It’s very common for homes to experience an influx of spider activity every winter. You would think that it is the cold air that pushes spiders indoors during the winter, but spiders can actually endure those temperatures quite well. What they can’t do is find insects to feast on outdoors during this time of year. So they move inside, looking for insects inside your home. That may be why they come inside your home, but how do they get in is the real question. Spiders are pretty small and can sneak in through tiny cracks and crevices in the foundation of your home. They can also get in through gaps around window and door frames as well as around utilities entering your home. Spiders can also hitch a ride indoors on packages, boxes, and firewood.
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What Types of Spiders Are There Near Me?
The most common and harmless spiders in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Eastern Shore of Maryland are the common house spider and the wolf spider. They may look scary but they are generally regarded as harmless. The more dangerous common spiders would be the black widow spider and the brown recluse, both of which can cause some serious health issues if someone were to be bitten by one.
How Can I Prevent Spiders From Getting Into My Home?
In order to prevent spiders from getting into your home in the winter, and basically all year-round, you will need to seal off all potential entry points. More importantly, you should enlist the help of a professional pest control professional, like Viking Pest Control, to rid your home of all of the insects that have infested your home, along with the spiders that are drawn to them. Keeping your home free from too much moisture that spiders need to survive also helps. And clean up all clutter where spiders love to hide.
When you have spiders living inside your home, you will want to make sure that you and your family are safe from the dangerous ones. Be sure to shake out clothing that has been lying on the floor before putting them on, check the insides of shoes before wearing them, and inspect all items that you bring in from the basement or outside.
The next time you are faced with a serious spider problem, ask yourself if you are also dealing with an insect problem as well. Then call on the pest control professionals at Viking Pest Control. When you choose to sign up for a year-round Home Protection Plan, you are taking a stand against invading pests. With a year-round plan, our professionals will not only remove current pest threats, but will take steps to assure that future problems are prevented as well. If you want to make sure that you and your family are completely protected, call us today to learn more.