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.
Although spiders are beneficial, many fear spiders and do not want them in and around their home. If you find yourself “attacked” by one too many spider webs, consider the following tips:
Stop Spiders From Entering Your Home
- Installing tight-fitting screens on windows and doors, as well as weather stripping and door sweeps. Replace torn screens as soon as possible.
- Install window well covers and replace them if they are cracked.
- Seal or caulk cracks and crevices where spiders can enter the house (around utility points and around window frames.)
- Equip vents in soffits, foundations, and roof gables with tight-fitting fine screens.
- Install yellow or sodium vapor light bulbs outdoors since these tend to attract fewer insects for spiders to eat.
- Dust and vacuum to remove spiders, webs and egg sacs.
To identify your spider, the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation has an excellent guide of common spiders.
Spiders are among the most prevalent household pests. They crawl their way into two out of three homes. If your Long Island home is infested with spiders, it’s best to let a professional exterminator handle the job. Call Suburban Exterminating at (631) 864-6900 or (516) 864-6900 today for a free estimate.