House Spider Prevention Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

House spider on its web in a basement.

Have you ever noticed a spider web in the corner of your home and instantly gotten the chills? Do you feel like spiders are everywhere and become paranoid that one will dangle from the ceiling at any minute? House spiders can be pretty creepy despite the fact that they really aren’t dangerous to humans. Even though they aren’t dangerous, who really wants spiders living in their home? Not only are they creepy, but they can be a huge nuisance, too. When house spiders infest homes, they will build multiple webs throughout the home while searching for prey. These webs can be found in corners, on beams, under furniture and especially in uninhabited, dark areas such as attics and basements. The other thing about spiders—if you’ve seen one or two, you probably have more! They can be a real pain to get rid of once they’ve gotten inside, so it’s important for homeowners to do what they can to prevent them from doing so.

House spiders are 1/8th to 3/8th of an inch in size, so they can get into homes through the tiniest of openings. Homeowners will want to seal all cracks and crevices as well as caulk gaps in the foundation and exterior of the home, particularly those around windows and doors. It’s also wise to install door sweeps. Other home repairs, such as replacing broken windows or fixing holes in screens, are important in spider prevention. Homeowners should also take time to do some basic landscaping by trimming back trees and bushes away from the home. This will eliminate spiders using branches as a bridge to gain entry inside. The best way to make sure that your home is protected from house spiders is to contact your local pest control company.

For residents of Rock Island and select areas of Central and North Central Illinois, the company to place your trust in is Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. For over 85 years we have been helping eliminate and prevent pest problems. When you sign up for our Home Guardian SM Service, you’ll receive the most comprehensive year-round pest solutions. A service visit from us will look like this: our certified pest control technicians will inspect your home, identify the pest, determine the safest way to deal with the pest problem, and then implement a plan to eliminate the pest as well as prevent future infestations. In the case of house spiders, we will deal with the nuisance of getting them out of your home and we will make sure you won’t have to deal with them again. To avoid having a spider dangle down from the ceiling in front of you, contact Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators today!

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