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Why Spiders Invade Jefferson Homes And How To Keep Them Out

House spider on wall

Millions of people are scared of spiders. Just the mere sight of a spider can cause some people to run from the room, screaming from fear. While most of the spiders found in Texas are harmless, they could be a sign that you have more significant problems in your home.

At Gecko Pest Control, we take your safety seriously. Our Jefferson pest control technicians know how to help you identify the types of spiders in your home and discover the reason why they are in your home in the first place.

Characteristics Of A Spider

Spiders can come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. However, there are some characteristics that all spiders share. Every spider has a body separated into two parts; the head and the abdomen. They also have eight legs and a pair of pedipalps that they use as a type of antenna that helps them sense their surroundings. Many types of spiders also have eight eyes, but some species will have six eyes. Spiders don't have great eyesight despite their many eyes, and many of them will build webs to catch their prey.

A Lot Of Spiders In Your Home Could Mean A Bigger Problem

Most spiders hide in warm, dark, and damp areas. They also like to eat a variety of insects. If you are seeing a lot of spiders in your home, it could be an indication that you have an insect infestation around your home. If you are seeing crickets, beetles, ants, or other small insects, you should take steps to get rid of those insects in order to ensure that you don't also develop a spider infestation in your home.

Having excess moisture can attract spiders to your home as well. Check the pipes under your sink and throughout your home to ensure they are not leaking. You should also keep your basement and crawl spaces well ventilated as well. If you are seeing spiders in your home, excess moisture could be the cause.

Five No-Sweat Prevention Tips For Around The House

Spiders are able to hide in some of the deepest crevices of your home, which makes them difficult to find a remove. While it is not impossible toeliminate a spider infestation, it is much easier to stop spiders from coming into your home in the first place.

Here are five of the easiest ways to prevent spiders from invading your home:

  1. Remove old boxes and other clutter from your home and garage to eliminate all hiding spots.
  2. Keep the grass in your yard cut short.
  3. Remove any piles of leaves and other debris from your yard. 
  4. Keep all food items properly stored away to ensure you are not attracting other insects to your home. 
  5. Don't place stacks of firewood near your home.

Spiders can squeeze through cracks that are only a few centimeters wide. If you want to keep spiders out of your Jefferson home, make sure to seal all cracks, gaps, and potential openings properly.

Total Spider Control For Jefferson Homeowners

Because spiders are so sneaky, spider control can be tricky if you are inexperienced with spider prevention and elimination. At Gecko Pest Control, we can keep all spiders out of your Jefferson home. No matter how big or small, no spider stands a chance against our experienced technicians. Give us a call today to get your free quote and schedule your inspection.