Do you have a fear of spiders especially if they invade your home? If so, then you will want to know how to avoid them in your home and how to stay safe in case they bite you. We at Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators know how to avoid, get rid of them and want to help keep your family safe this year. Let’s look a little more in depth about spiders and how you and your family can avoid them this year in your home.
Did you know that not all spiders are bad? They do provide some form of natural pest control around your home (inside or outside) by catching other insects in their webs. But they don’t have an open invitation to come into your homes. An infestation of spiders can cause contamination to your food in the kitchen or pantries and depending on what kind of spider it may be can cause harm to your family. Taking action in preventing of them can go a long way to help avoid these harmful risks.
Keep Garages & Attics Clean
Most spiders who enter our homes are seeking out to be secluded areas where they can build their web to catch their next meal. So, an attic or garage is the perfect place they will find their next home. Avoid leaving clothing and shoes on the floor in the garage and consider purchasing a plastic container where you can store them in for safe keepings. Also, for the clothing in the attic, if not stored in a plastic container we suggest you shake them out and wash them before you wear them. We don’t want you or anyone in the family to have spiders crawling over you.
Seal the Cracks or Crevices Around Your Home
Spiders unfortunately can crawl into homes through damaged window screens, cracks in the doors or cracks in the siding. The outside of your homes should be inspected for these defects whenever the season changes especially when the weather changes. Sometimes the temperature outside can cause or worsen the problem so get to the bottom of it before it’s too late.
Inspect All Items That Come into Home
Packages that are delivered to your home are often left on the front porch or by your garage if you aren’t home. And if you don’t have a garage or don’t park in one, then you may place your grocery bags on the ground before heading into your home. We all do it so it’s only natural for us to put it down or maybe the kids did before bringing it inside. These are opportunities for spiders and other pests to crawl onto the bags and boxes. Be sure to inspect the packages and bags before you bring them into your home. This will help reduces the risk of getting the critters into your home.
What to Do If A Spider Bites You
Spiders such as house spiders or cellar spiders do not pose a threat to people as they don’t have strong mouthparts to pierce your skin. These spiders are more of a nuisance than anything. Two spiders that you do have to watch out for living in the south are brown recluse spiders and black widow spiders. These will be able to pierce your skin and inject venom which causes a reaction in your body. Their bites can cause localized pain, fever and nausea and a brown recluse spider bite may have the possibility of causing skin necrosis at the site of the bite. If you do get bitten by one of these spiders, please seek help from your physician.
If you have an infestation of spiders in your home, leave getting rid of them up to the professionals. Being proactive about spider control in your home will reduce the likelihood of them making a home into yours and harming someone in your family. If you do suspect you may have a spider infestation in your home, please contact us today at 910-254-9443. We want you and your family to stay safe in your own home and we want you to be able to enjoy it pest free!