There are many people that dislike spiders and some even develop phobias about them. For these people, the start of winter is one of the worst periods because this is the time of the year when spiders and other insects start visiting our homes more frequently. Many people call this season the winter spider season because spiders are found literally everywhere in our homes and offices.
House spiders are usually less active in the summer period. At this time of the year, they are usually residing in our garages, sheds and woodpiles. However, when September comes, male spiders start their quest to find mates and that’s why they become more active and enter our homes. September, October, and even November are months that are part of the mating season for spiders and that’s why they are more prevalent.
If you want to keep your home safe from the spider invasion, here’s a quick list of things that you should do to keep them away.
Regular use of the vacuum cleaner
Use your vacuum cleaner on a regular basis, at least once a week and make sure that you are taking care of the areas under the worktop and behind sofas and cupboards.
Fill cracks and holes
Search for holes and cracks in the walls and try to fill them.
Spider webs are usually clearly visible, so whenever you see one, remove it. They are usually found in the corners of the ceiling, around light fittings and behind curtains.
Eliminate sheltering areas
Compost heaps, garden bags, and firewood piles should be covered or removed.
Eliminate all insects
Finally, try to eliminate other insects in your home because spiders use them as food.
You probably won’t be able to stop every spider from entering your home but you can certainly limit the numbers. And if you do have a phobia, that’s worth thinking about!