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Spiders are one of the most common insects that homeowners complain about. While most spiders are harmless to humans, there are a couple of poisonous spiders like the Black Widow and Brown Recluse that could send you to the emergency room for treatment should you get bitten by one of them. However, most other spiders in our area do not pose a threat to humans or pets, although spotting them inside your home could be a sign of a more serious pest problem. Today on our newest blog, we’ve got tips to help you deal with spiders in your Murfreesboro home, whether you spot these insects in your bathroom, basement, attic, or garage.
What attracts spiders inside your Murfreesboro home?
Some of the most commonly reported spiders in Nashville homes are wolf spiders, cellar spiders, zipper spiders, jumping spiders, orb-weaver spiders, Brown Recluse, and Black Widows. Spiders prefer to live in areas where they can get plenty of food, which means they catch and eat other, smaller bugs. You may spot spiders in the corners of rooms, underneath furniture, closets, undisturbed boxes, windowsills, basements, attics, and garages. Spiders also seek shelter inside as the temperature drops and winter settles in. It’s natural to see a spider here and there, but if you see an abundance of spiders throughout your home, this could signal that you have other pests that require professional pest control treatment.
How can I keep spiders out of my home in Murfreesboro?
- Eliminate food source – The first thing to do if you’re dealing with spiders is to eliminate or reduce their food source, which are other bugs. Year-round pest control treatment can help reduce other types of common household pests. Pest control treatments are most effective with routine treatments, and so we recommend year-round services for the best results.
- Seal up cracks – Inspect the inside and outside of your home for cracks or crevices. Pay special attention to areas outdoors where electrical wiring or plumbing enter your home. These access points are often cut too large, leaving obvious cracks that allow pests entry to your home. Also inspect the weather stripping around your doors and windows. Replace any stripping that is damaged or missing.
- Clean – Remove existing cobwebs, sweep or vacuum the floors to remove food crumbs, take the trash out daily, and properly store food in your pantry.
- Reduce clutter – Spiders, as well as many other types of pests, love lurking in undisturbed areas like boxes and items in storage. Therefore, declutter and organize storage containers and replace boxes with sealable containers to keep pests out and protect your keepsakes.
Professional pest control treatment in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Hermitage, Tennessee
The occasional spider may not bother you too much, but seeing multiple spiders throughout your home in a short period of time can make your skin crawl and leave you searching for ways to get rid of spiders fast. Professional pest control treatments are one of the best ways to reduce spiders, and other bugs, although following our other tips of cleaning, sealing cracks, and reducing clutter can also help make your pest control treatments more effective. To learn more about Nashville pest control treatments contact Ameri Care Services at (615) 893-7111.