Keeping Spiders and Webs Away

Keep Spiders Away

Spiders tend to get a bad reputation and are often met with fear.  With the exception of a few species -the most common being black widows and brown recluse - many spiders aren’t dangerous to humans.  In fact, spiders can help with reducing insect populations and creating balance in the ecosystem.

But that doesn’t mean we want to have them in our homes or offices.  And we still hate walking into a spider web at night. Their webs can be a big nuisance. Spider webs are easy to remove with a broom or vacuum, and regular cleaning and dusting can help keep them at bay.  You can also help prevent them by:

  1. Sealing cracks and windows.  Removing entry points, keeps spiders from getting in to spin their webs at all.  Seal cracks, windows, loose window screens.
  2. Keep your space organized.  Dirt, dust, and clutter provide good hiding spaces for spiders and the insects they are hunting for.  Keeping things tidy helps prevent them from taking up residence in your home or office.
  3. Turn off lights.  Insects are attracted to light and spiders are attracted to insects.  Turning off outdoor lights, especially those close to the door is helpful.   

If you find these measures are not enough to keep the spider population at bay, Contact May Exterminating for professional pest management services. We handle spiders and a variety of other pests with expert technicians and EPA approved techniques, so you feel safe and comfortable in your home or office.