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Spider Prevention for Elizabethtown Homeowners

February 13, 2019


Spider prevention can be a tricky thing. Considering how small they are as well as their ability to climb over walls and across ceilings completely upside down, they can be intimidating little foes! They come in all shapes and sizes; some are dangerous, but some are simply nuisance pests. The one things we can all agree on is the fact that these pests do not belong on the inside of our Elizabethtown homes. 

spider on a web

Dangerous Spiders

Do you know why people were so afraid of ninjas? It was because of their ability to hide and go unnoticed until the moment they decided to strike. Dangerous spiders are no different. In fact, one of the reasons black widow, and brown recluse spiders are such terrifying creatures is due to their stealthy nature and unpredictable habits. This is why it is so important to understand where and how they hide.

Black widows are fairly easy to spot if you look at night for their webs. Brown recluse spiders, however, are much more difficult to spot due to their elusive and reclusive nature. In fact, a structure could have hundreds of brown recluse spiders within and you may not know it. This is why it is so important to call a professional who has a trained eye to inspect your home for the presence of spiders.

Prevention Steps for Homeowners

When it comes to spiders, prevention can be a tricky thing. This is due to their reclusive nature mentioned above. The good news is, just because they are reclusive does not mean there are not still steps you as a homeowner can take to keep spiders out.

Here are a few:

  • Reduce the clutter in and around your home as much as possible. When doing so we advise wearing gloves, as these locations are hot spots for spiders like the brown recluse.
  • Store firewood a good distance away from the home.
  • Take a look around the exterior of your home for any cracks or gaps that can be found in your foundation. Seal these using high-quality caulking.
  • Reduce white light from around your home, especially at night. Although these lights do not directly attract spiders, they do attract other pests that spiders feed on.
  • Most importantly, seek the help of a pest control professional.

When it's Time to Call in the Professionals

Though DIY tips can go a long way to prevent spiders, they are not infallible. Seeing that we live in an area with brown recluse and black widow spiders, a long way just isn’t enough.

Here at Action Pest Control, we don’t just do spider prevention. We go above and beyond to prevent all the pests that attract spiders in, as well. So if you want a complete solution, trust the professionals at Action Pest Control.


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