We know you hate them. They’re definitely not something you think of as cute. They’re spiders – the worst kind of pests.
Well, not the worst, but are they really worth wasting all your extraneous hate on, and is it really imperative that one keeps their house spider-free?
No, and no. In fact, good luck getting rid of ALL the spiders. If you can do that, give us your number and we’ll make sure to give you a call next time we need pest control.
Okay, okay, so if you can’t exterminate them all, then…
What can the average avid spider hater do?
Go for it. If you’re home isn’t in it’s old age you just may be able to seal off every entrance that the little critters make their way through before they find your bed sheets; otherwise, trust us – they’ll find their way in if there is one.
Again, go for it, but good luck. Most insecticides are reliant on the creature actually applying the poison to themselves by running their body over it, which in the case of the spiders is slim to none, that is – unless you hit them with it as you’re spraying. This is because spiders keep “on their toes”, so to speak, at all times. Oh, and also – spiders aren’t insects.
You may say, “Yeah, but I have my house sprayed periodically and I rarely see a spider.” Oh, but of course! You’ve killed off the majority of their food supply is why.
Though relieving, this tactic unfortunately has zero effect on the size of your home’s spider population.
What’s the answer to the pest problem then?
We just told you: kill off their food supply.
As stated earlier – you won’t win the war completely, but if you manage to put a significant dent in their main source of food (mostly household insects) then you can be sure to see less creepy crawlies skittering around at night.
Spiders do have a thing for their own kind too though, so don’t think that eliminating their plate of pests will halt their feeding completely. The strongest and smartest ones will survive, and you can be sure of that.
What you can do though, is: grab the best vacuum you have, make sure the bag is empty, attach the hard surface extension, and go nuts on every nook and cranny in the house. This not only sucks up a lot of what they feed on, but also their un-borns (still writhing in their egg sacs – ew), themselves, and as a bonus – a bunch of unwanted dust.
Other tips include: sparingly using outdoor and indoor lights that you notice are attracting bugs, regularly trimming plants in and around the house, and installing door sweeps.
If all else fails…
We suggest you give us a call and let us put our pesticides to work. Unlike insecticides these chemicals are made up of larger particles that more easily catch onto pests passing through.
So, if you’re in Tucson and dealing with a sudden influx of eight-legged freaks, try out these tips and be sure to contact us if nothing seems to be helping the pest problem.