Spiders are a very common house pest, and for the most part they are harmless. However, if you end up with a species like the black widow, brown recluse, or even the hobo spider in your home, you have to be very careful, because these spiders have a very painful bite that can potentially require medical attention. In this article, we’re going to go over the reasons why spiders enter the home, and what you can do to reduce the odds of an infestation.

Easy access

Like all pests, spiders will need to have access to entry points into the home. These entry points can be small cracks, loose vents, poorly fitted windows or doors, and other similarly small openings. As you can imagine, it’s extremely difficult to locate and seal all these entry points. However, if you hire a pest control professional, he will go around the common areas of the home that have these entry points and apply residual insecticides, which will create a sort of chemical barrier that prevents insects from using these small cracks to gain access.

Food sources

Once inside the home, the spiders will need food in order to survive. Since spiders eat other insects, it’s possible that you have a secondary insect infestation if the spiders are set up indoors. This secondary infestation could consist of flies, mosquitoes and several other pests. When you hire a pest control pro to deal with a spider infestation, the control method used is likely to eliminate most of the other insects present in the home as well.


Spiders love to set up in clutter. If you have a lot of boxes in your garage or attic, or if you have a messy bedroom, the spiders will be glad to take advantage of that and build nests in the shelter provided by the clutter. Luckily, it’s quite simple to remove this incentive from your home – simply clean up the clutter and organize your stuff into boxes, drawers, cabinets, etc.

So if you hire a pest control company to remove a spider infestation, you also ensure that a lot of the factors that lead to a spider infestation will be attenuated with the use of residual insecticides. If you would like to know more about the spider prevention and control processes, or if you have a spider infestation that has to be removed, contact us today.

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