Why Am I Seeing Spiders Around My Atlanta Home?

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October is the time for ghosts, goblins, and creepy crawlers to come out and play. But when real spiders start haunting your home, they can make people very uncomfortable, and some pose a risk to your family. This article will explain more about these pests and the best ways to keep them out of your house.

We'll start by explaining why so many homeowners in Atlanta are seeing spiders lately and review common mistakes people make that attract spiders to their homes. We'll also describe which factors on your property increase the likelihood of a spider invasion. Read on to learn more about spider control in Atlanta, GA, with the pros from Squash A Bug Pest Control.

Why Homeowners Across Atlanta Are Seeing Spiders

Most common spiders in Atlanta seek shelter as nighttime temperatures cool in the fall. Bad weather, like hurricanes with strong winds and severe rain, also tends to send them indoors. Some species like warm, dry, and dark locations, so storage areas like closets and garages can provide the perfect shelter, while others prefer damp areas like the crawl space or basement.

Whether you have large numbers of common house spiders or more dangerous species like black widows or brown recluses, the pros at Squash A Bug Pest Control have the tools and knowledge to get these pests out of your home. Contact us today to learn how our services can help you eliminate spiders and prevent them from returning.

Mistakes Homeowners Make To Attract Spiders

While spiders benefit the environment, helping to control insect populations, most people prefer they do their work outside of the house. But trying to keep spiders away is difficult if you don't know what attracts them in the first place. Here are some common mistakes homeowners make that inadvertently attract spiders:

  • Having a lot of clutter provides hiding places for spiders and their prey.

  • Storing firewood piles close to the house will attract particular species.

  • Moisture problems, including leaks and dampness, will attract certain spiders and plenty of prey.

  • Leaving cracks and crevices on the house's exterior unsealed is an open invitation for pest infestations.

  • Keeping exterior lights on at night will attract spiders looking for prey.

Keeping your home and yard clean and clutter-free can help deter spiders and the pests they prey on. Promptly repair any moisture issues like leaks inside the house or standing water in the yard, and switch exterior lights to yellow or sodium vapor bulbs that are less likely to attract pests. Contact us at Squash A Bug Pest Control for assistance in getting rid of spiders and preventing future infestations.

Other Factors That Can Attract Spiders

The most common factor that attracts spiders is other pest issues. Spiders eat bugs, like cockroaches, flies, and beetles. If your home has an infestation of insects, there is a good chance spiders will take notice and move inside to feast on these pests. 

While it might be tempting to let the spiders stay and take care of your pest problem, they can also cause issues, and some have dangerous venom. For help getting rid of spiders and the pests that attract them, contact us today at Squash A Bug Pest Control to learn about our professional home pest control in Atlanta.

Why Comprehensive Pest Control Is The Best Way To Prevent Spiders

Comprehensive pest control is the most effective way to prevent spiders. Squash A Bug Pest Control's techs can help determine what attracts spiders, and our services include exterior spider web removal and insect control to prevent another infestation. Contact us today to learn more or to request a free quote.

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