Spring Spiders: They’ll Be Here Before You Know ItFebruary 5th, 2014
It might not seem like it when you look outside, but Spring is only a few short months away. With the increase in warm weather and longer days, Spring also brings with it a fresh group of spiders trying to get into your home. As the weather gets warmer the female spiders that hid throughout the winter start to emerge and lay their eggs for the upcoming season. A normal female spider typically lays around 100 eggs, but in some cases female spiders can lay as many as 2,500! That is a lot of spiders trying to get into your home, and I don’t know about you, but as for me I would like to make that job as hard as possible.
Make Sure You Have Screens
There are a couple steps that you can take in order to keep spiders out of your house in the spring. The first thing to consider is making sure that there are screens on your windows and doors. Spiders will try and find their way into your home chasing food. By making sure that there are screens over your windows and doors, you can make that process as little more difficult, especially after the weather warms up and you want to open windows and doors to let in the spring air.
Seal Any Cracks
Along those same lines it’s important to make sure that any cracks or spaces in your homes are sealed. Also installing weather stripping around doors and windows can eliminate any spacing where spiders can enter your home.
Remove Any Spider Walkways
Finally it is a great idea to keep stacks of wood, or any other debris, away from directly touching the exterior of your home. Spiders love to create nests in these areas and if they are touching the house it just makes it that much easier for them to search your home for any crack or opening get in. Also tripping back branches or shrubs from directly touching your home is a good idea to get rid of those spider walkways into your home.
Hopefully these tips can help you keep spiders out of your home this Spring. Along with these tips Senske also offers a full spider barrier guaranteed to keep spiders out of your home all year long, so feel free to contact one of our customer service representatives with any questions you have about spider control.