Spiders in California Homes: 9 Best Prevention and Removal Tips

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Spiders are some of the most common bugs you can find in any California home. At least 64 different species of spiders can be found in California, and chances are you’ve got at least one of them somewhere within your property. 

Although the majority of these spiders don’t pose any serious threat to your family, spiders can become a nuisance that could attract more insects to your home. If you’re wondering what you can do to keep spiders away from you, here are natural spider prevention and removal tips you should consider:

1. Seal up cracks and crevices.

Spiders can squeeze through very small openings, so it is important to seal up any cracks and crevices around your home, especially around windows, doors, crawlspaces, and vents. You can use caulk or weather stripping to seal up these openings.

2. Keep your home clean and clutter-free.

Spiders like to hide in clutter, so keeping your home clean and clutter-free will help to deter them. Regularly vacuum and dust to eliminate spider webs and egg sacs.

3. Eliminate food sources for spiders.

Spiders eat insects, so eliminating food sources for insects will help to keep spiders away. This includes storing food in airtight containers, taking out the trash regularly, and keeping your kitchen clean.

4. Remove webs and egg sacs.

Spiders will lay their eggs in dark, secluded places. Regularly remove webs and egg sacs from your home to prevent spiders from reproducing.

5. Use a sticky trap.

Sticky traps can be effective for catching spiders. Place sticky traps in areas where you have seen spiders.

6. Turn off outdoor lights.

Spiders are attracted to insects, and insects are attracted to light. Turning off outdoor lights at night can help to keep spiders away from your home. If you can, use yellow or sodium vapor lights, which are less attractive to insects.

7. Trim trees and bushes.

Trim trees and bushes so that they are not touching your home. This will help to prevent spiders from entering your home.

8. Use a dehumidifier.

Spiders prefer moist environments. Using a dehumidifier in your home can help to make it less hospitable to spiders.

9. Use a spider repellent.

There are a number of spider repellents available on the market. Some spider repellents are made with natural ingredients, while others contain pesticides. If you want to go natural, consider using essential oils like peppermint, tea tree, or citrus around entry points.

Some spiders are beneficial because they prey on other pests. If you’re unsure about which one is in your home, it might be helpful to identify spiders before deciding on a course of action. If someone in your family gets bitten by a spider, make sure to apply first aid treatment to avoid further inconvenience.

Seek Help from Spider Control Experts

If you have concerns about spider infestations, consider consulting with a pest control professional for guidance.

Pro Pacific Pest Control can help you eliminate spiders. We offer QualityPro-certified spider control treatments to eliminate all types of spiders. Learn more about our Spider Control and Extermination Service in San Bernardino, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, and Orange County.

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