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A Helpful Spider Prevention Guide For Marietta Homeowners

A Helpful Spider Prevention Guide For Marietta Homeowners

Many pests can find their way into your Marietta home, but perhaps none is quite as alarming as the spider. There are many ways spiders can startle you. If you tend to a garden or landscaping, you could turn and find yourself face to face with a spider. They love to hang out in the vegetation. If you do yard work, you might move something and watch a spider crawl away. But, the most startling encounters happen inside. Your home is your sanctuary, the last place you expect to see a spider. You don't want to see a spider sitting on your tub or shower drain when you slide the shower curtain. When you watch television, you don't want to see a spider racing down the wall. And, we're willing to bet that you can live without the webs spiders in Georgia create in your home. 

You might now be wondering how to get rid of spiders, but this can be tough to do on your own. Fortunately, ProCare Pest Services has you covered! We are your Marietta pest control professionals serving over 5,000 homes and businesses in the area. Our local, family-owned-and-operated pest control company specializes in customized, eco-friendly pest management, and we are always ready to serve our community. In today's article, we'll look at the characteristics of common spiders, why you don't want spiders hanging around your home, five no-sweat tips to prevent spiders in your home, and why professional pest control makes for the best spider control.

Characteristics Of Common Spiders

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Spiders are reclusive pests that can find their way into any Marietta home. These pests are arachnids, meaning they possess eight legs and no antennae. The most common reason people experience spider problems is other underlying pest issues. Spiders are predators that feed on other insects. Therefore, if there are high populations of insects living near or inside your home, then there is a good chance they will attract spiders.

Some of the most common places you can find spiders are under furniture, window frames, corners of rooms, and inside closets. They will also move toward areas of low human traffic, such as the attic, basement, and garage. These places often have populations of insects and other prey pests and provide a safe, out-of-reach space for spiders to hide.

For the most part, having spiders in your home can be beneficial. For example, did you know that spiders are natural predators for many common nuisance pests? In addition, spiders in your home can serve as natural pest control for small insects. There are, however, some species of spiders in Marietta that are proven to be dangerous pests. Let's learn more about them below.

Why You Don't Want Spiders Hanging Around Your Home

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Professional Pest Control Makes For The Best Spider Control

When you're in the heat of a pest infestation, you don't have any time to waste. You may be tempted to try and control the problem yourself. However, D.I.Y. pest control methods often cause more harm than good. Proper pest control requires many chemical applications that can be dangerous when not handled by a trained professional. If you apply a D.I.Y. solution outside your home, you may unknowingly cause harm to animals, birds, insects, or plants that do not harm you or your family. If these pesticides contaminate your water source, this can also threaten the lives of people in the area.

Finally, D.I.Y. products are just not as effective as professional materials. Professional exterminators are highly trained in the responsible handling and use of pesticides. The wrong products and treatments may only temporarily drive pests away, only to return in more significant numbers than before. For these reasons, your best chance at pest protection is always with a trained professional.

If you're concerned about spiders in your home, the best solution is to contact ProActive Pest Services for professional spider control. Our team offers personalized solutions guaranteed to eliminate active pest pressures in your home and prevent them from returning. Contact us today to request a free estimate!

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Five No-Sweat Tips To Prevent Spiders In Your Home

There's no other way to say it: pest control is hard work. Most pests, including spiders, are reclusive creatures wishing to be left alone. Therefore, experts agree that the best way to control is to prevent an infestation from occurring in the first place. This form of proactive, long-term pest control is known throughout the industry as Integrated Pest Management or I.P.M. ProCare Pest Services uses advanced IPM methods and products to not only stop active pest infestations but prevent future ones from occurring. You can even apply concepts of Integrated Pest Management in your everyday household pest prevention.

If you're now wondering how to keep spiders away, here are five helpful tips to help you prevent a future spider problem.

  • Install door sweeps under doors leading into and out of your home. Exterior doors provide easy access to spiders trying to get in from outside. These spiders can easily crawl underneath your doors. Door sweeps can help keep them out!
  • Keep door and window screens in good repair. Spiders will take advantage of even the smallest entrances made available to them. Keep doors and windows closed and properly sealed to block access to these potential entryways.
  • Seal cracks and crevices around your home to prevent spiders from entering your structure. Use liquid cement to fill cracks, gaps, and holes around your home's exterior.
  • Turn off exterior lights at night. Pests will often see these lights and interpret them as an open invitation into your home. It's not necessarily that they are attracted to light sources; simply stated, this illuminates the area and makes it easier for spiders to see where they're going!
  • Close unscreened doors and windows when they are not in use. Have you heard the phrase, "Were you raised in a barn?" That same idea applies here! Leaving doors and windows open makes it much easier for pests to get in and out of your home, so always shut the door behind you!
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