Many people are frightened by the thought of spiders crawling around their house. They are creepy but it’s not too late to start working on ways to keep them out of your house. Animal Pest Management Services, Inc. is here to share some tips to help you keep spiders out of your home this cold winter season.
DIY Spider Control Doesn’t Work
DIY pest control chemicals are often useless in the effort to eliminate spiders. Their legs are much too long to be effected by insecticides since their abdomens hardly ever even touch it. The spider’s legs don’t have a circulatory system in them to transfer the insecticide to the main organs of the spider’s body, rendering the insecticide useless. The only time that insecticides are truly effective is when they are coating an opening that the spider is frequently crawling in and out of. This would include areas like baseboards and other cracks in walls and windows.
Try to Kill Spiders on Contact
Killing a spider by actually spraying insecticide directly on its body is one of the best ways to kill it. You can also kill spiders by smashing them with an object or stepping on them. This can seem impossible to keep up with when you think about tackling a spider infestation one at a time. However, anytime you see a spider and it is in your home where you don’t want it, smash it.
Remove what Spiders Eat
The biggest secret to getting rid of spiders is to remove their food source. Spiders will only build their webs where they can find food. If you eliminate the flies and other small pests that spiders feed off of with effective pest control, you will be forcing the spiders to choose another place to live. The only spiders that will not sit in their web and simply wait for their prey to come to them are jumping spiders. These spiders pounce on their prey and include wolf spiders and brown recluse spiders.
Spiders Are Not Generally Social
There are several insects that live in colonies and when you find one, you know there are many more where they came from. Spiders don’t work like that. They are loners. When you find a spider, it isn’t very likely that you have a hoard of them living in close proximity. They will travel to be alone. Part of this is their survival instincts. When they find a spot to themselves, they are more likely to catch more prey. This is why it makes sense to kill any spiders that you do see hanging out in your house.