Fall Spider Control Tips
by Barbara Lietke on 10/20/2017Category: Seasonal,
Fall Spider Control Tips
With Halloween right around the corner, chances are you’re going to be seeing spiders everywhere you turn. With some handy tips from the professionals at Midwest Exterminating, you can make sure that the only creepy-crawlies in your home are for decoration.
As the weather turns colder, it isn’t just us humans who want to spend all of our time indoors in the cozy warmth. Spiders need shelter too and move inside in the fall as well. While most spiders are relatively harmless, they are nonetheless the most feared of all pests, and understandably so. Those who come in contact with a Brown Recluse or a Black Widow spider and get bitten can sometimes require hospital treatment and bites have occasionally even resulted in death. The good news is that with some spider know-how and easy preventative measures, you can prevent that from happening.
Spiders belong to a class of insects called Arachnids. All Arachnids have eight legs and three segmented body parts: the head, body, and legs. They all have either three or four pair of eyes, and feed via external digestion, in which they inject their venom into their prey and after the digestive enzymes have broken the prey down, the feed on the liquid inside. Additionally, all true spiders spin silk. The “daddy long-legs” spider is not a true spider as it has neither silk nor venom. There are over 40,000 known types of spider worldwide, and most prefer to live on land in a variety of different environments.
Methods of Spider Control
Because Spiders feed on insects, the most effective way to prevent spiders in your home is to reduce their food supply. Make sure that:
- All entry points into your home should be sealed such as: cracks around doors, windows, around pipes, and in exterior walls.
- Turn off any exterior lights around your home such as floodlights and porch lights. Spiders like to be where their food source is and flying insects love light.
- Keep basements dry
- Remove cobwebs
- Keep your house, and especially your kitchen, free of crumbs and unsealed food that attract insects. Where there are insects, there will be spiders to eat them.
If the methods above aren’t enough to control your spider problem, or you have any other pest-control needs, give the professionals at Midwest Exterminating a call. We are a family-owned business serving the pest control needs of families in Northern Illinois including Naperville, Lock Port, and the surrounding areas. We guarantee Extermination of all of your Pest Problems with our 6 month Extermination Written Guarantee!
We are open 24 hours a day. Call Midwest Exterminating at 630-968-0200 for a free estimate or to schedule a pest inspection.