Many times with the first cold snap of Autumn, our homes seem to be invaded by a variety of spiders. Typically spiders are happiest outdoors where they have access to a plentiful and frequent supply of insect snacks. But when the climate outside become less than favorable (too cold, too dry or too wet) they look for an environment that is more comfortable.
Unfortunately our homes are sometimes a better alternative to mother nature. And once they move in, depending on the conditions in your home, they may not want to leave. It really doesn’t take long to have an infestation because an adult spider can produce several egg sacs, each containing up to several hundred eggs.
Luckily most spiders are fairly harmless to humans, but when they are threatened they will bite. Here are some tips to help you prevent spider bites. (list courtesy osu.edu)
- Shake out clothing and shoes before getting dressed.
- Inspect bedding and towels before use.
- Wear gloves when handling firewood, lumber, and rocks (be sure to inspect the gloves for spiders before putting them on).
- Remove bedskirts. Move the bed away from the wall.
- Don’t store boxes and other items underneath beds.
- Exercise care when handling cardboard boxes (some spiders may inhabit the space under folded cardboard flaps).
If you do find yourself with more spiders than you are comfortable with, give Quik Kill Pest Eliminators a call. 800-525-0505