A Practical Spider Prevention Guide For Streator Homes

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If imagining a spider in your mind's eye is enough to make you shiver, you certainly don't want to deal with arachnids in the confines of your home. But if you find a spider living in your house, even in the dusty corners of an attic, or spinning webs in the cold air of your basement, leaving it is a huge mistake. One spider can quickly become an infestation that will take over more and more of your home.

As the top Streator pest control service, we've found that many people don't know the best way to get rid of spiders. So we've written this post to teach people like you why spiders invade Streator homes and how to keep them outside. Please read it to learn how to protect yourself, and call our incredible team at Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators to take your home back from spiders!

Types of Spiders That Invade Streator Homes

There are more than 3,000 types of spiders in the United States. The good news is that Streator is home to only a handful. These include:

  • The black widow a famously venomous species with a distinct red hourglass marking on its black body. While not house spiders, they have been observed entering homes through cracks in walls.

  • The brown recluse is another spider with a preference for nature. If you find one in your building, it likely entered while hunting prey. During the day, they usually hide beneath leaves, twigs, and other natural debris.

  • The common house spider. Though there are many different house spiders, the common house spider is distinctly yellow-brownish. Though they're aggressive hunters, they aren't venomous.

These and other spiders in Streator can become a nuisance (or even dangerous) once inside your home. Our technicians quickly identify spider infestations in your home and apply treatments that eliminate these pests before the situation worsens.

What It Means If You're Seeing Spiders In Your Home

The two biggest reasons spiders venture into buildings are to feed on other insects and to avoid harsh weather conditions. Either way, the solution is to maintain your property to eliminate insects and reduce hiding places in your yard. Repairing home damage that could act as an entrance is also vital.

When you call Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators, our team will start by inspecting your property. In addition to finding where the infestation occurs, we can help you identify how pests can get inside your home. Addressing these problems is essential to preventing future infestations.

Five Naturally Effective Spider Prevention Tips

If you don't want to deal with spiders in your house, you need to be proactive in preventing them. Fortunately, doing so doesn't require huge expenses or dangerous products. Instead, these natural methods will help keep spiders at bay:

  • Keep your home clean and orderly: Doing this will give pests, including spiders, fewer places to hide.

  • Maintain your lawn and garden: Spiders that choose to hide and hunt near your home are more likely to enter it. Minimize this risk by cleaning debris and trimming back plants.

  • Remove webs as you find them: Removing webs eliminates a spider's means of catching food and will encourage them to move on.

  • Check on your window screens: A small tear will allow spiders to nest inside your window. From there, it's only a matter of time until you open it and let them inside.

  • Don't leave food out: Spiders may not eat your crumbs, but their prey will.

Of course, there's no singular best way to keep spiders away. As part of our pest control services, we'll educate you on the different prevention methods you can use post-extermination to keep your home safe.

Professional Pest Control Makes For The Best Spider Control

The best solution to spiders in your home is professional pest control, and Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators is the best in Streator. Our comprehensive five-step program will address each of your needs without cutting corners. Call today for a free estimate and put our experts to work for you!

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