Most species of spiders tend to be harmless. However, the innate phobia for arachnids that most people have tends to make homeowners quite paranoid about having these critters in their home. Nevertheless, spiders are foragers. As such, you will eventually come across them in your residence when they are in search of food. Below are some of the tips that you could employ for effective spider control in your residence.
Eliminate clutter from around your residence
One of the first ways to ensure your home is not at risk of a spider infestation is by ensuring there is no clutter lying around in your home. Clutter would be beneficial for spiders in a couple of ways. Firstly, the clutter provides the spiders with food sources, which will incite them to take up residence in your home. Secondly, the clutter can also provide the spiders with shelter. This makes it easier for them to build their webs and breed more spiders. Ensure any discarded boxes, containers, trash bags and more are thrown away if not in use.
Eliminate any crevices in your home's structure
Another measure you should take to prevent your home from being overrun by spiders is by ensuring that the critters do not have a way to get in. Over time, cracks and crevices will begin to form in your home's structure. If your yard is already hosting some spiders, it would only be a matter of time before they eventually breach your premises through these cracks. Luckily, eliminating these cracks and crevices is not an arduous task. All you need to do is mix some caulk and ensure that the different openings are completely filled. Pay special attention to areas where cables, piping and more gain access into your home.
Eliminate the spider webs
A sure fire sign that your home is at risk of a spider infestation is if you find numerous spider webs around your property. However, a mistake some homeowners make is thinking that of they leave these webs undisturbed then the spiders will not come into the house. The reality of the matter is that as long the spiders find somewhere with a constant food supply and shelter, they will weave their webs. Take time to regularly brush away these spider webs. Although they may still crop up, you will find that they could decrease over time, as the spiders get tired of reweaving their webs. This can make them move on to a different area where they will not have to endure constant interference.