Everyone in Western North Carolina has seen their fair share of spiders and in the last place they want to see them: their home. Whether you’re in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Haywood or Transylvania County, these pests see your home as an opportunity to set up shop.
Our pest control experts here at Gibson Pest Control often field questions about arachnids during this time of the year.
Read on to find out how to keep spiders out of your house.
Why Would Spiders be Attracted to Your Home?
There are several reasons why spiders will hang around your property. For one thing, spiders are often attracted to heat. As the days get warmer and longer, spiders start searching for other places to go.
Arachnids are attracted to our common household items like laundry baskets, bathroom windows, candles and pets. To keep your house spider-free, you may want to put certain items in plastic bags and store them out of reach.
Are Spiders in Western North Carolina Dangerous?
While most are not dangerous, some are unfriendly if disturbed. According to the North Carolina state website, certain spiders, such as the black widow and brown recluse, are considered dangerous. A bite from either of these spiders is capable of causing serious damage to skin tissue and/or illness.
No matter the species, if you think you may have a spider infestation, please contact Gibson Pest Control immediately. Our team of experts will come out and inspect your property to identify the pests and come up with a plan to fully eradicate them.
How to Keep Spiders Out of Your Home
To keep spiders from taking up residence in your home, close and lock all windows and doors when you’re not there. Declutter and make sure your property is free of standing water. Cluttered areas around your home serve as an invitation for spiders to move in.
Spiders, like so many other pests, are able to squeeze through even the tightest spaces, cracks and crevices. Take some time to inspect each and every entry point in your home, such as windows and doors. Gaps or potential openings are nothing a little caulk can’t fix.
Why You Can Trust Gibson Pest Control to Eliminate Your Spider and Pest Infestation
Our customers have been trusting us to take care of their homes and businesses for more than thirty years. We have the knowledge and experience to tackle any spider infestation, big or small, as well as any other pest problem you might have.