While Halloween is still several months away, the cobwebs around your home and the explosion of spiders could make it feel a little spooky during the summer months. Whether you are seeing an occasional wandering spider or you are regularly reaching for a flip-flop to kill them, summer spiders are becoming more common in Oklahoma homes during this hot season. In this article, we will look at some of the ways you can limit summer spiders in your home and some of the reasons they may be finding their way inside.
Why Do Spiders Come Indoors?
While most house spiders are considered harmless and are excellent at limiting the number of other pests that may be present, it can be unnerving to find them in your home. Knowing the reasons that summer spiders come indoors is half of the battle of finding the proper ways to limit their chances of flourishing. But why do spiders actually come indoors?
There are many reasons that pests make their way indoors; however, they are most often looking for food and suitable shelter. If you have seen other pests inside of your home, there’s a good chance that you also will have spiders, even if they are hiding in nooks and crannies. Even houseplants that have been moved indoors could potentially be bringing spiders into your home.
How Do You Prevent Spiders?
The first step in preventing spiders is to eliminate other pests that may be present. By partnering with a pest control provider, like Emtec Pest Control, for preventative services, you can limit the number of pests that are already present in your home to discourage spiders that may be looking for food. Even better, this will ensure you have a pest-free home at all times.
One other important step in limiting the number of spiders that find their way inside of your home is to clean regularly. Any clutter should be removed as soon as possible while vacuuming and dusting will quickly remove existing cobwebs that spiders could utilize. Spiders may also be introduced by you unintentionally when bringing in storage boxes that have been stored in your attic or another location.
At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.