How To Keep House Spiders Out Of Your Quad Cities Home

Brown spider crawling on someone's arm.

Even pests that aren’t looking to eat your food can be attracted inside your home. Spiders are common home invaders not because they need the things that our properties provide, but because the pests they hunt do. That’s why house spider prevention is really about general pest control. Learning how you can best protect your home from pests will help you avoid all sorts of creepy crawlers.

House Spiders: An Overview

The term “house spider” really applies to a wide and diverse range of spider species. They are generally small, brown or gray in color, and most of them are generally harmless to people and pests. While all spiders have venom and fangs, most are not aggressive and tend to hide during the daytime. They are extremely deadly for other insects, though, as spiders are nimble hunters that spin webs all over to capture prey from around a property. That’s why spiders are a sign of larger pest infestations. Chances are, spiders have always been lurking around your home or out in the yard. They’ve only become more noticeable because they’ve got plenty of food, allowing them to outgrow their initial habitats and hunt in greater numbers. That’s why it’s important to be able to spot the early signs of all kinds of pests -- and contact experts who can help.

Where Spiders Tend To Hide

Spiders are largely nocturnal creatures that rest and hide during the day. They spin webs all over that catch passing insects, so they don’t have to do much work during the day while they wait for their nets to catch their food. As such, they tend to stick to dark, damp nesting grounds that can be found all over your property:

  • Wood piles: Spiders like dark, woody environments where they can spin thick nesting webs and hide from the daylight.

  • Porches: Spiders also tend to nest on the undersides of porches and balconies, even beneath roof gutters.

  • Storage: When they get inside of structures, spiders tend to target storage areas like basements, crawl spaces, and closets.

Spider Prevention Tips & Tricks

While it’s important to do things to limit nesting grounds for spiders, it’s also important to make sure you’re addressing general pest attractants, too. If bugs are alive and well anywhere on your property, spiders will inevitably follow. Here are ways to reduce your risk:

  • De-webbing: Sweeping away or disrupting spider webs around your property will reduce their ability to catch a lot of prey, thereby helping to contain spider populations. Note that this is a reactive step, not a solution.

  • Crack sealing: Spiders and the bugs they hunt can make it through incredibly tiny cracks or holes. Checking your exterior regularly and making fixes will help limit their access.

  • Food storage: Spiders don’t forage for crumbs or loose food items, but the pests the hunt sure do. Deep clean regularly and store food in secure areas.

Contact Us For Help

Even clean homes can find themselves with pest populations. As the weather fluctuates and other factors beyond your control take hold, pests are driven to find shelter. Spiders follow after them. That’s why the only guarantees of protection come from professionals who know how to truly address the roots of infestations. At Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators, our trained experts can give you more tips and tricks for how you can stay ahead on pest prevention. Not only can we help make sure that household prevention is being done the right way, but we can also offer exterior treatments and de-webbing services that will stop pest populations before they begin. Let us get started on an inspection of your home right away.

For real protection from house spiders, contact us today.

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