The Secret To Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Lakewood Ranch Home
We may not always consider the dangers posed by creatures which are a mere fraction of our size, but these six-eyed arachnids are skulking, terrifying predators hiding in plain sight. Lakewood Ranch has four common species of spiders that call this city home, including:
- Wolf Spiders: Hairy, scary, and generally large spiders that can be found in any backyard.
- Cellar Spiders: Unable to bite humans, this variety of arachnid is colloquially known as a ‘daddy long legs.’
- Black Widow Spiders: These deadly ‘widows’ are marked with a red hourglass that should signify danger to all who see it.
- Brown Recluse Spiders: The second most dangerous spider species in Lakewood Ranch, the bite of a brown recluse may require immediate medical attention in order to save victims from the spider’s deadly neurotoxin.
It should be noted that most of the above spider species (save two) are relatively harmless occupants of the home. However, spiders' unsettling behaviors, predatory natures, and infestations usually prove to be too much for modern Lakewood Ranch homeowners.
Year-round spider control does not need to be a long or difficult process. The best-kept secret regarding spider control in your residential home is proper mitigation before the pests even arrive. By applying prevention techniques to crucial locations in and around the home, homeowners may be able to maintain and support a pest-free home.
General Prevention Tips For Keeping Your Lakewood Ranch Home Free Of Spiders
Spider prevention is not difficult to establish, but it does require a certain level of attention to be given at various times throughout the year. Although the best time to establish proper spider prevention methods was yesterday, the next best time is right now.
- A good place to start in spider prevention is to identify and eliminate any other pests that could be present in the home. Smaller pest species, including ants and flies, could be attracting spiders to the house without homeowners realizing it.
- Proper food and trash storage are very important, both for spider control and for peace of mind. Store tied garbage bags in a sealed outdoor bin, and strive to remove filled bags from your home at least once a week.
- Clear clutter in basements, sheds, pantries, and other areas where predators could bed down. The fewer places for spiders to hide, the fewer home ‘visitors’ there will be.
- Sweep away any webs you find around the interior or exterior of the home. For additional assistance, rely on a professional pest control plan.
- Addressing moisture problems in the home is an excellent method of spider control, as well as a great tenant of general pest prevention. Run dehumidifiers or hang desiccant bags in affected areas. Be sure to repair any clogged drains or leaking pipes that could be contributing to standing water issues in the home.
- Identify and seal up potential entry points in the home by checking screens and door sweeps, and sealing cracks around structures and gaps in the home's foundation.
If you need additional help in identifying cracks, crevices, or other areas that may be contributing to your spider infestation, reach out to the helpful professionals at Keller’s Pest Control.
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When you’re ready to experience a kind of spider control that’s fast, efficient, and simply better than the rest, contact Keller's Pest Control. Get immediate advice or assistance for dealing with a spider infestation now by chatting with our service agents online, or by calling your Lakewood Branch office to speak with a qualified representative. Let’s prevent, perceive, and protect against spider infestations together.