January 11, 2019
January is the month of new beginnings and, for many of us, that means we get the urge to clean out our River Oaks homes. Whether it’s going through our belongings to donate the items we no longer use or doing a deep cleaning of every room, it feels good to get a fresh start.
While you’re doing this clearing out and cleaning up, though, you may discover something you didn’t notice before: an abundance of spider webs or spiders themselves.
Winter is a time of year when spider infestations tend to increase. When the weather gets colder here in River Oaks, spiders start moving indoors to stay warm. It’s not unusual to find a spider here and there in your house this time of year, but it can become a problem in certain circumstances.
First, if venomous spiders get into your home, there’s a chance you could receive a bite. Brown recluse and black widow spiders prefer to spend their time in seclusion and are not aggressive by nature. However, if you startle one, they will bite to defend themselves.
Second, if spiders settle into your house and lay eggs, you could quickly have an infestation on your hands.
How to Keep Your River Oaks Residence Spider-Free
Whether you’ve noticed spiders in your home or not, there are certain things you can do to prevent them from getting into your house in the first place:
- Take a look at your property. Are your lawn and landscaping areas attractive to spiders? Lots of overgrowth, tall grass, wood piles, and the like will all attract spiders.
- Check around the perimeter of your house. Spiders are small and can fit through cracks that are even smaller. While it may be impossible to seal every entry point, you can do your best to limit their access.
- Don’t forget to check for gaps around doors and windows, tears in screens, and vents that aren’t covered.
- Inside, keep clutter to a minimum. Spiders love having places to hide, so the fewer you provide, the better.
- Make sure you don’t have any other pest problems. Sometimes spiders decide to stay in your home because it offers a steady food supply for them.
What to Do if You Think You Have a Spider Infestation
If you start to see more spiders than usual in your house, or notice webs all over the place, you may have an infestation on your hands. Modern Pest Control can help. We offer spider control services tailored to your needs, as well as year-round pest control plans. We work with you to ensure that spiders and other pests will not become a problem in the winter, or any other time of year. Give us a call to learn more.