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How To Prevent Spiders From Entering Your Syracuse Home

Spiders can be frightening. Even people that don’t have a problem dealing with pests like roaches and ants are often put off by these little creatures. For the most part, spiders are harmless and will not hurt you. There are a couple of notable exceptions, including the brown recluse and black widow spider, both of which are poisonous. While some spiders can be useful and will help control the bug population around your Syracuse home, you don’t want to let a spider issue get out of control. It is best to keep these eight-legged critters from ever coming in your home in the first place, or you may find yourself battling their presence for quite some time.

Use A Repellant

Getting rid of spiders when you see them is certainly an effective short-term solution. However, if you want to be preventative, spray a repellant around your windows, doors, and floorboards. Try creating a solution that is half water and half white vinegar, put it in a spray bottle, and apply it liberally around your home. Not only will the vinegar kill the spiders on contact, but the pests will also try to avoid it if they come close to it. Remember to be careful about where you spray; you don’t want to put the vinegar on any surfaces that could be damaged.

Put Away The Trash

Flies are one of the main food sources for spiders. Flies love trash cans; particularly if the lids aren’t secure or if food particles are hanging around the rim, these little pests will make quite a nuisance of themselves. In the process, they’ll attract spiders to the area. Therefore, make sure your trash can has a tight-fitting lid; use bungee cords if you need help securing the top. Also, keep the cans as far from the house as possible. A little distance could go a long way toward keeping spiders out of your living area.

Clean Regularly

Spiders like to hide. If you keep your home neat and picked up, you will discourage spiders from settling down in your home. Make sure you sweep the kitchen each evening before bed. Vacuum at least once a week; if you notice any webs or spider eggs, get rid of them. Because spiders like to eat other bugs like ants and roaches, don’t leave food out that would attract these pests. Finally, always throw away magazines and cardboard when you are finished with them.

Keep It Dark

If you’ve ever turned the porch light on at night, you know that doing so draws insects toward your home like a magnet. Because spiders like to eat insects, you’re also bringing them to your property as well. Therefore, don’t leave your outside lights on at night. Only flip the switch when you need the extra light, and be sure to turn them off as soon as you can.

Use Your Screens

Do you like letting fresh air into your home? You don’t have to stop the cool breeze, but it is important to take steps to prevent spiders from getting in. Make sure you have screens on your windows. Look at them every few weeks to make sure there are not any holes that would allow bugs to gain access to your house. Since spiders move around more at night, close the windows before dusk to be extra cautious.

If spiders aren’t your favorite sight, you are certainly not alone. The good news is that there are things you can take to discourage these little creatures from entering your home. If you continue to have issues even after following all the steps above, it may be useful to get in touch with a professional pest control technician to see how they can help you.

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At Fox Pest control, we work hard to get the job done and get it done right the first time. Work with your technician to create a plan and restore your peace of mind. If you have trouble with spiders in your Syracuse home, don’t wait. Call today for a free inspection and estimate. Pests … it’s what we do.

Posted on November 27, 2019.

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