Nobody likes spiders. These eight-legged creatures can be creepy, and they often find their way onto our property uninvited. Although most spiders are just a nuisance, some can be dangerous or life-threatening.
If you have a spider problem, don't worry – we're here to help! In this blog post, we will discuss some tips that you can do to prevent spiders from invading your home.
Spiders can get into your home through the tiniest of cracks and openings. Inspect both the interior and exterior of your home for any spider-sized gaps. A spider can fit through small holes and slits, so be sure to seal all gaps no matter how small to avoid spiders entering your home. Use a sealant or caulk to fill in these spaces and keep spiders out.
Like many other pests, spiders are drawn to trash and garbage. Be sure to keep your garbage cans clean and sealed tight. If you have any food waste, be sure to clean it out as soon as possible. The less garbage that spiders have access to, the less likely they are to become a problem in your home.
First and foremost, keep your property clean and clutter-free. A spider-infested home is usually a messy one. Spiders love dark corners and places to hide, so the less clutter you have around, the less likely they are to stick around. Regularly sweep and vacuum your floors, and dust all of your surfaces.
Spiders thrive in areas of high vegetation. If you have any plants or bushes near your home, be sure to trim them back. Keeping your vegetation neat and trimmed will remove spider hiding spots and make it less likely for spiders to enter your home.
Spiders often hitch a ride into homes through boxes, bags, and other items that have been stored outside. Inspect any items that you bring inside for spiders before bringing them into your home to make sure you are not carrying a spider into your house. This is especially important with bringing in shoes or other items that may have been sitting outside for a while.
If you take a broom and sweep spider webs away from the exterior and interior of your home, it will help to reduce spider populations. The longer you leave a spider web hanging in your garage, the more likely spiders are to make a home inside of yours. Knocking down webs is the first step in telling spiders they are not welcome at your house.
The Minneapolis-St Paul region is chock-full of spiders due to its diverse array of habitats. From wooded areas and wetlands to prairies and urban neighborhoods, there’s a spider for every environment. Here are some of the most common spiders you might find in Minnesota:
If spiders still do manage to sneak in, do not beat yourself up! Spiders can be hard to predict! Because of the many different types of spiders that can be found in Minnesota homes, knowing their behaviors and how to get rid of spiders can be confusing. It only takes a few spiders before they populate and overtake your home. That is why we have Valor Pest Solutions! We will identify spider species in and around your home and provide spider removal and exclusion services to keep spiders away. Learn more about our pest control services, or contact us for a free quote! We can help you take back your home and rid your property of these unwanted guests.
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