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I Have Spiders! Help!

Ask anyone what their biggest fear in life is and more than likely they’ll respond with the infamous 8-legged crawlers. So when they start getting too close for comfort within your walls, you may be quickly wondering why do I have spiders in my house, and how do I get rid of them? Luckily the experts at Old Bay Pest Control in Annapolis,

Maryland have all the answers and experience needed to address your every concern.

How did spiders get in my house?

While we generally picture spiders as the fully grown insects that bring a shriek on sight, the fact is that they can slip in while still in the young development stage of growth through cracks in the wall, pipes, or even through the tiny holes of window screens.

The two most common points of entry for spiders, however, is through open windows or air ventilators as they have direct access from outside your home. Once they have gained access, where they like to hang out is dependent on the species. Some prefer moist areas near the bathtub like the common house spider, while others such as black widows tend to form webs near crevices in your homes foundation. In any case, the less openings your home has for entry the better your chances are of keeping it arachnid free.

How do I get rid of spiders?

Spiders are generally carnivorous and therefore use their keen senses to seek out prey. The good thing for us is Spiders are sensitive to certain smells, which is something you can use to your advantage. One trick is to use essential oils such as eucalyptus, tea tree, and peppermint oil around windows and doors in order to repel the spiders. The same can be done with vinegar, though it may also repel some family and friends with that strong stench.

Another trick is to simply clean your home regularly. Use a vacuum attachment to clean around windows sills, floorboards, and crown molding. Also, dust about once a week especially around dressers and shelves where webs can be constructed. If you find any spider webs, make sure to remove them immediately as this not only removes the current invaders but discourages future ones. In addition to disturbing areas spiders may inhabit, regular cleaning discourages other pests on which spiders may feed.

While these are preventive measures to stop spiders from entering you’re home, they are not foolproof. If you still find spiders in your house and want to get them out and keep them out call the professionals at Old Bay Pest Control. Our trained exterminators will quickly exterminate the existing spiders and prevent any future entry. We will do this using products that are safe for your family and pets.