Fall is one of the most prominent times of year that we see spiders in and around our homes in Georgia. We see spiders more often in the fall because its mating season. Spiders mate this time of year to create egg sacs that can survive the winter while many of these parental spiders will die during the first frost. So, when you look through the shrubbery around your home, your very likely to see webs or even egg sacs.
There are roughly thirty eight species of spiders that are found in the state of Georgia. Those species range from the standard black and yellow garden spider to the feared black widow spider. Not all spiders are bad though. Some provide benefits as they eat other bugs that you don’t want in and around your home.
Spiders such as the mouse, hobo, black widow, and brown recluse can be extremely dangerous. Others found in Georgia that may bite include the black house and wolf spider which can be dangerous but not typically lethal. Even more found in Georgia include the star-bellied orb-weaver, southeastern wandering spider, various species of the jumping spider, huntsman spider, eastern parson spider, varying species of the fishing spider, furrow orb-weaver, southern house spider, green lynx spider, and the curiously shaped arrow-shaped micrathena.
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In order to prevent these pests, you must take preventative measures to support your selected treatment methods. This includes riding your home of other insect pests such as roaches or flies, which attract spiders in search of prey.
- Clean vigilantly! Spiders avoid clean homes due to the lack of hiding places.
- Sweep or vacuum up spider webs and egg sacs whenever you see them.
- Keep food stored in tightly sealed storage containers.
- Pick up and put away clutter. Spiders like to hide in piles of old magazines, dirty clothes, junk and anything else that will provide them cover.
- Use pesticides or other pest control treatments based on any other insect problem you may have.
Take preventative measures outdoors to keep the spiders from coming in.
- Seal up and cracks and crevices into your home. Cover vents with fine mesh insect screens.
- Apply caulk around wires, cables, faucets and electrical components.
- Replace or fix torn window screens and caulk up gaps around windows.
- Turn outdoor lights off or switch to yellow sodium vapor lights to keep from attracting other pests that they might feed on.
- Remove vegetation within eight feet of the perimeter of your home.
Getting rid of pests can require a combination of indoor and outdoor pest control. Learning how to kill spiders is part of the process, but to keep them from returning, ensure that other insects can’t invade your house. Preventing pests from entering your home is a good way to keep spiders from following to feed on them. If you find yourself doing these things and still have a issue with spiders, call Lookout Pest Control, formerly Any Pest Inc., today!
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All of these tips may help to eliminate and prevent the problem, however, only a qualified pest control professional can ensure that the spider infestation in your house has been properly dealt with. Here at Lookout Pest Control we have three decades worth of necessary skills and experience to treat your spider infestation correctly so that you can rest assured spiders aren’t crawling around in your home.
Watch Out For Spiders This Fall Season in Kennesaw, GA and beyond!
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