Why Am I Suddenly Seeing A Lot Of Spiders In My Home?

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Spiders are one of the most feared creatures of all time. The good news is that most of the spiders you see in your home are relatively harmless. In fact, some of them are actually helpful in helping reduce the populations of other insects and bugs in your property. Nonetheless, very few people are thrilled about dealing with an excessive amount of spiders in their home or business.

If you start to see more and more spiders or webs inside your property, there are likely a few things to blame.

There are two attractants that typically draw spiders:

1. Shelter

When it gets cold, insects look for a warm place. This brings them inside man-made structures—including your home Spiders don’t have as much of a problem with cold because they have a built-in antifreeze that makes them resistant to freezing. But they go where the food is. So, if their food sources move indoors, you can be sure they’re to follow.

2. Food

The number one reason why spiders come into our homes is in the search for food. If you have food sources that insects can get into, they will thrive inside your home. And, when insects thrive, spiders will thrive too. If you want to control spider populations in your home, it’s crucial to prevent pests in general.

Some bugs don’t come into our homes because of cold or in search of food. Some bugs are carried in. If you don’t examine your packaged food when you purchase items at the store, you may have brought pantry pests into your home, and spiders feed on pantry pests.

If you brought fruit into your home and put it on the kitchen table for display, you may be seeing fruit flies or fungus flies zipping around. Flies are a dietary staple for spiders, who will show up in hoards to feed on other insect populations inside your property.

What to Do When You Have a Spider Infestation

The best way to control spiders is to control the bugs that spiders feed on. And the best way to control bugs is with ongoing pest service from a professional. At Russell’s Pest Control, we know how distressing a spider problem can be. Our spider exterminators can help you zero in on the pest service that will work best to keep spiders and other pests out of your home.