Spiders are incredibly common all over the world. With over 45,000 different species, these creepy crawlers are seemingly everywhere, building webs and terrifying people with their alien-like appearance. Every house in Ontario is unfortunately prone to getting spiders. So, how do you get rid of spiders and keep them out? The key is to make your home inhospitable to spiders and as inaccessible as possible. If you think you are dealing with a severe spider problem, call The Exterminators so we can help: 647-496-2211.
There are several kinds of spider in Ontario, each with a different set of behaviours and characteristics. Some of the most common species include the house spider, yellow-sac spider, black-footed spider, and jumping spider. These bugs are mostly harmless and keep to themselves, feeding on other insects like mosquitoes, flies, and ants. Spiders usually enter the house to find prey or by accident when they are carried in on things like firewood, laundry, or flowers. They are attracted to quiet, humid areas where they can find food such as basements, attics, crawl spaces, and ceiling corners.
Spiders are usually few and far between, so they can be removed one at a time. You can get rid of spiders by using a flyswatter or rolled up magazine and squashing them. You can also step on them while wearing shoes or remove them with a vacuum cleaner. Insecticidal sprays are effective at eliminating spiders on contact and can be purchased in stores. Spider traps, like glue boards, are non-toxic and work passively by catching the spiders that walk on them. If you would rather not hurt a spider, you can cover it in a cup, slide a piece of paper underneath it, then release the spider outside.
The long-term solution to spiders is to make the house less attractive to them and to block them out. First, keep surfaces clean and vacuum the home on a regular basis. Avoid leaving any food out overnight, including garbage and dirty dishes. Anything that attracts flies or ants will attract the spiders that will eat them. Keep humidity under control with a dehumidifier. Maintain your garden and move firewood away from the sides of the house so the pests have fewer places to hide. Then, seal the cracks in your window frames, doors, and siding with caulking or expanding foam. Check if your bug screens need repairs.
If there is a lot of spider activity on your property, call a professional pest remover for help. Technicians are trained, licensed, and experienced in spider control and can eliminate the pests quickly. They can also identify the causes of your spider problem and devise a plan that works for you. The technicians at The Exterminators use professional-grade pesticides that work better than anything available in stores. We can eliminate the spiders on your property and keep them out with our trusted perimeter treatment. Call The Exterminators today for spider control services that are safe, affordable, and guaranteed.