harmless and very beneficial to the environment. You probably still don’t want them in your house, though, so contact a good pest control company in Springdale if you think you have a problem on your hands.

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Dave September 11, 2013 at 11:09 am

While I wouldn’t suggest that people allow spiders to infest their home, one or two non-poisonous spiders in the home isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as they tend to eat flies, gnats, mosquitoes and other insects that may carry diseases.


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