Spiders are probably the most feared and hated creature in the world. Most people’s reactions range from mild disgust and uneasiness to paralyzing fear and panic attacks. However, most spiders are not harmful, and can even be beneficial, as they prey on other pests that would otherwise be running rampant in your home. However, if you have an infestation of spiders, or someone in your family is allergic to spider bites, spider control can become very important. If you need spider control, call Overland Park’s spider experts, Hoffman Pest Control, today.
Unfortunately for arachnophobes, spiders are a very difficult pest to get rid of once they’re in your home. Unlike many other bugs, spiders can’t be killed or kept out of your home by spraying pesticides in your home or at the entrances where they might crawl in. Each spider must be disposed of individually, either by physical contact (swatting it), by spraying it directly with bug spray, or picking it up and carrying it out of your home. This is obviously very inefficient and time-consuming when you are dealing with a large number of spiders in your home.
The most effective form of long term spider control is to make your home less attractive to spiders, and the best way to make your home less attractive to spiders is to remove their food source, which is primarily insects and other creepy crawlies. Sealing up cracks that allow insects into your home, frequent vacuuming and sweeping, and making sure there is no food left out for bugs to eat will all help reduce the number of insects present in your home. Without a food source, the spiders will die off, or leave on their own.
If you are dealing with a spider infestation in your Overland Park home, call the local spider control experts. We will be happy to help consult with you to make your home free from spiders.