The Best Spider Control Methods for Your Home
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Spiders are commonly found in homes, especially if they’re seeking a warm place to live in a quiet corner of a room. Although spiders help control other unwanted pests, you’ll want to keep spiders from taking up residence in your home because they can quickly become a problem if there’s abundant food. Today’s blog from AmeriPest Solutions discusses the best home spider control methods.

Home Maintenance

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s certainly true for spider control. You’ll want to eliminate entry points for spiders, such as gaps in doors, walls, and ceilings. Make sure your HVAC ductwork is sealed completely. Keep your home clean and dust-free. If you find any bugs in your house, get rid of them immediately because spiders will be drawn to other insects as food sources.

Airtight Storage

Bugs and spiders can easily crawl into cardboard boxes to hide. It’s dark and warm. Consider airtight storage rather than cardboard boxes or shoeboxes for storing items. Invest in sturdy plastic tubs with tight-fitting lids that latch closed. If you have a bug problem, getting rid of your cardboard boxes is helpful. Then a general pest treatment comes in handy to control other pests which make a good food source for spiders, and eliminating those food sources controls spider infiltrations in your home.

Eco-Friendly Spider Control

AmeriPest Solutions does offer green and eco-friendly pest control products. While they aren’t as effective, they do work for mild infestations. Glue boards are some of our most popular green products. We place glue boards strategically in your home. 

Glue boards work great for spiders because they don’t ingest traditional products through their feet like flies or other insects. Spiders must clean themselves to ingest pesticides, and it may be a day or two before they die from ingesting them. Glue boards solve this problem by eliminating spiders that may have come in contact with other pest control products but haven’t ingested them yet.

Pest Control Services From AmeriPest Solutions

Have a spider control problem in your home or commercial building? Contact the experts at AmeriPest Solutions. We can assess the situation, determine the best course of action, and get rid of any spiders on the premises. Call (417) 861-4500 in Springfield, (479) 256-0086 in North Arkansas, or (417) 337-9711 in Branson with any questions.