Spiders are usually not aggressive and most bites occur because a spider is trapped or unintentionally contacted.
Aside from regularly finding live spiders in your living areas, there are a number of other indicators that you may need a professional spider control treatment:
- Spider webs in or around your home.
- Burrows or small holes in your gardens surrounding your home.
- A multitude of other insects in or around your home that spiders may use as a food source.
- Spider egg or silk sacs in webs or fixed to surfaces around your home (each egg sack holds around 100 eggs).
- Spiders typically inhabit small dark spaces or areas where there is little to disturb them such as in attics, or at the junctions where the walls meet the ceiling. It’s also a good idea to check basements or any other areas of your home where there is moisture, as spiders typically prefer those sorts of environments.
There a number of steps that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of a spider infestation in your home such as:
- Vacuum regularly both on the floor and up behind cupboards and large furniture
- Remove any webs in and around your home regularly
- Fill any gaps or cracks in and around your home to prevent spiders from entering
- Clear your home of general clutter, especially in outside areas close to your home like firewood storage or compost heaps.
- Remove all prey insects from your home to prevent spiders from having an indoor food source.