What starts out as just seeing a passive-looking spider hanging out on your curtains can turn into an infestation seemingly overnight. When you have an infestation of spiders or any other pests, it can be tempting to try to address it yourself. This is a good way to start — you may be able to address the infestation with just some simple strategies. However, these DIY strategies are sometimes unsuccessful at eliminating the infestation. That’s when you need to get pest control services. If you are in Baltimore, contact Armor Pest Control today to get your free estimate for spider control services.

Why Are There So Many Spiders?

You may be spotting more spiders in your home for a number of reasons. This post will go over a few of those and offer you some solutions to address those potential causes.

Your House Is Messy

Spiders love a messy house. Their instincts are to hide in quiet dark spaces, where they can catch prey and have lots of baby spiders, being a favorite place for them to build their nests. So if your house is full of clutter, you may inadvertently have created the perfect breeding ground for spiders. Piles of magazines and books, for example, is a favorite hiding spot for spiders.

Another type of messiness that attracts spiders is any kind of dirt or grime. One reason for this is because other bugs are attracted to places where there is more for them to eat, and then the spiders may come in to hunt for them.

The suggested way of addressing this cause is simple — clean your messy house! Vacuum regularly, get under the bed and the couch, clean light fixtures, ceiling fan, etc. The cleaner your home is, the less likely you will have a spider infestation.

You Aren’t Actively Working to Prevent House Spiders

Certain measures can be taken to actively prevent spiders and other pests from entering your home. Walk the perimeter of your house and identify any potential easy access points they may have for entering your home. Caulk any cracks up, and close off other entry points with the appropriate means. Other ways to reduce in-home pests are to keep your trees and shrubs away from the external wall of your home, don’t stack firewood next to your house, and make sure your chimney flue remains closed when it is not being used.

Get Pest Control

Regular pest control services can address whatever your pest problem is, and that includes spider infestations. Hiring an Armor Pest Control technician to take care of your spider problem is an effective way to get your problem analyzed, solutions identified, and the appropriate actions taken to end whatever pest infestation your home has. Our technicians have the training and experience to take on whatever pest problem you are having. If you are in Baltimore, reach out to our team today to schedule your free inspection.