Keeping Your Scottsdale Home Spider Free in Fall and Winter
Spiders here in Scottsdale, Arizona are year-round pests. There is no way around it. And, although it is true that in more northern states, the cold will slow spiders down, considerably, to the point where they seem almost dormant, spiders in Scottsdale never actually stop. In fact, spiders mate during the fall, meaning that, before long, spider numbers will be higher than ever as baby spiders crawl over everything. We can probably all agree, that is the last thing we want in our homes. So, with that said, here are some preventative measures you can take as a homeowner this fall and winter to ensure that your home isn’t crawling with spiders by spring.
Spiders can be difficult pests to handle. Their tiny bodies and sticky, agile legs make them adept at hiding, invading, and all around disturbing you at every turn. So to understand how to keep spiders out, you must first understand how, and why, they invade your home in the first place.
How Spiders Invade
Spiders need an entrance, whether that be a hole, a crack, or a tear, they need some way to slip inside. Consider the following checks and repairs when excluding spiders in the fall and winter.
- Inspect your foundation for cracks or gaps that could be allowing pests in. Seal small holes and cracks with a caulking gun and repair any larger damaged areas.
- Install door sweeps under exterior doors. More often than not, spiders will just wander in in the most obvious of locations.
- Inspect door and window screens and make sure they are in good shape. If they are not, have them repaired or replaced.
- Sometimes spiders will find other gaps to sneak into. Make sure your air vents and chimneys are properly sealed.
- Trim back bushes and hedges from exterior walls. Spiders love to hide. Removing their hiding spots will greatly reduce the chances that they will get closer to the walls of your home.
Why Spiders Invade
The simple truth is, spiders will invade to find food. Most commonly, this food is other pests buzzing or crawling around in your home or inside your wall voids. The good news is that all of the above exclusion steps for spiders also work well to exclude their food as well. At the end of the day, if you want your home spider-free, it needs to first be pest free.
How Schendel Can Get Your Home Pest Free
Here at Schendel, creating pest-free environments is what we do. Our pest exclusion and removal methods are tried and true, and our success rates are admirable. If you truly want your home spider and pest free this fall and winter, let the professionals here at Schendel help. We know what it feels like to live in a pest-free home, and we want to share that worry-free experience with you. Proactively take your first step to a pest-free home and trust Schendel today!