Up close look at a spider in a web. Pioneer Pest Management, serving Portland OR and Vancouver WA talks about how to prevent spiders this spring.

Find a spider in your home? It’s not uncommon this time of year to encounter a spider. With the weather warming up and the days becoming longer, these small eight-legged creatures that have been hiding out all winter, will start to emerge.

Although spiders are beneficial and keep other pests in check, many people still don’t want them in their homes. To help keep spiders out of your home this spring, consider these tips from Pioneer Pest Management.

Spider Exclusion

Exclusion is an industry term meaning to create barriers to keep spiders out. Exclusion will require you to replace old or damaged weather stripping, apply caulk around windows, install door sweeps, and more. A good rule of thumb is: if a piece of notebook paper can fit through it, so can a spider.

Eliminate Other Indoor Pests

Spiders go where their food is which includes ants, flies, moths, and other insects–sometimes even other spiders. If you have insects in your home, you’ll want to contact your local pest control company to eliminate the problem and help deter spiders.

Clean Thoroughly

Cleanliness is key when it comes to pest prevention and this also includes spiders. Declutter your home, dust regularly, and vacuum thoroughly. Pay attention to floor and ceiling corners as well as underneath furniture. Spiders like to stay in dark areas where they’ll go undisturbed.

Change Your Porch Lights

Insects are attracted to lights. You can help deter spiders that are interested in bugs by swapping out your traditional exterior light bulbs with sodium vapor bulbs.

Work With a Pest Control Company

Working with a pest control company like Pioneer Pest Management is key when it comes to treating and preventing any pest infestation. As experts, we know the habits and behaviors of pests. We’ll thoroughly inspect your home, identify vulnerable areas, and recommend treatment solutions moving forward. Whether you have a current infestation or want professional spider prevention, give us a call today!