How to Keep Summer Spiders Out of Your Frisco Home

May 3, 2019


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Whether you want them out of your Frisco home because of their creepy appearance or the potential danger some may bring inside, there are many types of spiders that no Texas homeowner wants around. Spiders have a bad reputation, even with all the good they do by keeping the insect population down and keeping the ecosystem balanced. However, no matter how beneficial spiders are for the environment, they have no place hiding in your living areas or attic spaces.

What Pushes Frisco Spiders Indoors During Summer?

Nuisance spiders, such as the wolf spider and jumping spider, startle many people with their quick movements and hunting habits, while poisonous spiders, such as the brown recluse and black widow spiders, cause great concern with their potentially dangerous bites. During summer, many Frisco residents see a rise in spider activity. This increase in spiders may be for a number of reasons. For one, there are simply more spiders around in summer in general. Spiderlings hatch from their eggs during the summer months and spread out to begin their lives independent from one another. Unfortunately, if you happened to have a spider’s egg sac anywhere on your property, many young spiders may choose to stick around the corners of your home.

Another reason you are seeing more spiders in your home this summer is that most spiders, black widow, wolf spider, or any other type of spider, will begin seeking shelter from the sweltering Texas heat. They seek refuge under stones, near cool, dark corners, and even inside homes.

How to Keep Summer Spiders Out

The key to understanding how to keep both poisonous spiders and nuisance spiders out of your Frisco home is to understand the most common places they invade. Holes, cracks, and crevices in your exterior walls and foundation are all large enough for spiders to squeeze into while seeking shelter. Some spiders may even be brought inside by you or your pets if you’ve traveled through a stretch of thick forest or brush. Here are a few precautions you can begin taking now to help keep spiders out in the future.

  • Check your clothing, hair, and pets for any spiders that may have gotten caught while you were outside before going indoors.

  • Seal openings and gaps in your foundation, exterior walls, and roofline with a caulking gun.

  • Trim shrubs, tall grass, and overhanging tree branches away from your home.

  • Replace or repair torn window screens and install door sweeps on all doors that lead outside.

Spiders are both a problem and a danger for many Frisco residents. For this reason, it is always important to contact a professional pest expert for spider treatment as soon as you realize you have spiders in your home. Spider bites can be extremely painful and dangerous, especially if you run into any poisonous spiders in your home. Thankfully, the pest professionals at Adams Exterminating Company are here to help you get the spider treatment you need. Our year-round pest prevention plans will help ensure your home is protected from all sorts of pests, including spiders. Don’t hesitate to contact the professionals here at Adams for all of your pest needs. Reach out to us today!

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