Why Do I Have Spiders In My Maysville Home?


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Spiders are much more than scary critters that some find particularly frightening, they are also common invasive pests. Not only are they capable of frightening you, but spiders are also always signs of larger pest infestations in your home because they are only attracted inside to find prey. Learning how you can prevent spiders from getting in and curb overall pest populations will help you keep your home pest-free.

What Spiders Can You Encounter?

Most local spiders aren’t particularly dangerous to people or pets. While all arachnids have paralyzing venom and are adept hunters, only a couple of them have potent enough bites to truly cause health problems for things that are so much larger than the bugs they hunt. In general, spiders are mostly docile creatures that don’t bother humans unless they have to. Unfortunately, the venomous kinds of spiders, which can result in painful symptoms and trips to the hospital, are also fairly common to spot around homes and yards. From common house spiders to more dangerous black widows, the best course of action is to treat all spiders as the unwelcome intruders that they are.

How Spiders Get Into Homes

Unlike other pests, which invade human properties in search of food and shelter, spiders don’t need to go inside to find either of them. Spiders can survive freezing temperatures, so they don’t need to find warmth indoors like other pests. However, when other pests, mainly insects, are driven indoors during cold months, spiders follow suit. That’s why spider populations are usually signs of larger pest problems, which you need to address completely if you’re ever going to truly get rid of the arachnids. The problem is, if you wait until you notice spiders or their prey, you’re already behind the 8-ball when it comes to pest prevention. Chances are, spiders and bugs have always been there, hiding within the walls or voids of your home. They simply become more noticeable because their numbers have grown or they’ve grown so fat off of the food that’s available inside that they’ve outgrown their old nesting grounds. That’s why it pays to keep up on prevention steps well ahead of any increased pest activity.

How To Prevent Pest Infestations

Since spider prevention is really about defending against all kinds of invasive critters, you have to address a wide range of proper prevention methods:

  • Food: Foraging insects like ants and cockroaches will chew through stored food packaging to gain access and contaminate the goods. These are the same kinds of bugs that spiders eat.
  • Trash: Pests will also find scraps in the trash, so proper garbage disposal and storage is a big component in pest prevention.
  • Cleaning: Even tiny crumbs and traces of spills can attract pests inside, which is why you need to frequently clean under heavy appliances and any other often-missed areas where spills build up.
  • Cracks: Routinely checking your exterior for cracks or holes, making fixes with caulk or another type of sealant, will help reduce the access points that bugs use to get inside.

General Pest Control From Ohio Pest Control

Overall pest control is a large task, one that average homeowners don’t often have the time or resources to address fully. That’s why smart homeowners turn to pest experts, who can help them make sure they’re staying up on proper prevention and catching the signs of pest activity early. At Ohio Pest Control, our trained experts will get started right away on an inspection of your home, checking for any problem areas that might attract spiders or other pests. If issues are found, we’ll work quickly to remove them and follow-up to make sure the problem stays gone.

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