What can I do to keep spiders out of my home?
You can take the following steps to minimize spiders in your home or apartment:
- Seal all cracks around window and door frames and around light fixtures, vents, ceiling fans
- Seal all openings around pipes under the sink and behind appliances
- Place sticky traps designed for cockroaches inside near doorways (along walls under and behind furniture and appliances)
- Regularly remove webs and spiders via vacuuming
What is the best way to handle a brown recluse spider infestation?
Brown recluse spiders are one of the most difficult pests to eliminate, and therefore require an experienced professional. When hiring a pest control company, ask them for references of customers with whom they successfully assisted in controlling this spider. Treatments need to be quite extensive throughout your home and may take several hours to complete, resulting in additional costs for the service than generally occurs for standard pest problems.
What is the best way to eliminate cellar spiders?
Cellar spiders are thin, pale-colored spiders with extremely long legs that are typically found hanging upside down in large webs. They are best controlled by regular removal using a vacuum or brush.