October

22

2011

Every fall, like clockwork, insects as well as spiders are driven indoors as the weather starts to cool here in Denver and throughout Colorado. And although most house infesting spiders in Colorado are not dangerous, they are not necessarily a welcome addition to the household.

So why are they making their way indoors, anyways? Spiders are generally content outside, where they feed on other insects caught in their webs, but when fall arrives they must seek out shelter in order to survive the winter.

It won’t be long before the snow flies and if you don’t want to spend the winter with spiders in your home, now is the time to take action. You can eliminate the conditions that attract spiders by employing these simple tips.

Organizing And Cleaning Your Home:

Discard cardboard boxes, old newspapers and unused items that may be taking up space in your home. It is also helpful to de-clutter your garage, basement and any storage areas you may have. All of this cleaning and de-cluttering may make leave you feeling like Martha Stewart, but it will also eliminate any hiding spots for spiders and other overwintering insects and rodents.

Stopping Other Pests From Entering:

By eliminating pest activity in your home, you can make it look less attractive to spiders who like a steady diet of other insects. This can be accomplished by pest-proofing your home inside and out. Keep counters and floors clear of crumbs and spills, and replace damaged window screens are easy ways you can deter spiders and the insects they feed on. Because spiders tend to enter your home near the foundation, you can seal any cracks and crevices near the foundation as well as cover any vents with fine mesh screens.

If you have followed these tips and still see little spiders running across your floors, or you are finding spider webs in your home, it’s time to contact the professionals at EnviroPest by Sprague Pest Solutions. Our professionals provide Tri-Annual Spider Treatments for homes, which are generally performed in spring, summer and fall. These treatments will help you get rid of current spider infestations in your Denver home, as well as the insects they are feeding on. Contact us today for more information on Colorado spider control or if you would like to set up your first inspection.