European Garden Spider

Tips for How to Keep Spiders Out of Your House

Spider webs and spiders are generally creepy. They hang out in corners of your basement, get tangled in your face and remind everyone of Halloween.

When you walk through a spider web, you can almost imagine being trapped in the web. Spider webs are made of a silk material that is stronger than steel. The web can stretch to 140 percent of its length. Spider webs or cobwebs are designed to capture insects which the spiders eat for food.  Some spiders do not use a spider web; instead, they chase prey, lay in wait or go underwater to eat.

Large spider on wall

How to Keep Spiders Out of Your Home

Spider sightings seem more common during the fall as more people rummage through basements, attics and garages to store away remnants of summer activities and retrieve decorations for upcoming holidays.