Why Am I Starting to See More Spiders in My Home?

by September 11, 2023

While spiders are interesting bug catchers who spin beautiful webs, having spiders in your home is not so appealing. Spiders can be useful but they can also create webs in your home, unexpectedly frighten you, or leave you with a nasty bite. Finding spiders in your kitchen is also a symptom that you may have another type of pest infestation. Spiders will inevitably get into your home at some point. But if you start to notice more than the occasional spider skittering across your floor or perched on their web in a corner, you may have a bigger problem on your hands.

Keeping spiders out of your home

Prevent spiders from coming into your home and deciding to stay by:

  • Cleaning your home on a regular basis. Stop spider food, also known as bugs, from coming into your home. Cleaning up after meals by putting all food away in the fridge or airtight containers, sweeping after meals, and wiping down countertops will prevent bugs like flies, roaches, and ants from being attracted to your home.
  •  Removing trash from your home in a timely manner. Store trash in outdoor trash cans with good lids instead of leaving trash sitting in your home longer than it should.  This will cut down on drawing insects that spiders are after from coming into your home. 
  • Reducing moisture in your home. Make sure any water drips or highly humid corners of your house are fixed and aired out.  Spiders get some water from their food but if they aren’t after the water themselves, they will be looking for other bugs that may also be attracted to the moisture in your home.

Telltale signs of an infestation

Having a spider infestation is certainly not what you want. Looking for the signs of an infestation include:

  • Spider webs everywhere around your home. If you see spider webs in your home, you may just have a spider or two. But if you are finding spider webs around your light fixtures, behind doors, or across windows, and they quickly reappear after you remove them, you may have a full fledged infestation in your home.
  • Shed spider exoskeletons. Finding shed or molted spider skins around your home may trick you into thinking you found several dead spiders. But it is likely that it is just the spider's outer skeleton that you are finding. Spiders have to shed their skin in order to grow bigger. If you are finding what looks like dead spiders around your home, this could actually be a sign of an infestation.
  • Infestation of other types of pests.  Spiders eat insects and they will strategically build their webs in places that have a lot of bugs crawling around. If your home has an insect infestation, spiders will gladly come in to help you get rid of them. 

If you are starting to see more and more spiders around your home, you may have a spider infestation. If you are in Thorndale, PA, give our team at ECPC a call today. We will inspect your home for spiders and eradicate any problem you have with eco-friendly pest control treatments.