As spring rolls around, the days get longer and the weather gets nicer, and we all start to prepare ourselves for the coming summer. While we are getting some spring cleaning done and digging out our shorts and tank tops, we are not the only ones preparing for the summer season. This is the time of year when spiders start looking for a place to make a home and lay their eggs. Spiders can lay anywhere between 100 and 2,500 eggs at a time. You don’t want to allow your home to become home to hundreds or even thousands of baby spiders!
In this blog post, we are going to discuss a few things that you can do to prevent spiders from making their home in your house. It’s important to remove or clean up places where they can hide and reduce the amount of ways that they can get into your home. Continue reading to learn more and if you are in need of spider prevention or control, contact the Sacramento pest control experts at Earthwise Pest Management.
DeClutter and Clean
Spring is a time when we all declutter and deep clean our homes, and this is highly recommended if you are going to prevent spiders from making your home, their home. When you clean and remove clutter, you’re reducing the number of places that spiders can hide and make a home in. In fact, keeping a clean clutter-free home is a good general rule to prevent pests of almost any kind.
In order for spiders to enter your home, they have to have a way in. When you seal any cracks or crevices that you find around the outside of your home, you’ll be making it more difficult for spiders to find their way into your house. Without an entry point, it makes it much less likely that you’ll be finding spiders inside your home.
Seal Around Windows and Doors
Oftentimes, there are small openings and cracks around windows and doors. Most spiders are not very large in size and fit through even small openings that may not be immediately obvious. Check around all of your windows and doors to ensure that there’s no openings big enough for a spider to fit through.
Check for Holes in Window Screens
Spring is a wonderful time of year to open the windows and let a soft breeze in. However, if you have any holes in your window screens, you may be letting the spiders in too. Check all of your window screens to make sure that they are intact. You’ll also want to make sure that they aren’t bent, otherwise the screen may not sit flush and spiders can sneak in through the small gaps in the sides.
Move Firewood Away From Your Home
Spiders love to make a home in piles of firewood and other clutter that may be piled around the outside of your house. It’s always a good rule, to prevent spiders and other pests, to move any stacks of firewood at least a few feet away from your house, so if spiders do make their home in your firewood pile, they stay outside where they belong.
Call Earthwise for Spider Control
If you want to prevent spiders from entering your home this spring or have already noticed a few crawling around, Earthwise Pest Management can help. We have extensive experience in pest control for everything from spiders and ants to cockroaches and rodents. No matter your pest problem, we can handle it. If you are in need of pest control in Sacramento or any of the surrounding areas, contact Earthwise Pest Management today.