Tips to Prevent Spiders
They have eight legs. Their lifespan ranges from one to 25 years, and it’s been estimated that you’re never more than 10 feet away from one.
We are talking about spiders. These creatures can elicit a real case of arachnophobia and be an annoyance in homes, businesses, garages and attic spaces when they come indoors.
There are more than 40,000 types of spiders living around the world, and 1,200 can be found right here in the U.S.
It’s estimated that spiders eat more insects than birds and bats combined, helping to control the pest population. So although there may be benefits to these eight-legged creatures, for most of us they are just another pest.
Here are some tips to spot a spider infestation and prevent spiders from making your space their home:
- Webs located in corners of rooms, windows, vents, and other areas in the home that reappear within hours of removal indicate active spiders
- Small, pod-like structures in webs; these are spider eggs – a sign spiders are breeding
- Small insects are attractive to spiders for food so it’s important to eliminate this food source with a pest control service to keep spiders away
- Spiders like places where they can hide so be sure to remove clutter like stacks of newspapers or wood piles
While most household spiders are typically harmless, certain spiders can pose a danger to humans such as the Brown Recluse Spider and the Widow Spider, due to their poisonous bites.