Pholcidae, commonly known as cellar spiders, are a spider family in the suborder Araneomorphae

Winter Spider Prevention Tips

Eek!! It’s winter, a time of year when it is common to see more spiders in our homes. Many people believe it’s because they are coming inside for shelter from the cold. However, sometimes these spiders have been in your home all year long and you’re just starting to see them!

Spiders are quite good at staying out of sight, but if you’re seeing spiders in your home there’s a good chance that there are quite a few, as well as some other creatures that they use as a food source. In any case, though they are often more help than they are harmful, spiders belong outdoors, and they won’t go away if you leave them alone.

How to Prevent Spiders

Spiders are sensitive creatures who respond quickly to changes in their environment. They will abandon their territory if they feel threatened and are always on the lookout for a prime place to hunt or build a web, depending on the type. Preventing spiders may be as easy as using these amazing creatures’ sensitivity against them.

  • Scents: Some people swear by scents as a major spider repellent. Lemon, cinnamon, and eucalyptus may all be used in a spray solution to try and deter spiders.
  • Cleaning:Vacuuming, dusting, and sweeping on a regular basis can disturb spiders’ hunting or nesting, which often leads to their looking for a safer place to live.
  • No food or water: Without easy access to food and water, spiders and other insects will not be able to survive in your home, so making things less accessible can also make life harder for spiders in general.

Beyond this, spider prevention involves keeping your property free of debris, limiting places the spiders can hide and live, and ensuring that your house is closed off to entry. Window frames, screens, doors, vents, chimneys, foundations, and utility conduits can all be entry points should be well sealed and maintained.

Benefits of Year-Round Pest Control

Calling for pest control services for a one-time treatment will eliminate existing infestations, but it doesn’t do much to prevent them from returning in the future. Because spiders and other pests tend to take up residence in your home throughout the year, you would benefit greatly from having year-round pest control in place, and Alexandria Pest Services can offer you the affordable and effective protection you need to keep your home pest-free.

At Alexandria Pest Services, our expert technicians will provide a free inspection to determine your pest issue and come up with a customized plan to treat the issue. Contact Alexandria Pest Services at 703-923-0925 today to schedule an appointment.