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Spiders in Seattle - Spider Control

Spider Control (Spider Pest Control) for Your Home

Generally speaking, spiders want to have as little to do with humans as possible. Moreover, contrary to a lot of people’s concerns, very few species have bites that are harmful to us. Even though our region is home to hundreds of different species, the incidence of dangerous bites is very low. Having said that, spiders are still attracted to the dark, concealed corners in our attics. And on the hottest days, your attic may well get hot enough to drive spiders to cooler living areas downstairs. What’s more, moisture helps spider eggs survive and therefore hatch in greater numbers. That’s a significant problem for homeowners here in the wet Seattle area. In other words, you’re still going to want to have effective spider pest control for your home. Summer is a great time to hire a spider exterminator.

Things You Can Do to Keep Spiders Out

  • Sweep away cobwebs wherever you find them. It probably won’t come as a surprise that one of the most basic steps of spider control is habitat clearance. Attics, stairways, firewood, outdoor furniture, patios, crawlspaces—anywhere with a secluded corner is a potential home for a spider. Sweeping for webs will force them to move to a new location. And if they’re moving around, they’re more likely to be found by predators. Alternatively, if you set up non-toxic glue boards inside, spiders are liable to be caught on them.
  • Reduce humidity levels inside your house. A dry house interior is less appealing to spiders, as well as the bugs they tend to feed on. Additionally, spider eggs and newly-hatched spiders are very delicate, and vulnerable to desiccation when there’s less moisture in the air.
  • Maintain trees and plants on your property. Keeping an 18″ perimeter around your house free of vegetation, and in particular trimming back trees and bushes in this area, eliminates entry routes that spiders and their prey would otherwise have.
  • Basic upkeep. One of the better ways to have spider control is to simply take care of your home. Maintaining caulking and weather stripping on windows, door frames, siding, and so forth will help to deny spiders entry. Similarly, ensuring that your attics and crawlspaces are properly ventilated will deter them from settling in those places. This is because the flow of air makes it harder for them to build their nests.
  • Monitor light sources. We all know that moths and other bugs swarm around bright lights after dark. But that also means they can draw hungry spiders looking for an easy meal. This doesn’t just apply to flood lamps—a crack of light from a window can draw them in too.
  • Hiring a professional spider exterminator for bi-monthly service is the easiest way to keep spiders at bay. Spider extermination is safe around your children and pets, too.
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The Limits of What You Can Do (Why You Need a Spider Exterminator)

Ultimately, it’s almost impossible to completely exclude spiders from your home, because they can slip through very small entries. And our homes provide excellent shelter and safety from prey. That means that possibly the best technique for spider control at your disposal is general pest control. Keep your house clear of the bugs spiders like to eat, and they’ll have much less reason to come inside. But that can be hard to accomplish for the same reason it’s difficult to keep spiders out.

Peace of Mind with Professional Spider Control

To make sure you’re doing everything possible to protect your home from a spider infestation, you need professional assistance. Eastside Exterminators has been helping homeowners get rid of spiders and keeping them out since 1969. Our technicians, who are all licensed pest control operators for the state of Washington, know how to target different solutions for different species of spiders, and work with you to implement best practices for spider control. Furthermore, Eastside Exterminators can help you deal with many other pest, rodent, and wildlife problems you may have. Call to learn more about our affordable services at (425) 482-2100

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