House Spiders

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Why Common House Spiders Can Bring Problems

Spiders are one of the most common household pests. Most of us do not like spiders, and there’s a good reason for it.  Yes, they eat other insects, such as roaches, aphids, moths, earwigs, but if you find that you have a consistent population of spiders in your home, that could be an indication of other problems.  Spiders feed off other insects, so they are tuned into knowing where those insects are, and will hang out there to trap them.  If your home didn’t have these insects, the spiders wouldn’t have reasons to take up residence there.


Insects in the home are irritating, dirty, carry diseases, yucky and gross.  You do not want to invite them there or make them comfortable. Prevention is the best solution for keeping spiders at bay.

  • Keep you home tidy.  Keep kitchen sink, floors, and counters clean and crumb-free.
  • Eliminate spider webs when you see them, vacuuming on a regular basis.
  • Don’t keep plants and shrubbery directly against the side of your house. Leaves that touch the siding of your house can cause mold and mildew in the walls of your home, and provide access to pests, which get into the siding and cause damage from the inside out.  Prune bushes from the siding to be at least 6 – 12 inches away.

The Best Way to Deal with a Spider Infestation is to hire a qualified pest control specialist, such as Plank Pest, to ensure that the infestation is properly dealt with.
Call Steve at Plank Pest, 573-368-3333.