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Spider Facts

  • Considered predators, spiders eat other insects, small lizards and baby birds.
  • Spiders rarely bite humans unless their nests or webs are disturbed.

How to Get Rid of Spiders

Spiders eat other insects, so protecting your home from other types of insects and keeping a tidy home can often times be the first line of defense against spiders indoors.

There are several steps you can take as a homeowner to help prevent a spider infestation in the home.

Tips for Indoors

  • Remove clutter inside the home, like piles of laundry, storage boxes, containers or stacks of books and toys. This ensures spiders have less places in which to hide.
  • Thoroughly vacuum any areas where spiders or spider webs are found using the wand attachment to ensure you get all the small cracks and crevices.
  • Keep pet food tightly covered and don't leave food bowls out all day.

Tips for Outdoors

  • Take your broom and sweep down any webs you see around your house paying special attention to the eaves of the house.
  • Seal all exterior cracks as best as possible paying special attention to doorways, window casings, basement walls and door frames.
  • Trim back trees, bushes or other vegetation that can be found touching the walls of the home.
  • Remove piles of wood or rotting leaves and other vegetation from around the foundation of the home.
  • Keep trash bins away from the house, spiders will often lurk near them in hopes of preying on other insects.

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