6 Ways to Prevent Spiders this Season

6 ways to prevent spiders in your Everett or Snohomish WA home - Western Exterminator, formerly Pratt PestEveryone knows spiders are a symbol of the Halloween season, but did you know these creepy crawlers are also more common in the fall months? If you’ve noticed more spiders in your home this time of year, there’s a reason why. Like many types of pests, spiders are driven indoors when temperatures drop in October. Although most species are totally harmless, no one wants to deal with a ton of spiders in their home! Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent spider problems in your home this fall and all year long. Read on for Western Exterminator, formerly Pratt Pest’s top spider prevention tips!

Dangerous Spiders in Washington

For the most part, spiders inside your home will be harmless. There are three dangerous species, however, that are known to get into homes and yards. The black widow, hobo spider, and brown recluse spider are the main types of spiders to be wary of in this area. All three are aggressive and are known to bite when threatened. That said, they don’t actively seek contact with humans and will not bite unless it is in defense. If you see any of these spiders inside your home, it’s important to call a professional pest control company.

6 Steps to Keep Spiders Out

Most kinds of spiders you may encounter inside your home are not aggressive and won’t harm your family. Nonetheless, a spider infestation is something no homeowner should have to experience. The six main ways you can prevent spiders in your home include:

  1. Inspect your property for possible entry points. Look for any gaps or holes in your doors and windows, and patch them to keep spiders outside.
  2. Keep a clean, mess-free home. Remove clutter, debris, and food crumbs to avoid dealing with insects as well as spiders.
  3. Ensure your landscape is taken care of. Always mow your grass and trim your landscaping to eliminate spider hiding spots.
  4. Get rid of insect attractants. Keep an eye on other insect problems forming in your home because spiders will prey on them.
  5. Inspect any boxes or old items brought into the home. Spiders may be lurking inside old boxes or pieces of furniture.
  6. Try natural remedies to prevent spiders. Essential oils, diatomaceous earth, and white vinegar are three natural spider repellents.

How to Get Rid of Spiders

If you are noticing an excess amount of spiders inside your property, or noticed a dangerous type, it’s likely time to call a professional pest control expert for help. A trustworthy company such as Western Exterminator, formerly Pratt Pest can help control any current spider problems you’re experiencing as well as prevent new ones from forming!

Tips on Spider Prevention

To help prevent spider nesting around your house: Keep firewood and logs away from the home. Clean up leaves and other organic debris from around your yard. Trim back any trees and shrubs that contact the home. Caulk/Seal cracks and gaps in the home’s structure, foundations, doors and windows. Indoors, spiders can be prevented by frequent […]

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