Tips for Keeping Spiders Out of Your Katy Home This Summer

July 11, 2019

black widow on tree branch

It’s summer and that means the world is alive with activity. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and insects are scurrying all over the place. Every time you step outside, there’s something new to observe, if you look closely. Sometimes though, the things that belong outside in this world of activity end up getting inside where they don’t belong. That’s why you need these tips for keeping spiders out of your Katy home this summer.

Factors That Lead to Summer Spider Infestations

Although summer is typically the season when spiders are most content to stay outside, it’s also the season when they’re most active. That means it’s very possible that some could end up in your house. The reasons for spiders getting into your house usually fall into one of three categories:

  1. They’re looking for food. If spiders enter your home while hunting for food, they may decide to stay if they find a good supply.
  2. They’re looking for water. Just like all creatures, spiders need water to survive. If there isn’t enough outside, they may come inside looking for some.
  3. They’re looking for shelter. On particularly hot or cold days, spiders may come inside to get out of the elements.

Types of Spiders That May Infest Your Katy Home

Spiders fall into two main categories: Venomous and non-venomous. We have both kinds in Katy and both kinds have the potential to get into your home.

If black widows or brown recluses get into your house, you may not realize it right away because they tend to hide in dark, secluded areas, like storage rooms or basements. If you think you may have venomous spiders in your home, it’s important to get them taken care of right away as they can be hazardous to your health if you get bitten.

If non-venomous spiders get into your house, you may not need to be as concerned, but they still need to be taken care of.

Nuisance spiders can lay hundreds of eggs, so an initially small problem can quickly grow out of control. Furthermore, the presence of spiders can sometimes indicate another pest problem. Spiders eat insects and won’t stick around if they don’t have a steady food supply.

Tips for Keeping Spiders Out of Your Katy Home This Summer

  • Do a perimeter check of your house to find and seal all cracks, gaps, and holes around your foundation and walls.
  • Check your windows and doors for gaps where spiders could fit through.
  • Reduce clutter inside your house to eliminate hiding spots.
  • Get a pest inspection to rule out other pest problems that might contribute to a spider problem.

What to Do if Spiders Invade

If you do end up with spiders in your Katy home this summer, all hope is not lost. Modern Pest Control can take care of your spider problem quickly and efficiently. We can also eliminate any other pest problems you might be having. Contact us to schedule an inspection.

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