While cellar spiders are beneficial in controlling other harmful insects and spiders like cloth moths, flies, mosquitoes, black widow spiders and hobo spiders, their webs can be difficult to tolerate, especially if spiders make you squirm. Contact your local Truly Nolen office for advice about cellar spider control and elimination. Ask about our Four Seasons approach to pest control that covers sweeping spider web prone areas each season to encourage cellar spiders to set up shop elsewhere besides your home. Truly Nolen’s IPM (Integrated Pest Management) system treats your exterior perimeter with materials that form a barrier to your yard and home.
In addition to consulting with your local Truly Nolen location for cellar spider control advice, there are some things you can do on your own to help control cellar spiders.
Remove cellar spider webs eggs and spiders with a broom or a vacuum as soon as you notice them. Cellar spiders can’t eat their webs, like a lot of spiders can to recycle their silk, so their silk supply is limited. Removing their webs encourages cellar spiders to move on to a more productive place.
Limit cellar spiders’ food sources, by using pet and people friendly insect prevention and control measures.
Reduce the humidity in your home or business by using dehumidifiers and making sure there is proper ventilation.
Seal all cracks and crevices around doors, windows and other entry points in your foundation to exclude pests from entering your home.
With Halloween just around the corner, its time for larger-than-life creepy, crawly creatures skittering across lawns, lurking in dark alleyways and dropping out of nowhere to frighten their hapless victims.
North Carolina is home to dozens of species of spiders. While most species of spiders are relatively harmless, two poisonous species are common in the Tar Heel state, the black widow and the brown recluse spider.