spider crawling on a shelf inside a house

You’re likely seeing spiders because their outside environment isn’t providing them with what they need to survive. But since spiders are one of the most feared creatures of all time, you likely don’t want them around. 

The good news is that most of the spiders you see around your property 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 homes.

What Attracts Spiders to My House?

In short, sustenance attracts spiders to your house. It’s a simple equation: where there’s food, there are diners. Your home might just be the perfect spider restaurant. Although not all spiders are dangerous, it’s important to note that some species do pose a risk with nasty bites and diseases. This makes their unwanted presence something you can’t ignore.

There are two main attractants that typically draw spiders:

  1. 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. 
  1. Shelter: When it gets cold, insects look for a warm (or cool) place. This brings them inside man-made structures — including your home. So if their food sources move indoors, you can be sure they’re to follow. Shelter is also a huge draw for spiders to lay their eggs. Finding a cozy corner in your can provide the perfect conditions for spiders to multiply, leading to a seemingly sudden infestation.

If you want to control spider populations in your home, it’s crucial to prevent pests in general. When things get a bit too eight-legged for comfort, spider control professionals like our team at Russell’s Pest Control step in. Understanding how pests function allows us to efficiently tackle the infestation problem and get spiders out of your home for good.

What Draws Spiders Out of Hiding?

What draws spiders out of hiding is their continual search for food. Spiders typically tuck themselves away in different areas of your home, patiently waiting to come out for a bite out of an insect. Even though they’re hiding and might seem out of the way, remember that they’re still in your home and can become a nuisance or even a danger.

A decrease in their food sources inside your home can push them into more visible areas as they hunt. Additionally, environmental conditions like extremes in temperature or humidity can also coax them out of their hiding spots in search of more comfortable accommodations.

But most of all, strategic spider control from the professionals draws spiders out and gets rid of them for good. At Russell’s Pest Control, we not only eliminate the immediate spider problem but also address the underlying issues attracting them to your home in the first place. 

What to Do If You Have a Spider Infestation

Remember, while DIY methods can offer temporary solutions, tackling a spider infestation effectively requires a comprehensive approach that only experienced professionals can provide. The best way to control spiders is to control the bugs that they feed on. 

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 property.

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