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How to Prevent Venomous Spiders in the Quad Cities During the Late Summer

August 22, 2019

a brown recluse spider spreading its web along a wooden beam on a quad city property

If you find spiders in your house, there’s a good chance you have other insects in your home as well. Spiders, including venomous spiders like the brown recluse and black widow, feed on smaller insects, and like most predators, they go wherever the food is.

If you see a spider infestation in your home, it's likely the spiders have just followed other insects inside—insects start seeking warmth and shelter when the weather starts cooling, and spiders will be right behind them.

Of course, both kinds of infestations can get worse as summer turns into autumn, so your first line of defense is to prevent the spiders from entering your home. To close up the usual spots where spiders enter houses in Quad Cities:

  • Repair torn screens on windows and doors.

  • Install screens over vents and utility openings.

  • Use a sealant to fill in gaps in the foundation and exterior walls.

  • Make sure windows are fully shut and properly installed, so there are no gaps.

  • Install door sweeps on exterior doors.

Spiders are generally reclusive and rarely go out in the open. Check for them in the low-traffic areas of your home, such as the attic, storage closet, and shed. They may also be in higher areas, such as near the ceiling above shelves

Spiders also like cluttered areas that provide plenty of places for them to hide. If you enter an attic or similar space, be careful you don't disturb a spider. Generally, spiders, including venomous spiders, aren't aggressive toward humans unless they feel threatened. However, you can accidentally startle one, causing a nasty bite.

If you see spiders in your home, it's a good idea to call Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. We can inspect your home, determine how bad the problem is, and figure out the best way to treat the infestation. We can also help with any underlying pest infestation that attracted the spiders in the first place.

 

Call us today to set up a free home inspection so you can stop worrying about spiders in your Quad Cities home.


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