A Handy Spider Prevention Guide For Brentwood Homes

Spiders are icky houseguests that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They surprise us when we go into storage areas, they create unsightly webs on exterior entryways, and they make random appearances in our homes. Fortunately, most of the spiders in Brentwood are just nuisance pests. While certainly unwelcome, they're not likely to harm you or your family.

Today, we're going to take a few minutes to talk about some of the spiders you might find in or around your home (if you live in Brentwood) explore a few natural spider prevention methods, and look at what works best to make spider sightings inside your home a rare event.

a house spider on a kitchen floor
 

The Types Of Spiders You May Find In Brentwood

There are several common house spiders. One is actually called the common house spider. These little guys are about 3/16 to 5/16 inches long and are usually yellowish-brown. You can find them in areas where flying insects can be caught, such as in the voids between your exterior windows and screens. You'll also find them making lots of webs on the interior of your home, as they tend to more than one web at a time.

A bite from a common house spider is only likely to result in an itchy red wound. Common house spiders that like to hang out in cellars and basements are called cellar spiders. The daddy longlegs spider falls into this group. Many cellar spiders don't bite. They're completely harmless spiders.

When it comes to scary spiders, wolf spiders are probably on the top of the list. These creepy pests are hairy and sometimes big. When you lift something in storage and see one of these spiders, it could jump you. Fortunately, these are mostly harmless spiders. While a bite from a wolf spider can feel like a pinprick, they rarely bite. Wolf spiders are surprisingly docile. So, you needn't fear these scary spiders.

Why Spiders Come Into Brentwood Homes

If you hope to keep spiders out of your home, you need to consider why they come into your home in the first place. It begins with attraction. What attracts spiders? Mostly food. If you have food near your home, spiders will be active near your home. If a spider finds its way inside, available interior food can make it want to stay. All spiders need food, and managing food resources can have a big impact on spider sightings in your home. What do spiders eat? Insects, invertebrates, and small animals, such as rodents.

Natural & Effective Spider Prevention Tips For Brentwood Homes

Okay. Now that you know what attracts spiders, let's look at some specific ways you can address food sources to get rid of spiders.

  • Keep exterior trash in covered receptacles and reduce strong odors to reduce insect activity.

  • Replace exterior white lights with yellow lights. Insects are attracted to light but they are unable to detect yellow light. This is particularly important in entryways as flies can just zip right in through your door when you enter or exit.

  • Moisture problems can create pests problems. One of the most important things you can do to protect your home is to keep your gutters clear and free of breaks.

  • Wood piles are notorious hunting grounds for many insects and spiders. If you have wood sources near your exterior, such as dead branches, scrap wood, or campfire wood, it is best to move them away from your exterior.

  • As you consider how to get rid of spiders near your home, you must also consider how you can keep spiders and other pests from entering your home by accident. Do a detailed inspection of your exterior and seal every hole you can find. Make sure your screens are in good working condition and check all your weatherstripping.

The Best Control For Spiders & Their Pest Prey In Brentwood

When spiders, or the prey they feed upon, come near to your home, the best way to deter them is with a high-quality exterior treatment plan. We know of no better way to stop pest entry. At All-American Pest Control, we offer Perimeter Plus Pest Control for the management of over 47 different pests. This is a routine, year-round service plan that covers spiders and the pests they eat.

During your service visits, your service professional will make three passes around your property. The first pass is an inspection for pest activity and conducive conditions. During this pass, we'll also remove all the webs we can reach. The second pass is a perimeter application that deals with key areas of vulnerability. The third pass is a misting application for mosquitoes and other unwanted flying pests.

Have you had enough spider sightings in your Brentwood home? Let All-American Pest control help you manage those spiders and keep them out. The strategic and comprehensive barrier we apply helps to keep all spiders from getting inside. Reach out to us today to schedule service. We're here to help.

 

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