The spiders are an important part of our ecosystem for the reason that they help to control the insect population. However, the spiders in home can be a nuisance and a sign of other pest problems. In addition, spiders can lay anywhere between 2 and 1000 eggs at a time, wrapping their eggs in a sac made of silk to protect them until they hatch. These egg sacs are usually attached to the spider’s web, so that the female can protect the eggs, although some female spiders will carry their eggs around with them.
The spiders prefer undisturbed places where they can build their webs, or if they are hunter spiders dig tunnels, and wait for the unsuspecting prey to fall into their traps. Piles of old wood, rocks, and leaves are perfect environments for insects and spiders to set up their residence. Spiders enter your home in early fall when the temperature begins to drop outside or the male spider may wander through in search of a female during mating season.
Signs of a Spider Infestation
It would be impossible to keep all spiders and insects out of homes and buildings. Most are just passing through on their short journey of life. However, if spider webs and particularly spider webs with egg sacs are repeatedly spotted, this may be a sign of infestation. Otherwise, seeing the spiders themselves is an indication that they are living with the home. In short, spiders are going to set up residence where they find a steady supply of food and in that case, you must know how to kill spiders.
How to Get Rid of Spiders?
The random non-poisonous spider can be removed by wearing gloves and squishing the spider in a piece of paper towel. Be sure to clean up the web and remove insect debris caused by the spiders. Remove clutter and old boxes in basements that provide perfect hiding and nesting places for spiders. You should also consider performing home maintenance such as caulking window sills and securing door frames, so that they seal tightly. There are also pesticides, sticky spider traps and cobweb eliminator products which can help to control your spider problem. If spider webs are a nuisance on the outside of the structure, a power wash will remove the webs. It may be that external lighting is attracting insects to the area, so consider swapping out standard lighting for yellow or sodium vapor lights which are not much inviting to insects.