Navigating Covid-19: In order to keep homes safe throughout this period, Toodaloo Pest Control will remain open, servicing our communities with updated safety protocols, according to new government standards. Toodaloo technicians are committed to eliminating health hazards posed by pests during this time.March 26, 2020
There are plenty of occasions to invite guests over to your home but spiders rarely make the guest list. You might lock the door, draw the shades and bolt the windows but these pests can’t always take a hint! If you are seeing spiders skulking around corners or webbing up your walls, it is important to ask: how are they getting in?
A cool summer breeze can be great but an opened window might as well have a welcome mat for bugs. Doors and windows are obvious entry points but they aren’t the only ones. Most homes are outfitted with clothes dryers, air conditioning units or both. An air duct is necessary to keep appliances running but any opening like this can let creepy crawlers inside.
Because spiders come in all shapes and sizes and that means that even the smallest opening can be a big problem. In addition to focusing on air ducts alone, homeowners need to consider everything from cable hookups, pipes and plumbing lines. Spiders are quick to sneak inside but they are not opposed to being carried in either!
At their core, spiders want the same things that humans do: food, water and shelter. In order to make a work or living space comfortable, all of these things have to be present so how do you deter pests from taking over? If you want to keep pests out, you have to create an uninviting space for them without sacrificing your space - and Toodaloo can help!
Much like other pests, spiders are drawn to damp spaces. An attraction to moisture means bathrooms, kitchens, crawlspaces and basements are popular areas for spiders to spend time. While these might be hot-spots, they aren’t the only places that arachnids hang out. Air vents, cluttered rooms and web-stuffed corners are all high traffic areas.
More than worrying about just volume, it is important to consider what types of spiders you are dealing with. The most common types of house spiders are not dangerous. The majority of these, such as the familiar “Daddy Long Legs”, are not known to bite but coming across a biting spider does not necessarily mean danger. Some spiders such as the hobo spider or brown recluse can have a painful bite.
The key to keeping spiders out is to seal up entry points and create an unwelcoming environment. It can be difficult to understand all the different entry points for spiders. From small cracks to large air ducts, our Toodaloo technicians have seen it all! Instead of struggling to track and seal these opened areas, leave it to a professional! A trained eye can spot problem areas and provide in-depth advice on how to fix them.
One of the best methods to eliminating pest populations, is to remove the attractant. In the case of spiders, smaller bugs act as gourmet meals. By treating your home or workspace for smaller insects, there is nothing left to eat and arachnids will move on to find their next meal. Luckily, Toodaloo technicians come prepared to break down nests, remove food sources and get rid of spiders.