What to do about all the Spiders in your House this Fall

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Are you creeped out about spiders? Most people share this same fear of those eight-legged creatures! Fall is the time when spiders tend to find their way indoors, and your home may be one of their resting places. Pest control specialists in Nashville at Ameri Care Services has some information and tips on how you can prevent and get rid of spiders in your home.

Why are there more spiders out and about in the fall?

Spiders are more noticeable in the Murfreesboro/Nashville areas in the fall because fall is spider mating season. Spiders are out looking for mates to make more spiders! This fact is true for house spiders as well. If you see more spiders inside, it isn’t because they just got there. They have most likely been inside with you and your family for a while. After they find a mate, they will go back to their hiding places inside your home.

What spiders are in Tennessee?

According to www.spiderid.com, there are 34 unique species of spiders in Tennessee. It is important to remember that spiders seen in Tennessee are not bound by the territorial lines decided on by humans, therefore their distribution is subject to change. Occasionally, spiders can be found well outside of their known range due to being intentionally or accidentally transported by humans in cars, luggage, and other belongings. Some of these spiders are quite dangerous, such as the Brown Recluse and the Black Widow, which consequently also are poisonous.

What can you do to prevent spiders from coming in?

There is not much you can do on your own to prevent spiders from coming into your home. The spiders outside don’t really want to come in. The spiders on the inside have already been there for a while and are hard to find. There are a few steps you can take to try to discourage spiders from coming inside your home.

Start by removing any webs you see as they appear in doorways and ceiling areas. This will discourage the spiders from hanging out in your common areas and encourage them to go back inside your walls and crawlspaces where they came from. You could also try using a fly swatter or vacuum or other means to kill all the spiders you see.

How can spiders be successfully prevented in your home?

While the previous suggestions are good deterrents for reducing the number of spiders you’re going to see, the best, and most effective way to be done with all those noticeable spiders inside your Murfreesboro or Nashville home is to have a professional pest control technician apply limited, proven materials to wall voids, cracks and crevices, and the crawlspace of your home.

Get relief from spiders in your home in Murfreesboro and Nashville!

At Ameri Care Services, we take a personalized approach to treating and deterring spiders for each of our clients. If you would like to learn more about our spider prevention services, please contact us by calling (615) 893-7111 today to schedule a consultation. We provide pest control and waterproofing services to homes and business in the Murfreesboro and Nashville, TN areas.