Modern homes make great overwinter locations for many pests, including spiders. This is because homes are an artificial environment – the are man-made and the temperature and humidity are controlled not naturally occurring. How we heat our home, the fact that there is water and often food, even for spiders means that they can sustain themselves over the longer and colder months of the year by moving in with you.
Living with spiders
There is no real reason that you should live with spiders. The benefit that they provide in a home is very small, especially if you do a good job of keeping pests such as flies outside. The good news about Texas is that there are only two spiders that are of medical concern – the black widow and the brown recluse. Both are shy and prefer to live in areas where their environment is not disturbed very often.
Dealing with Spiders as pests
The best way to deal with spiders is before they move into your home. That is not always easy because most are so small when they are babies. Once hatched, spiders are on their own and a small baby spider can fit through the grids on a window screen. So, some of the spiders in your Austin home have been there since they are newly hatched.
The best offense is a good defense and that means a comprehensive pest control plan that deals with spiders before they get into your home. The most active time for spider hatching is late spring and early summer, but the weather around Austin makes it possible for spiders to be mostly active year-round.
For more information about pest control for spiders, reach out to our team. We offer safe and effective pest management services throughout the greater Austin Area.
Do you need pest control? Don't wait. Call Robert's Pest Control now at (512) 444-0132.