07/26/12

Although spiders in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest enjoy a warm home during the cold weather months, it does not mean that spiders and their unsightly webs won’t show up during the summer. In fact, with higher insect levels this time of year, many residents in the Midwest including Minneapolis and Brainerd are finding there homes overrun with house spiders .

Where are spiders likely to be found?

Attics, garages, crawl spaces, and other storage rooms are perfect places for common house spiders to spend their summers as long as there is seclusion and insects for food. Homes or cabins that are located near lakes, ponds, and streams are especially susceptible to spider infestations due to the insect activity near such places.   So if your home is located near water and you are seeing a rise in the number of spiders on your property or inside your home, you are not alone. It may be time to call in the spider control pros at Plunkett’s so that you can rest easy knowing that there will be no creepy crawly spiders lurking nearby.

How to prevent future spider problems

To discourage spiders it is best to follow these spider prevention tips:
  • Trim back bushes, shrubs, and trees so they do not touch the side of the home or cabin and create a bridge for spiders to walk right in.
  • Seal off any exterior holes no matter how small.
  • Be sure all windows are secured with screens that have no holes or tears.
  • Keep storage spaces free of clutter in which spiders can easily hide in.
  • Eliminate standing water around your property to deter other insects
  • Do not keep firewood inside the home or garage. Instead store it outside at least 20 ft. from your dwelling and well off the ground
At Plunkett’s Pest Control we offer superior home pest control services throughout the Midwest including that states of Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin as well as the Quad Cities. Our spider control services will not only get rid of spiders but their webs as well so that you can enjoy your summer or weekend at the lake in peace and spider free. Contact us today to learn more!


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