What do you do when your home begins to feel overrun with invading spiders? This is a question we have been getting recently by some very frustrated Denver and Boulder homeowners who have been dealing with too many spiders indoors. Spiders make their way inside when they are looking for quiet and undisturbed areas to build nests to capture their prey (usually insects). If your home offers an abundance of prey as well as a lot of areas where spiders can spin their webs, you may be finding that you see more spiders indoors than out! Boulder pest control pros at EnviroPest by Sprague understand that this is not an ideal situation; running into spiders in your home can be unnerving and it’s something you shouldn’t have to deal with. Here are some tips to help you spider proof your home to eliminate the common house spiders in Colorado that are trying to make your home their own.
Eliminate spider prey inside your home. This means get those insects out! Oddly enough, you can keep both insects and spiders out of your home by eliminating areas where these pests can enter. Close up gaps in the exterior of the property and mend window and door screens that are ripped to help eliminate insect and spider entry points.
Don’t let vegetation grow too close to your home. Insects and spiders will live in vegetation like bushes and shrubs, so if these plants are touching your home, you’ll want to cut them back.
Install sodium vapor lighting in porch and deck lighting fixtures; insects are less attracted to these types of lights.
Clean up spider webs inside your home whenever you find them.
Eliminate areas of clutter inside your home to get rid of places where insects and spiders like to hide.
Clean your property regularly from top to bottom to remove insects and spiders that may be hiding inside your home.
If you’ve seen black house spiders inside your home, large house spiders or any other spiders that commonly infest Colorado homes, the spider control specialists at EnviroPest by Sprague Pest Solutions can help. Our spider control solutions can help you get rid of existing spider populations and offer tips to help keep this problem from happening in the future. If you are looking for year round pest control to help limit insect and spider problems you encounter in your Colorado property, please give us a call today! Our HomeSmart Pest™ Services help keep your home pest-free throughout the year offering 6 service visits, each of which is designed to protect you from specific pest threats. If pests should appear between scheduled visits, we will come to you at no additional cost to take care of the pest problem.
For home pest control you can trust, call the professionals at EnviroPest by Sprague Pest Solutions. Serving customers since 1926, our pest control solutions are efficient and proven to work; call today to schedule your first inspection!