July 25, 2019
Seeing spiders roaming around your yard is something you expect in the summer. Even when you see one in your house on occasion, it’s not a surprise because sometimes they get inside. However, if you start seeing more than the occasional spider, it's time to pay attention. Here's what seeing spiders around your home in the summer could mean.
Factors That Lead to Increased Spider Infestations in Summer
For much of summer, outdoor conditions are ideal for spiders. The temperature is as they like, there's enough shelter available, water is easy to find, and food supplies are plentiful. However, if any of these things become off-balance, spiders will go in search of a place that provides the right conditions.
Weather and shelter - If the weather becomes too hot or too cold, spiders will go in search of a spot that provides relief from the elements. They’ll do the same if the summer is overly dry or excessively wet. Spiders like having places to hide, and most homes provide plenty of these areas.
Water - Like all living things, spiders need water to survive. Outdoor water sources are usually easy to find, but if they become scarce, spiders will go in search of them and may end up in your house as a result.
Food - If the spiders around your house begin to have a hard time finding food, they'll go in search of it. They may end up inside while on their quest
Sometimes having an abundance of spiders in your home can mean that your house is providing a steady food source for them. A spider infestation is often the sign of another pest problem since spiders eat insects.
Why You Should Get a Summer Spider Infestation Taken Care Of
While most spiders are relatively harmless, some are poisonous, and all are a nuisance. When you end up with a spider infestation, you'll end up with webs all over your house, the potential for painful or dangerous bites, and an ever-growing population. Furthermore, if the spiders are there due to a different pest infestation, you need to get rid of both pests to eliminate the problems that go along with them.
Spencer Pest Services can take care of all your spider and other pest control needs. We have the expertise to determine where the pests are coming from, how to get rid of them safely, and how to prevent them from returning. Contact Spencer to learn more about our spider control services.