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What Attracts Spiders into Your House?

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Spiders always seem to find a way in your home, no matter how hard you try to keep them out in the first place. The strongest motivation is, of course, food, but there are a few other elements that may entice a spider to your home.

Spiders seek out locations that are close to food supplies and provide adequate protection from the elements. The ideal living circumstances may differ slightly per species. However, there’s a good probability that at least one kind of spider will thrive in your house’s environment.

Knowing what they are will help you reduce the likelihood of bringing one or more of these pests into your home and having to remove them later.

Why Do Spiders Come Inside My Home?

The following are the major reasons why spiders love your property and seek shelter there:

  • Extreme weather conditionsWe are not not talking about tornadoes or blizzards here. Because house spiders are so small and delicate, even the slightest change in the weather can have an impact on them. Simply said, if it becomes too hot, cold, or wet outdoors, anticipate spiders to seek shelter in your house.
  • Spending some time aloneHave you ever thought about why these small web designers like to work in the dark and in difficult-to-reach areas like room corners and under furniture? It’s in their nature, after all. Additionally, these are the perfect spots for them to set up their hunting net.
  • It’s mate-hunting seasonHave you seen a significant rise in the number of spider “friends” in your home in only a few weeks? Another nice reason to have this sort of bug walking around on your walls is that it’s mating season. When the egg-laying season arrives, spiders begin seeking the finest possible living and breeding environment, as well as a mate.

Where Do Spiders Hide in a Home?

Seeing a spider unexpectedly is not a pleasant experience. Unfortunately, there’s a strong possibility that this will happen to you many times throughout your life – after all, spiders don’t make a lot of noise and are excellent at hiding. However, there are numerous areas that appear to be frequent spider hangouts, so keeping an eye out isn’t too tough. We’ll go through the four most frequent areas in your house where spiders can be found.

Your Plants

Spiders are attracted to vegetation both inside and outside your house. These thick bushes, shrubs, and plants provide a great dark hiding area for your spider buddies. They usually only leave to seek warmth and food, which they may frequently find in your house. If your house is surrounded by dense foliage, there’s a high possibility you’ll have to deal with spiders on a daily basis. Also, if you keep numerous plants indoors, be aware that you will almost certainly have some guests.If you want to limit the number of spiders you see, make sure your foliage is as healthy as possible. Allow your shrubs and plants to develop to their full potential, and have them sprayed with a spider repellent.

Within Your Clutter

Spiders, for the most part, are just seeking a safe place to hide. If your house is cluttered with books, magazines, clothing, toys, or whatever else, spiders will most likely hide within them from time to time. If you have a lot of stuff in your home, consider clearing some clutter out .

In Dark Places

Spiders like a dark environment since it is easy to hide in. If you have a room that is rarely used and is kept dark for the most part, a few spiders may have set up shop there. Dark nooks are ideal for spiders to build webs and hide from people, so perform a thorough sweep through unused sections of your home on a frequent basis to remove any webs you find.

What Kinds of Spiders Can I Find in My Home?

Depending on the time of year, you’ll likely see a spider or two appear in your home. Knowing which kind of spider you’re dealing with can help treat it faster and prevent it from returning. Some of the most common house spiders are listed here:

How To Get Rid of Spiders in Your Home

There are a few home remedies you can try to keep spiders away from your home. Some essential oils are particularly repulsive to spiders, with peppermint being the worst offender. Fill a spray bottle halfway with cold water. Then, about 20 drops of peppermint oil, which can be purchased at any drugstore, should be added. Spray any probable spider dwelling sites in your home, such as the corners of your rooms, vents, gaps in the walls and floors, closets, and so on, after thoroughly shaking the bottle. However, these methods aren’t always long-lasting or substantial. To keep spiders away for good, preventative pest control treatments are essential.

Contact Clegg’s Pest Control for a Free Home Inspection Today!

While spiders may only seem like a nuisance, they can pose a threat with venom and painful bites. Additionally, spider infestation is often a sign of other pests present, as spiders are constantly on the prowl for food. Keep spiders away from your home and call the pest control experts at Clegg’s Pest Control. We provide effective pest control solutions to remove pests from your home and keep them out. Contact our team today to schedule a free inspection.

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