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How to Control Spiders

How to Control Spiders

Is your home infested with sticky white webs? Have you seen dangerous spiders like the Black Widow or the Brown Recluse lurking in your flower beds lately? Arachnophobia is one of the biggest fears in the world today, and it’s as true for Arizona spiders as it is for any other type. Spiders are dangerous to have in your home, and while some people keep them as pets, many more want them out. 

Pesticide Control

While you might have tried out some of your own remedies for house spiders so far, there’s one sticky rule of thumb involved with spider pest control– Pesticides don’t work very well against them. Since spiders stand tall, far away from the ground, a pesticide sprayed against a surface is only going to touch their feet and not make its way into their system. Because they don’t have a circulatory system to bring the pesticide from their feet to their hearts, spiders can prove especially hard to kill. If you’re looking to use a pesticide against them, it’s not going to work well.

How To Control Spiders

There are many different ways to achieve complete spider pest control. Take a look at a few of the top options. 

The Key Simple Control Method

The best way to kill spiders is also the simplest: A shoe, or a newspaper, or anything laying around that you can swat at them with. Make contact and you’ve got one less spider in your home. But if you’re looking for a more permanent solution than ‘kill whenever you see one’, there are several solutions.

Control Food Sources

Like all living animals, spiders need to eat. Their food of choice is often other insects- so reducing the number of insects in and around your home can lower spiders’ numbers drastically. 

Home Improvement

Like with most pest control, you can also reduce the number of spiders in your home by reducing the number of ways spiders can get into your home. Sealing up all cracks and closing your windows at night will keep any sort of bug out.

This is far from an extensive list. If you need more spider control options, contact us today!

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