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When should you be concerned about the number of spiders in your home?

October 1st, 2021

For most of us, the thought of having spiders in our homes is a scary one. It’s a pretty common fear. However, spiders are not always a nuisance. They can often be very useful. Nevertheless, when should we worry about the number of spiders in our home? What strategy should we adopt to prevent them from multiplying endlessly? These are the questions that will be answered in the following blog post.

Undesirable, really?

Although spiders may seem unappealing to some of us, they are fond of insects of all kinds, often more harmful. It is therefore not surprising that our homes provide them with a comfortable living environment. Water, vegetable garden, wooded areas are all elements that are likely to attract the insects that make up the spider’s pantry. Not to mention that basements, cellars, the back of furniture and all the little nooks and crannies of your home are great places to spin a web or watch for prey. Although spiders can be allies in a house, we still don’t want to deal with an infestation. But then, how do you recognize one?

Spiders’ nests in the house

When you start seeing or even spotting webs or cocoons inside your home, it’s not a good sign. It’s an indicator that spiders have decided to build a nest in your home to spend the long winter months warm and safe to lay their eggs. Fortunately, there are simple ways to get rid of them or prevent the problem. But first, why your home is so welcoming to them.

Why do I have spider nests in my home?

Before you think about getting rid of spiders, it’s best to know why your home is so comfortable for them. If you don’t, they will keep coming back. Spiders find refuge in homes when the cold season approaches and they can find a reliable food source in your home. Examples include gnats and mosquitoes. Most house spiders build their nests in the corners of rooms. Others may also weave their webs under furniture, outside under rocks, in the pots of indoor green plants, around window frames. A thorough inspection of these hiding places is necessary to destroy the webs and make the environment less welcoming. Spiders are very fast at spinning their webs, sometimes in less than an hour. Clean your home well and control the unwanted insects that make up its larder so that your home is less inviting to spiders.

How to get rid of them?

If nests are multiplying and spiders are numbering in the dozens and you are constantly seeing webs and cocoons, you may want to get rid of them. You can either gently remove the intruders and take them outside or use a more drastic method and simply exterminate them. In the first case, if you are not afraid of spiders you can simply take a feather duster and wrap it around the web and the spider and then put it outside and wait for the spider to leave on its own. If you are the arachnophobic type, you can vacuum the entire house using a small nozzle for the corners and throw the inside of the vacuum bag outside.

If you are concerned about the situation and don’t know how to get rid of the spiders, don’t hesitate to contact an exterminator. He or she can advise you on how to get rid of the spiders or even take care of them for you.