Is Pest Control Effective If I Only See A Few Spiders?

May 1, 2020

Spiders aren’t known for being major pest control problems. The biggest problem with spiders is that they are harbingers of bad tidings. Since spiders feed on a number of other insects, chances are, if they’ve set up shop in your home, your home is providing them with a nutritious diet. Understanding that there is no way to prevent any spiders from entering your home, if you’re seeing a few around, that generally tends to indicate that you have an insect invasion. The West Palm Beach pest control experts at Empire Pest Defense are here to help.

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Preventative Pest Control Is The Best Pest Control

Chances are, if you’ve only noticed a few spiders around the house, then you don’t have a major infestation yet. On the other hand, since spiders are predators there are going to be a lot fewer spiders than prey-insects around your house. In order to prevent the pest problem from escalating, you’re going to want to ensure that you get on top of the problem before it becomes a full-blown infestation. While spiders may reduce the population of other house pests, they can also occasionally be dangerous. Additionally, they are only there because your home makes good feeding grounds.

For that reason, you’ll want to ensure that you aren’t attracting the types of insects that spiders feed on. Empire Pest Defense can provide you with a range of options for managing an insect problem before it booms out of control.

Spraying Is Not Effective Against Spiders

While spraying may not be effective against spiders themselves, spraying can be effective against their food supply. Depending on what kind of infestation you have, Empire Pest Defense can recommend a solution to your spider problem by taking out their food supply.

Making Your Home Spider-Unfriendly

You may not be able to spray the spiders away, but there are a number of ways that you can prevent spiders from setting up shop in your home simply by making it unfriendly. Dichotomous earth, for example, is lethal to spiders. The earth will cut up their soft underbellies and kill them before they enter your home. In addition, moving shrubbery and other insect-friendly attractions from right outside your house can reduce the spiders’ food supply. Lastly, while spiders aren’t attracted to light, their food supply is, so you want to reduce the amount of light you have outside or at least use lights that won’t attract insects.

Your Shoe Is An Effective Spider Repellent

Unlike insects, spiders are not social creatures. They do not like to hang out together. They will not spend time building elaborate colonies together. All a spider wants to do is set up a web and wait until dinner’s ready. Other spiders are simply competition. For that reason, your shoe or a rolled-up newspaper makes an effective spider repellent.

Talk To The West Palm Beach Pest Control Experts

Spiders are an indication that there is some other insect problem in your home. Empire Pest Defense can help. Give us a call or talk to us online to set up an appointment today.

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