Get spider prevention tips from Johnson Pest Control in Sevierville Tennessee

Even though spiders inside your home are usually harmless, few people want to deal with a growing number of these arachnids inside their property. For that reason, it’s important to learn how to protect and seal your property from spiders all year long.

Like many types of pests, spiders move indoors for food and shelter, and keeping them out requires sealing your home properly. Keep reading for Johnson’s expert spider prevention tips!

5 ways to prevent spiders

Even though spiders help to keep the populations of other spiders inside your home down, many people don’t want to deal with spiders at all. To avoid the understandably frightening sight of a spider indoors, there are several ways you can keep spiders from getting indoors in the first place:

  1. Always inspect boxes and pieces of furniture for egg sacs or live spiders before moving them indoors.
  2. Locate and seal any potential entry points around your foundation, walls, or windows to stop spiders from crawling in.
  3. Maintain a clean, tidy home to prevent the many types of insects that spiders prey on.
  4. Place sticky traps in specific rooms to monitor spider activity.
  5. Keep your grass mowed and all vegetation trimmed. Spiders are attracted to bushes, shrubs, woodpiles, and compost piles in your yard.

Can you get rid of spiders naturally?

Although they don’t work for controlling active spider infestations, there are several all-natural methods that may help ward off spiders. Sprinkling a fine layer of diatomaceous earth around the perimeter of your property can kill any spider that crawls across it. In addition, there are several essential oils that are known to repel spiders: peppermint, tea-tree, citrus, and eucalyptus, to name a few. It’s important to note that although all-natural repellents aren’t proven to work every time, they may help reduce the amount of spiders in your home. Extermination always requires the expertise of a professional pest control company.

How to get rid of spiders

Keeping spiders outside your home can seem overwhelming, which is why the experts at Johnson Pest Control can help! If you’re seeing an excess amount of spiders or webs in your home—or if you’ve spotted a black widow, brown recluse, it’s best to call a spider exterminator. The experts at Johnson can conduct a thorough property inspection to determine how spiders are getting indoors. For more information, give us a call!

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