It happens every year when the weather cools down. First, you see one in the corner of the living room, then you see another above the light in the bathroom, and another crawling across your bedroom wall. The spiders have returned. Here’s how to keep spiders out of your Greenville home this winter.
Why Spiders Get Inside Your Greenville Home in Winter
First, it helps to know why spiders are coming inside in the first place. The weather certainly has something to do with it. Cooler temperatures will drive most pests into warmer quarters. However, the temperature is not the reason spiders move inside because spiders can survive in temperatures that are quite cold.
Spiders need a year-round food source. When those sources start to diminish outside, they look for where food is still plentiful. Oftentimes spiders invade homes because there are other pests there for spiders to feed upon.
The Problems Spiders Cause
Some spiders are simply a nuisance. House spiders often build and abandon webs, leaving unsightly messes all over your home. And wolf spiders are harmless but can cause quite a fright if you happen upon one unexpectedly.
Other spiders are dangerous. Brown recluse spiders and black widow spiders both have venomous bites. Although they only bite when they feel threatened and have no other option, the venom can cause serious health concerns and may require medical treatment.
Female spiders can lay hundreds of eggs every year, which can quickly turn a small spider problem into a big spider problem.
How to Keep Spiders Out of Your Greenville Home in Winter
Keeping spiders out of your home 100% of the time is nearly impossible, but you can reduce the chances of them getting inside with these tips:
- Reduce outdoor vegetation close to your home.
- Seal all cracks, gaps, and holes around your foundation, doors, and windows.
- Install door sweeps on all outside doors.
- Reduce moisture in and around your home.
- Most importantly, get professional help.
Whether you’ve noticed a lot of spiders in your home or you simply want to prevent them from getting inside in the first place, professional pest control from Spencer Pest Services is your best option. We offer year-round pest control packages that will not only eliminate and prevent spiders but will also get rid of the pests that draw spiders to your house in the first place.