Most of the spiders in our area are a harmless and unwelcome sight. There are two spider types to be concerned about, however. You probably already know what they are. Black widow and brown recluse spiders can cause bites that are considered to be medically important. But no matter what spider crawls into your yard and attempts to get into your home, these simple tips will help you control them.
It is amazing how much moisture plays a role in spider activity. A small puddle can give a spider a drink. Damp ground can increase moisture pests. Moisture saturation can cause your vegetation to be unhealthy. This will attract aphids and other plant-damaging pests. All of these pests are food for spiders. Okay. So how do you create a dry perimeter around your home? Don't your plants need water to be strong, healthy, and vibrant? Yes. But that water can be under a dry surface of soil.
Here are some tips for preventing damp topsoil:
- Trim shrubs and bushes.
- Trim tree canopy to let light into shaded areas.
- Put space between your plants to increase airflow.
- Water your plants in the early morning to prevent moisture at night.
- Fix leaky plumbing.
- Clean gutters.
- Fix broken splash guards and downspouts.
This is a strong attractant for insects, and insects attract spiders. Have you ever noticed a web near a light fixture? This happens quite a bit because spiders establish their webs in locations that have high insect activity. When you keep lights off, you reduce insects around your home. We realize that this can be a security concern and reduce your curb appeal in the evening. Apply this as it fits with your specific needs. One effective way to reduce light without getting rid of the light altogether is to replace white lights with yellow lights. Yellow light is more resistant to insects, and it is just as effective at illuminating intruders on your property.
A single silk egg sac can have 300 eggs in it. Some spiders create these egg sacs in their webs. When you remove spider webs quickly, you are potentially removing hundreds of new spiders that would be crawling around in your landscaping and on the exterior of your home.
Have you ever noticed a web on an item sitting in your yard? Spiders create webs in lawn clutter. If you remove these items, you remove an attractant for spiders. Keep in mind that dangerous spiders can find a number of places to hide, even holes in the ground. If you have any holes, fill them in to remove spider harborages.
If you have gaps, cracks, or holes in your home, you can expect spiders to take advantage of them. Spiders will get in through holes from the very bottom to the top of your home. Remove as many openings as possible to resist spiders. But keep in mind that, while this can reduce spider infestations, it won't completely control spiders. Spiders can only be controlled by an application of pest control products. These should be selected and administered by a licensed professional to ensure proper application.
Spider Control In Dallas
If you live in Dallas, contact the local pest control experts at Dynasty Pest Control for direct treatment of spiders or for ongoing pest control to reduce spiders and the many pests they eat. We're standing by to assist you with all your pest control needs. Life is so much better without spiders. Give it a try, starting today.