There are few bugs that are as loathed as the spider. This creepy, eight-legged insect is known for its signature web, which is used to catch prey. But because there are thousands of spider species, one of the trickiest things about these insects is that their behavior can vary widely. While some like dry, warm areas like air vents, attics and the upper corners of rooms, other spiders prefer damp, cool places like basements and crawl spaces. That means that even if you think you've gotten rid of spiders in one area of your home, there could be more lurking in an unseen location.
Spiders typically enter homes through small cracks in doors and window frames, as well as poorly screened windows. Sometimes, they enter when a resident brings in an object that's housing one or more spiders, such as a cardboard box or an outdoor plant. You'll notice their presence when you spot them crawling around or by see their webs in your home.
Unlike many other small critters, spiders aren't attracted to human food or humans. Instead, they consume insects by capturing them in their webs. Spiders may bite, however, as a defense mechanism when accidentally or purposefully disturbed. Some inject venom, so it's important to seek medical attention if you have an adverse reaction to a spider bite.
To prevent spiders from getting in, it's important to seal up holes and crack, replace damaged screens and carefully inspect items before bringing them inside. If you notice spiders in your home, you can try vacuuming up webs and using sprays or traps. However, spiders can multiply quickly, so getting rid of an infestation on your own is quite difficult. Fortunately, the pest control experts at MosquitoNix® are here to help. Our specialized pest control solutions are just what you need to eliminate spiders from your home or business. Give us a call or get a quote online today to learn more about our spider removal services.