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What Every Homeowner in Millersville, MD Needs to Know About Spiders

Are you a tennis fan looking forward to the opening of the new tennis complex in Millersville? If you are, what is a sight that might scare you on the court? …Maybe a spider crawling on the ground next to you? How about if you saw a spider in your home? It would certainly help to have the right information about how to deal with them, and that’s the purpose of this post.

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You may be asking yourself, “Why do spiders enter my house?”  The following post might be helpful in answering this question:

Each year, eight-legged creatures begin to invade your home as they look for a mate.

Professor Adam Hart, an entomologist at the University of Gloucestershire, has researched the seasonal spider cycle.

He says around 80 percent of the spider’s people catch a glimpse of scuttling around their homes are males who are on the hunt for mates and females indoors. Read more at Express…

As the author above mentions, spiders are most attracted to your home during the mating season. You might come across them in your garage or attic, and generally in hidden spaces where they can access food and water.


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Next, it’s also important to understand the dangers of having spiders in your home. You will be surprised to find out that most spiders are harmless. The following excerpt explains this point better:

“Oh my God, kill it! KILL IT!”

Outbursts like these are common throughout much of the United States and, indeed, the world, when a spider’s cover is blown, and it is forced to skitter this way and that along the wall or across the living room carpet to avoid being, as suggested above, speedily smashed.

It is unfortunate that so many of these harmless eight-legged critters have to pay such a price for our unfounded fears and instinctive squishing behaviors, especially since they work so hard to rid our homes of ever creepier (in the author’s personal opinion) pests such as silverfish, fleas, bed bugs, gnats, and flies. Read more at Den Garden…

Still, there are some dangerous spiders like the Black Widow and the Brown Recluse. The good news is that they are very rare, so it’s unlikely that you would ever encounter one in your Millersville home.

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Common house spiders can be beneficial to your home but they are still a nuisance. Here are some tips to get rid of them.

Making sure that your house is clean is generally a good way to decrease the number of pests in your home.  In the case of spiders, not only will a clean home provide fewer places for the spiders to hide, but it will also make it less likely that small insects will be around for the spiders to eat.  Without a reliable food source, and with fewer hiding spots, it will be harder for spiders to stay.

Some web-building spiders tend to make their home high up in the corners of the ceiling.  Take a look around, often these webs can be sucked up in a vacuum cleaner or at least knocked down with an extending duster. Read more at Earthkind…

In addition to this, you can keep them out of your house in the first place by sealing their entry points. Seal all the holes and cracks and ensure that your doors and windows are tightly closed.

You can get rid of spiders in your home yourself, but if your efforts have not worked or the number of spiders invading your home is worrying, then it’s time to call in the experts. Call Backyard Bug Patrol today for safe and effective spider control solutions.