When is the last time you ran into a spider, or worse, one of their webs? Although we sometimes forget about their existence, spiders are all around us, building intricate webs in the corners of rooms, hunting prey around basements and crawl spaces, and some will even hide inside storage boxes. Even if your home deals with the occasional invasive spider, we have some information today you should know. To help you keep these invasive and sometimes dangerous pests out of your Tampa home, here are five no-hassle prevention tips you should know.
Keep Your Home Clean
Spiders are not drawn to dirty homes like other pests are, but they are drawn in by other pests. By nature, spiders are carnivorous and live on a diet of insects, arthropods, and other arachnids. To deter a wide range of pests from coming into your home and in turn attracting spiders, we recommend cleaning your home thoroughly and regularly. When doing this, do not neglect to wash floors beneath kitchen appliances, or clean in hard-to-reach areas. And put extra time into areas where you eat food.
As a bonus tip. Store leftover food inside airtight containers and invest in trash cans with tight-fitting lids. This will further limit pests from the food they need to survive while indoors.
Organize Your Storage Areas
Several species of spiders hunt from the ground and prefer living around cluttered areas. To deter these pests from settling down around your home, we recommend decluttering your storage areas and other cluttered rooms around your home. In addition to this, repackage things stored in cardboard boxes into sealable plastic containers as some ground spiders love hiding in these areas.
Knock Down Webs
Knocking down webs is one of the best ways to reduce spider populations around your property. This prevention method works best if you regularly check for and knock down webbing around your home’s exterior. To do this, use a long broom. We recommend storing this broom outdoors as it might pick up spiders or spider eggs which will become a problem if brought indoors.
Make Sure Your Home’s Exterior Is Sealed
Your home’s exterior is the gateway that determines whether or not pests like spiders find their way indoors. The better condition it is in, the less likely you will be to find annoying, dangerous, and destructive bugs indoors. To seal your home’s exterior to keep spiders out and other area pests out, here are some exclusion tips to use.
- Identify and fill in cracks and holes in your home’s exterior foundation as well as gaps around window/door screens.
- Make sure your home’s window/door screens are in good condition and properly installed.
- If they do not have them, install door sweeps under your home’s exterior doors.
- Keep unscreened doors and windows closed as much as possible.
- Repair damage to your home’s siding, roofline, and vents.
Invest In Professional Pest Control
This prevention tip does not require the other four to be effective and is the only way to guarantee spiders stay out of your home. If you are looking for effective pest control services in Tampa at an affordable price, look no further than Bold Servicing. Our team of licensed and trained professionals handles pests on a daily basis and has the advanced pest control equipment and treatments needed to properly handle spiders around your property.
Give our team a call today to learn more about our comprehensive general pest control plans and discover a solution to your Tampa home’s spider problems. We will make sure the job gets done right the first time.