When it comes to spider control, you want a solution that is quick, effective, and easy. Although most Roseville spiders aren’t dangerous to humans, they’re still an unwanted visitor. How can you keep spiders from getting into your house? What do you do if they’re already inside? We’ve put together some information to guide you in your fight against spiders in your Roseville home.
Spiders In Roseville
In the United States, there are only two spiders with enough venom to be considered dangerous to humans. These are black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders. Black widows are black with an identifiable red hourglass shape on their abdomen. Brown recluse spiders are brown with a signature violin shape on their backs. Extreme care should be taken in the presence of these species.
Other spiders in the area are jumping spiders, orb weaver spiders, wolf spiders, and yellow sac spiders. These species range in color from brown to black to tan.
Though many spiders aren’t dangerous, they still aren’t welcome in your home. They can be frightening, difficult to get rid of, and worse still they can be a sign of a larger pest problem.
The Secret To Spider Prevention
Spiders come inside to find food. If you have spiders in your home, it’s because you have spider food in your home. That is to say, other pests.
Spiders eat flies, mosquitoes, earwigs, moths, and crickets. They may even eat cockroaches or other spiders. To prevent spiders, you need to also prevent these other pests that may be attracting them. Here are some tips:
Clean! Clean, clean, clean. Most pests come inside in search of food. If they aren’t carnivores, they’ll find food in crumbs, spills, and food that is left out overnight. Make sure to clean your kitchen every night before you go to sleep.
Reduce moisture. Pests also love moisture. By decreasing the moisture levels in your home, using dehumidifiers and proper ventilation, you’ll also decrease the amount of spiders and spider-food.
Store trash properly. Never leave trash in open containers. Store trash in sealed bins and clean the area around them. Make sure no garbage smell escapes the container since that could also attract pests like ants and cockroaches.
Sweep away webs. Many spiders will be discouraged if their webs are swept away. By getting rid of spider webs, you are lessening the chance that they will catch food and making your home less appealing.
To really stop spiders in their tracks, you also need to make sure that you don’t have any entry points allowing spiders and other pests to get inside.
Install screens on every window and door and check often for tears or holes.
Use caulking to fill in holes and cracks along the exterior of your home.
Install vent covers and door sweeps.
When To Contact The Professionals
If you find that spiders are getting inside despite your efforts, give us a call. White Line Pest Management won’t just get rid of a symptom. We’ll help you find out what is attracting spiders into your home so we can solve the underlying problem and give you lasting results.
Whether your problem is spiders or spider-food, give us a call for help with effective prevention and quick elimination. There’s no reason to share your Roseville home with these eight-legged visitors.