However, you should not surrender your home to spiders. Take a proactive approach with these simple tips to reduce spider populations in and around your home.
1. Change your exterior lights from mercury vapor bulbs to sodium vapor bulbs.
This simple change will reduce the attractiveness of your home to insects, in turn reducing the number of insect-feeding predators, such as spiders and bats.
2. Keep spider harborage areas to a minimum.
Removing exterior clutter, such as leaf piles, woodpiles and other debris, in and around your home will significantly impact spider populations.
3. Remove insect breeding areas.
Wet leaves and standing water that lasts more than a few days are food and breeding grounds.
4. Seal up all cracks, holes and other entry points.
Don’t give spiders a way into your home.
5. Have your home treated by a professional for spiders and insects.
You will not only kill spiders, but you will also kill the insects spiders feed on, making your home less attractive to these creepy crawlers.