Spider Invasion in Michigan, Tips To Keep Them Out Of Your Home
It was not too long ago I was telling you how to keep snakes out of your home because of the colder weather, they like to stay warm too. Here is the article in case you missed it.
Well, I am not a fan of snakes, and spiders really creep me out. The thought of a spider crawling on me in bed while I am sleeping is scary, not only the crawling on me but waking up with an itchy or painful spider bite is not the way to start your day.
I guess spiders serve a purpose, like being in garden areas around your home, but I don't care lol. They eat pests that can cause harm to plants, fruits, and vegetables. They are also really helpful in killing small insects that may attack your tomato plants.
If you’re not a fan of spiders and don't like to see them in your home you’re not alone according to clickondetroit.com.
Why Spiders Invade Homes In Winter
Spiders like snakes look for warmth in homes in winter in our great state of Michigan.
Mark Vanderwerp of Rose Pest Solutions said there is a reason more of them are crawling in. Temperatures are getting colder and they’re getting desperate. Plus there are looking for a lucky gal they can mate with and will do it until the weather gets bad enough that they die.
So, one of the ways spiders come into your house is from gap pipes created from your sump pump. You should also look around the electrical panel where the gaps are big enough for spiders to get in. Look for any openings around the house where they can sneak in. Have some silicone sealant handy.
What To Look for In Your Home
Here is a great way to check for the openings they can get into. Get your cell phone, throw it in selfie mode and do your inspection.
Outdoor lights also attract a lot of pests, and spiders like to feast on them. Maybe get a “bug bulb” that is yellow and will not attract flying insects.
I always keep bug spray under the sink and on hand as well. I spray right on the spider web if I see one.