What Attracts Spiders to My Maryland or Virginia Home?
There are quite a few things that attract spiders to your home, including typical factors that attract other pests, like easy food sources and shelter during the winter. Spiders feed off other insects, so if you find yourself dealing with an infestation, there’s a good chance there are more pests taking over your space. Other factors that attract spiders include:
- Food, especially fruits and vegetables
- Trash that isn’t taken out when full
- Crumbs that sit on your floor or pantry
- Shelter year-round, but even more in winter
- Outdoor waste such as leaves and brush around your home’s entryways
Signs of a Spider Infestation
One of the surefire signs of a spider infestation in your home is spotting them crawling around your space. In addition, finding webs, egg sacs, and droppings in the corners of your garage, attic, basement, cellar, or shed are indicators that spiders have started making your home their own. Droppings look like small, black paint splatters and can stain your baseboards or walls if left for too long.
In addition, you’ll want to keep an eye out for webs tucked into protected spaces, especially those with small, white web balls that contain eggs. These sacs can contain hundreds of baby spiders that, once hatched, will build their own webs in your home while not even bothering to pay a fair share of the rent. Spotting a spider or two may be an isolated issue, but it may be an indicator that more lie beyond. If you spot any number of spiders in your home, it’s time to call in the pest control experts at Frontline.
Prevent Spiders in Your Maryland and Virginia Home
One of the best spider prevention steps you can take is to seal cracks and crevices around your home including in attics, foundations, and around screen windows and doors. Use caulk to fill in gaps around faucets and electrical outlets as well as around wires and cables. If window screens are ripped or torn, replace them and fill in any gaps you find. Many spiders head indoors in search of food and shelter, so if you discover an infestation, there’s a good chance you have other pests in your home as well.
The best way to take care of an infestation is to prevent one before it has the chance to develop. At Frontline Pest, we’ll begin our visit to your home with an inspection to identify any areas that may be an access spot for spiders. We’ll treat the inside and outside of your home with a protective line that prevents almost all common pests from breaking in. We’ll continue regular treatments to make sure spiders are cleared out of your home and won’t be coming back. Our products provide high-quality results while keeping you, your family, and your pets safe.