They’re climbing in your windows, snatching your people up, so make sure you hide your kids and hide your wife by protecting your home from spiders this winter. As temperatures drop and rainy nights become more and more frequent, eight-legged creatures are more likely to run into your home and take shelter in its nooks and crannies. With a recent upsurge in the amount of false widow spiders hitting the UK, this is why it’s so important to spider-proof your home well in advance of winter, so here’s some easy to follow steps to help you do so:
Cover Up Cracks And Holes
Particular gaps to pay attention to include around windows, as well as any holes which lead from the outside made for utility openings, like cable TV wires, gas and electric meters and other wires that enter your home from outside.
Spiders also commonly enter homes underneath exterior doors, being able to squeeze under an opening that’s only a sixteenth of a millimetre small, so it’s important to use caulk to seal any outside edges and if you have sliding glass doors, use foam weather-stripping to ensure they’re fully sealed when they’re shut.
It’s also important to get any gaps or holes sorted well before winter not just to keep spiders out, but also to keep heat in, making your home cosy and saving you money on expensive heating bills.
Whether you do this yourself with caulk or with the help of a domestic insulation company or foam contractors, make sure that any holes in your home are filled.
Sharpen Your Skills At Spider-Busting
It’s important that you take steps to ensure that the possibility of spiders causing an infestation in your home is kept to a minimum, which can be done in a variety of effective ways. Firstly, when bringing in any potted plants from outside to store inside during the winter, spray them with insecticide to ensure they remain spider-free. For any greenery or foliage that grows near your doors windows, trim them regularly as these are the places where spiders will build their webs, giving some increased access to your living space.
Keep Your Home Clean And Clutter Free
By leaving mess around the home, this provides spiders with perfect hiding spaces, where they’ll remain warm and comfortable until they decide to emerge and crawl on your face whilst you sleep (probably).
This is why it’s recommended that you regularly vacuum floors, wipe down surfaces and remove as much clutter as possible to make it unlikely that a spider colony will set up camp throughout Christmas. If you spot a few spider webs or spiders, you can also vacuum them up, which makes an effective form of pest control for any insect.
If your spider situation does get out of hand, enlist the help of a professional extermination company, who can provide stronger chemical pesticides to tackle the problem both quickly and effectively.If don’t want to delay this or else you will be forced to move out for a thorough cleanup.
This article is written by Tracy who is a interior decorator who occasionally blogs on articles that helps other home owners to protect their homes from pest infection.