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Preventing House Spider Infestations In South Carolina This Summer

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a white and brown striped spider haging upside down from a web in  an aiken south carolina home

If there’s anything that’s unpleasant about summer, it’s all the pests that seem to crawl out of hiding to enter our South Carolina homes. Flies, cockroaches, ants, stinging insects, and termites are just a few of the insects that come back in full force as soon as the weather warms up. With the rise in insect activity, many South Carolina residents see a rise in spider activity around their homes. This is because spiders, like insects, become much more active during summer. Unlike insects, however, they aren’t typically attracted to the food items or garbage they might find on your property. Instead, it is the increase in insect activity that attracts spiders to homes and businesses.

What attracts spiders?

As previously mentioned, the reason you might be witnessing an increase in spiders around your home or business is directly connected to the number of insects inhabiting your South Carolina property. When insects find a way into your home, spider infestations become a much more likely scenario. And finding an influx of spiders in your home often points to an existing insect infestation. While chasing after their insect prey, spiders will often find cracks, gaps, or crevices that allow them inside. To identify what might be attracting spiders to your home, you must first figure out what is attracting their insect food sources to your home. A few of the factors that encourage spider and insect activity around your property include:

  • Overgrown vegetation.

  • Moisture or sources of standing water.

  • Cluttered spaces where spiders can hide.

  • Open garbage cans or leftover food, which can attract insects, which by extension attracts spiders.

How to Keep Spiders Off Your Property

The simplest way to avoid spiders around your home or business is to eliminate the attracting factors that drew them to your property in the first place. Other ways include closing off their entry points.

  • Keep your yard and interior rooms clean and free of clutter.

  • Remove weeds and thick foliage, and trim your grass.

  • Keep moisture around your home to a minimum by dumping out kiddie pools, clearing your gutters of debris, and repairing leaky faucets.

  • Remove available entry points by installing door sweeps, replacing torn window screens, and sealing all cracks or gaps found in your foundation and exterior walls.

  • Avoid attracting insects (and therefore spiders) by keeping food sources stored where they cannot be reached.

If spiders still find a way into your South Carolina home, don’t be afraid to reach out to the pest experts here at Aiken Pest Control. We handle spiders so you can avoid the stress, danger, and irritation that comes with facing them alone. Check out our residential pest control programs or give us a call today!

 

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