Bedbugs Staten Island – Spider Pest Control
Spiders are an important aspect of ecological balance and provide a number of benefits. They feed on pests in your yard before they can become problematic for you, such as mosquitoes, ants, and flies. They keep these pests in check, and in doing so, prevent you from getting bitten, stung, and pestered.
Of course, even though spiders can and are a good thing, most people don’t want spiders crawling around in their home. Here are some steps that you can take to reduce the risk of encountering spiders in and around your home.
Spider Prevention Tips
- Organize Your Home and Eliminate Clutter – Spiders like to find nice hiding spots, or protected areas where they can build a web. If you keep your home neat and organized, you eliminate places where spiders can live and thrive, making your home less ecologically friendly to the critters.
- Keep Your Home Clean – Another way to prevent spiders from becoming a problem in your home is to clean your home regularly, especially in the areas where you cook and eat. Food particles attract a variety of pests, from ants to flies to roaches, and spiders will set up shop anywhere where these pests are active.
- Change Your Outdoor Lights to Yellow – A large variety of insects, like moths and mosquitoes, are drawn to white lights, and spiders take advantage of the volume of insects in the area by building their webs there. Yellow lights do still attract insects, but to a much lesser extent. Fewer insects mean fewer spiders.
- Turn Off Interior and Exterior Lights after Dark – Insects are drawn to light, so by simply turning off the lights when you leave a room and not leaving exterior lights on unnecessarily, you can reduce the numbers of both insects and spiders outside your home. Lights on the ground floor or at basement level have the strongest influence on insect concentration.
- Throw Away Your Garbage Frequently – Pests that persist on human refuse, such as cockroaches, ants, and flies, are drawn heavily to trash containers because of the high density of food available to them. Keep trash cans clean and empty trash frequently to give spiders fewer pests to eat.
- Keep the Inside and Outside of Your Home Sealed – Many houses have holes and gaps around the base of the home that pests use to make their way inside. You should inspect your home, locate these open areas, and seal them off. Also, make sure that all of your exterior doors tightly seal when shut, and make sure that screen doors have tightly fitting screens. Finally, make sure that all windows seal properly when shut.
- Maintain Trees, Plants, and Shrubs So That They Are Not Immediately Adjacent to your Home – Spiders will often build webs which stretch from nearby plants directly to your home itself. In order to most effectively reduce spider activity, leave an area of at least three feet between your plants and your home. Insects also gather and multiply in and around plants which influences spider activity.
- If You Use Firewood, Store the Logs Away from your Home – A wide variety of insects use wood piles for a home, such as rats and termites. Spiders will gravitate toward these harborage sites.
- Eliminate sources of excess moisture from your home – If your pipes or faucets are leaking, or if water pools in your sinks and bathtubs, this provides insects with a vital source of water which encourages spider activity.
- Knock down any cobwebs you find in your home – Spiders use their webs in order to trap and gather insects for their sustenance, and if you knock down their webs, you force them to migrate or starve. We recommend knocking them down with a broom, but try to either knock down webs when spiders aren’t present, or make sure you kill the spider before tearing down the web.
Spider Extermination Tips
- There are a number of sprays that are designed to specifically kill spiders and related pests. Simply spray the spiders directly with one of these sprays and they will die.
- Don’t be afraid to simply use a shoe, book, broom, or anything else you have handy to kill the spider. Just be careful so that you don’t accidentally cause the spider to fall or crawl onto you.
- Essential oils, such as citrus, peppermint, and citronella are poisonous to spiders and will kill them in even small concentrations. Fill a spray bottle up and fire away!
- If you can’t find the spider, but have access to the web, dust the web with an insecticide specifically designed for passively exterminating the spider.
Spider Extermination Services From Bedbugs Exterminator Staten Island
Under many circumstances, spiders are your friend. We don’t encourage you to kill spiders unless they are poisonous or they have taken root inside of your home in a manner which inhibits your ability to enjoy your life.
Small Spider Infestations can be easily handled by a homeowner, employee, or business owner, but major Infestations often need the assistance of a professional, especially if they involve a poisonous spider. Spiders are solitary creatures, but they often lay hundreds of eggs, which can be a major problem if they are well-established in your home.
The vast majority of the Spiderlings will die long before adulthood, but they still contribute to an infestation.
If you see Brown Recluses or Black Widow Spiders in your home, call a professional as soon as possible to investigate and treat your home for spiders. Also, if you start to see large numbers of spiders in your home, you need to call a professional to figure out the root cause of your Spider Infestation and eliminate it from the source.