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12 Pests of Christmas: Two Spiders Weaving!

🎵 On the second day of Christmas, my PMP found for me ...

Two black spiders,

And a rat chewing on my Christmas lights! 🎵

Rats aren't the only pest to worry about this holiday season. Picture it: it's Christmas eve, the lights are twinkling, cider is bubbling, bells are jingling, snow is falling ... and a creepy spider is crawling out of your Christmas tree! The last thing you want to encounter this holiday season is a winter spider infestation, spinning webs throughout your house.

Spiders are less visible in the winter, but only because they have sought a dry, warm place to shelter -- and the nooks and crannies of your home make the perfect resting spot. If your home is already infested with spiders, then you need our professional help. Call Eastside Exterminators now at 425-482-2100 and out pest control experts will make sure your home is clear of spiders, ants, rats, mice and any other pest.

Before spiders get into your home, however, here are some tips on how to keep out spiders in winter:

Get Rid of Winter Spider Infestation

winter spider infestationThe first step to getting rid of spiders is to get rid of their webs. Use a feather duster, mop or just a cloth to clear spider webs wherever you see them, including on the outside of the house. The spiders may rebuild their webs quickly, but continually knocking down their webs will tell spiders they are not welcome.

There might be webs in your garden and yard -- if these are within four feet of your house, get rid of them. It's up to you if you want to get rid of webs further away from the house, as spiders can help reduce the population of flies and mosquitoes around your home. But webs near the structure can be cleared.

Keep Spiders Out For the Holidays

Once you have cleared away all the webs, you will want to keep spiders away from the cracks, gaps and edges of your home. You can spray or dab different scents around these areas, including peppermint oil, spearmint oil or dryer sheets Spiders dislike the smell and will stay away.

Sealing up those tiny nooks and crannies will keep spiders out, as well. This includes around light fixtures, switches, power outlets, baseboards, drains, faucets, trim, and anywhere else a creepy-crawly spider could get in.

Watch Out For Spiders All Year

Spiders become more active as the weather warms up, but they are still lurking through the winter. Don't let spiders invade your holiday celebrations -- call us now at 425-482-2100 for professional pest management!