Spiders can be quite terrifying when they begin to take over your home. Although the majority of spiders are harmless to humans and can actually be quite beneficial to your home ecosystem, they still can be an unwelcome guest in your home. Thankfully we have worked hard to have multiple spider resources which break down how to identify individual species of spiders as well as how to get rid of spiders from your home! Below are all our spider related guides.
What Attracts Spiders To My Home?
Spiders are most likely to come into your home if there is already an insect infestation that you cannot get rid of.
They like to come in when they’re looking for food. When the insects are gone, the spiders will starve and die out pretty quickly.
If you kill one spider in your house it can trigger a “survival of the fittest” type response where all the other spiders in your house will suddenly become hyper-aggressive towards each other in their fight for food resources.
How To Prevent Spiders From Entering Your Home:
Preventing spiders from entering your home is key. You can do this by sealing any points where you house meets the outside world.
If your home is made of wood, just go around and use some caulking to seal up all the junctions between different pieces of wood. This will greatly reduce the amount of insects that get in through your windows and doors, over time reducing or eliminating spider infestations inside your house.
You can also upgrade to double-paned windows which are much less likely to let insects get in than standard single-pane glass windows.
If there are cracks along exterior walls try filling them with caulk. If it’s an especially big crack then you may need steel wool or some other kind of screen mesh for it first before caulking.
Common Types Of House Spiders:
Typically, the most common type of spiders in your house are different kinds of funnel web spiders ( Agelenidae ) such as the grass spider ( Agelenopsis Pennsylvania house ), spider ( Tegenaria domestic and ), giant house spider ( Eratigena atrica ).