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What Should I Do If I See a Spider in My Home?

April 10, 2023 All Pest Solutions Spiders
What Should I Do If I See a Spider in My Home?

Seeing a spider in your home can really get your heart racing. Spiders can scurry across the floor, dangle from the ceiling, or even crawl across the wall. While spiders are not looking to hurt people, they will bite if they feel trapped or threatened. If you scoop up a pile of dirty laundry, you may not realize there is a spider in the pile. If it feels pressed up against your arm, it is very possible that you will get a painful bite. Not all spiders will cause a dangerous wound when they bite, but it can feel similar to a bee sting. Seeing one or two spiders in your home is quite common. You can either squish them or put them outside. But if you are seeing multiple spiders in your home, giving a local, trusted pest professional a call may be the best way to ensure you won’t be seeing a spider in your home anytime soon.

What attracts spiders?

Two big magnets for spiders are food and water.  You may notice that you often see spiders in the bathroom, sometimes even in the bathtub. A leaky faucet or residual water left from a shower can attract spiders. Some species of spider get their water from their food.

 If your home creates a good environment for spider food, you will likely also attract spiders. Spiders eat other pests in your home.  If you leave food out on the counter,  have crumbs in secluded places throughout the home, or have excessive trash, you can attract insects that spiders love to eat. Keeping a tidy, clean home is the best way to keep all pests out, including spiders. Though as the summer heats up and water becomes more scarce, preventing spiders from getting in the house without professional help may prove more and more difficult.

How do I get rid of spiders?

Treating your home for spiders is certainly possible. If you would like to treat your home for spiders yourself, you can try spider traps, insecticides that kill on contact, indoor insecticide barriers, or natural repellents such as:

  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Cedar essential oil
  • Mint plants around your home
  • White vinegar spray
  • Orange scent around windows

But if you really do not want to suffer the terror of seeing a spider scurrying  across your kitchen floor or have to go to the ER with a black widow bite, call a professional pest control company  that guarantees a spider free zone. Even if you occasionally see a new intruding spider, you can rest knowing that it won’t be around for long. In Nashville, TN, give the best spider control company a call by contacting All Pest Solutions today.