Do you know why spiders come into your West Chester home? Because they can. But that isn't the only reason. Spiders come into your home because they find food sources around your home. And when they get inside, they can stay inside for the same reason. Spiders want to be where their food is. Makes sense, right? Well, if you understand this, there are a few no-hassle spider-prevention steps you can take to reduce spiders. We're going to share these with you today. We'll also offer up a few tips that can be a hassle, but they're well worth the hassle.

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Tip 1: Trash Management

You may already be taking this step to prevent spiders. But there is a good chance you're not taking it as far as you could. Trash is dirty. So it isn't surprising when your trash has a stinky odor to it. If your trash isn't picked up on the day it is supposed to go out, it can sit for a week. That will make the odor worse. This can attract flies and other pests. When it does, it will also attract the spiders that eat them. You can prevent this by:

  • Putting trash out on time and making sure it is removed from your property weekly.

  • Cleaning and deodorizing your trash receptacles to make them less attractive to flies.

  • Covering your trash if it isn't already covered. An open trash is an open invitation for flies.

Tip 2: Light Management

It is nice to have lights on at night, especially when you're going in and out of your home. But lights that are left on all the time can be an attractant for insects. If you have lights that could be turned off at night when you don't need them, you can reduce insects. Here are a few things to consider:

  • If a light is not required for security purposes, it is best to keep it off.

  • If a light is needed for a walkway or entrance, it is best to keep it on only when needed.

  • If a light can't be left off, you could replace white bulbs with yellow bulbs to make the light less attractive to insects.

  • If you have routine exterior treatments performed by a licensed professional, you don't have to worry as much about lights. Your perimeter pest control will help to suppress insect populations.

Tip 3: Interior Fly Management

When spiders get into your home and find no flies to feed on, they may go back outside where the food is located. Everything you do to make your home a fly-free zone (in both senses of the term) will help to reduce spiders as well.

  • Inspect your exterior screens and make sure they're in good repair. It is fairly simple to repair a screen. You can find easy-to-follow tutorial videos on the internet.

  • When you bring fruit home from the grocery store, refrain from displaying it on your kitchen island, counter, or table. This can allow a fruit fly infestation to develop.

  • When bringing plants in from the outside, check them for the presence of fungus gnats. If you see gnats, take steps to address them before you bring your potted plants inside.

Tip 4: Moisture Pest Management

There are many bugs that are attracted to moisture and wood rot. If you have either, it is important to address them as spiders such as the wolf spider and the black widow spider eat moisture pests. Here are a few no-hassle tips for moisture prevention.

  • Hire a plumber to fix plumbing issues.

  • Hire a gutter-cleaning service to clean and repair your gutters.

  • Hire a landscaping company to blow out leaves and address dense vegetation.

  • Hire a professional to encapsulate the crawl space under your home if you have one.

Sorry. These cost money. We couldn't think of any no-hassle ways to address moisture on the outside of a home. There are, however, a couple for the inside.

  • Use your bathroom fan when you take a shower or bath.

  • Refrain from leaving water in jetted tubs between uses.

Spider Control Tips That Are A Hassle

If you tackle plumbing problems, gutter maintenance, or landscaping issues, this will require some effort. Here are a few more tips that can be a hassle:

  • Inspect your exterior and remove spider webs. This can remove eggs before they hatch and reduce spider populations.

  • Inspect your exterior and seal gaps around pipes, water mains, and other foundation penetrations. Replace weatherstripping and door sweeps. Apply patches to any wood holes or wood rot.

Spider Control In West Chester

If you'd like the best no-hassle spider prevention possible, reach out to us here at Masters Touch Pest Solutions. We can provide your home with routine treatments to repel and knock down insects and keep spiders from living on your property or getting into your home. There is no better way to keep spiders away. 

 

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