Sealing your home is an excellent way to prevent spiders and many other pests from entering. Spiders can get through very tiny openings, so even small cracks and gaps should be sealed. Use caulk on these small crevices, and expandable spray foam can be used to fill larger holes. It is also important to check that all your doors and windows have a tight seal with intact weather stripping. If the screens have holes or tears, they should be replaced or repaired.
Spiders like to live and hide in leaves, grasses, trees, shrubs, wood piles, and more. Clean up debris around your yard and try to keep vegetation pruned. This is especially important for plants that are touching the house. Cut them back so that the spiders and other insects do not have easy access to your home.
Spiders are attracted to the insects that they eat, and insects are attracted to lights. If you want to keep the spiders away from your home, turn off your outdoor lighting whenever possible. If the lighting is needed for safety reasons, consider switching out your bulbs. Insects are less attracted to soft yellow or orange lights.
Cardboard storage boxes, decorations, paper, and debris provide ample hiding spots for spiders. Decluttering your home is a great way to help prevent them. Decluttering is especially needed in garages, basements, and crawl spaces.
A regular cleaning routine is also important to prevent pests. Dust and vacuum your home often to eliminate any spider eggs or larvae that may be present. Pay special attention to corners of rooms, closets, and other places that spiders have been seen. If you notice webs around your home, use a vacuum hose or a broom to get rid of them.
Spiders need both food and water for survival, so sources of moisture in your home will attract them. Fix leaky pipes and faucets around your home and use a dehumidifier if necessary.
Sometimes preventive measures are not enough. If spiders are becoming a nuisance around your home, consider getting professional pest control. Trained technicians can help you get rid of the spiders you have now and keep them away. The experts at GTA Toronto Pest Control can help will all your spider problems. For Toronto pest control, contact us today.