How do I keep spiders out of my home?

Question: How do I keep spiders out of my home?

 

ANSWER: It is important to note that if you have a spider problem, you likely have another pest problem. Spiders are predators and make a living eating pests such as bugs. They may wander in your home searching for these pests. If you want to rid your home of spiders, a great first step is to contact a licensed pest management professional to first rid your home of the spiders’ food source, which is other pests. In addition, the Specialist can employ spider control tools to catch or repel the spiders. Finally, there are some highly effective strategies Orkin recommends you can do to make your home less attractive to spiders:

• Seal off potential entries like cracks and crevices, spaces under doors (install door sweeps), holes in screens, etc.
• Inhibit their ability to create webs by cleaning, dusting, removing clutter, etc.
• Reduce lights on the outside which may attract other pests.

Call your local Orkin Branch Office and set up a visit by a highly trained Orkin Pest Specialist. The Orkin Specialist will assess the situation and develop a customized solution, based on science, that best fits your needs.


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