Spiders are year-round pests. It is common to spot them roaming around your yard or creeping into your house.
Nevertheless, they mostly come out in large swarms during summer, which may pose many problems if you don’t know how to stop them.
So, Why Do You See More Spiders in Your Home During Summer?
For most summer days, outdoor conditions are ideal for the survival of spiders. They enjoy favorable temperatures, water is available, and food is plentiful.
However, spiders often migrate to other areas when there’s an imbalance in their environments.
Typically, spiders will come out in large numbers due to the following reasons:
During summer, male spiders enter a mating season. As a result, they become sexually active and move out of their hiding places, searching for suitable mates.
They sneak indoors through cracks, open doors, and windows. Once inside, they start breeding, with females hatching multiple eggs daily.
If the weather is too hot, they will seek refuge inside homes or other areas where temperatures are lower.
Similarly, if the summer is too wet or extremely dry, spiders creep into homes to hide until outdoor weather conditions improve.
Just like any other animal, spiders need plenty of water to survive. Although outdoor water sources are plenty, they sometimes run dry during summer, leading to water scarcity.
Spiders often search for water in different areas, including homes.
Insufficient Food Supply
Spiders mainly prey on insects. If they can’t find plenty of their prey outdoors, they may come into homes in search of food.
Similarly, if you have an infestation of pests that spiders feed on, they will likely come inside to feed on them.
Dealing with a Spider Infestation
Most spiders are generally harmless and less destructive compared to other pests.
However, black widow and brown recluse spiders are extremely dangerous, owing to their poisonous bites.
Below are techniques to help you keep spiders at bay:
Seal Entry Points
Spiders can creep into the house through openings such as holes and cracks. If possible, seal all gaps, holes, and entry points to your home.
Moreover, you can install weather stripping around doors and windows to conceal crevices that spiders may pass through.
Destroy Hiding Places
Dark, quiet places are among the best hiding spots for spiders. These include corners and under carpets and household items such as furniture.
As a result, you can adopt several measures to clean their hiding spaces.
For instance, you can throw away unused newspapers and clean the rooms that are not often used.
In addition, consider trimming overgrown bushes, mowing lawns, and disposing of trash where spiders can hide.
Eliminate Food Sources
Pest infestation around your home can be an essential food source for spiders since they feed on other pests.
Therefore, you should eliminate common household pests (for instance, spraying pesticides) to cut off the food supply for spiders in your home.
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