Don't Get Trapped in a Spider's Web
Spiders often infest the home during the end of the winter months, and infestations are also likely to occur during the approaching spring season as well. The weather can contribute to the ability of spiders to build a nest in the home in areas that are hidden from view. Although there are some benefits to having spiders eat smaller insects, most people do not consider this to be a justifiable reason to allow them to remain inside of the home. They will often lay their eggs in these areas that are out of view. This makes them difficult to detect before they hatch. Professional pest-control services can help you to deal with the problem of spider infestations.
Types of Winter Spiders
There are many different types of spiders that can infest the home during the winter months. Most winter spiders have eight legs, segmented bodies and various designs on the surface of the body. There are many signs of an infestation that you can use to try to identify the spider. The best method will use the services of a qualified professional. In addition, the shapes, sizes and colors of the spider can be used to identify the type of spider infestation in your home. When the spiders enter the home in large numbers, it is a sign that winter is approaching.
Some of the most common types of spiders that you might see during the winter include:
- Brown recluse
- Garden spiders
- Jumping spiders
- Yellow sac spiders
- Cellar spiders
- Wolf spiders
- Hobo spiders
How Spiders Enter The Home
Spiders tend to hide in crevices and cracks, and they tend to build their nests in dark, damp areas. This includes various hidden areas in the walls, attic and basement. They are generally looking for warm places to hide, and this can allow them to enter your home or business through small cracks and crevices in the exterior part of the building. They also tend to build nests in areas that are concealed from view. Examples include the hidden portions of bookshelves, bathroom cupboards and other dark places. They will also build their nests in the winter by infesting the areas inside of the garage where there are many damp places.
Professional Pest Control
Spiders can also enter the home through holes in the wall that allow pipes or wires to pass through the walls. Another point of entry is the drain system that can allow the rain to run off of the roof. During the dry days of the month, spiders will have an opportunity to enter the home and start laying eggs. These nests can remain undetected for a long period of time, and this leads to the appearance of a sudden surge of spiders. This can be an unpleasant surprise, which can ruin your holiday festivities. Prevention is the best course of action when you are facing the prospects of getting trapped with a spider's web during the holidays. For additional details on how to deal with winter infestations of spiders, contact one of our knowledgeable service professionals today.