As we get closer to the spring season, it is time to consider opening up your summer homes, cabins and camps. If you have a shady place to cool off by the water during the warmer months than you may be familiar with pests such as spiders when it is time to open things up in the spring. Spiders are one of the pests that are commonly found in cabins near lakes, streams, and ponds. In order to avoid these creepy crawlies from getting into your cabin and causing you anxiety, there are a few prevention tips to keep spiders away from the pest control professionals at Plunkett’s.
- In the warmer months, spiders don’t generally seek ways to get inside unless there is easy access. This means that keeping doors and windows open with no screen is not a good idea if you want to remain pest free. As you are opening things up this spring make sure that all of the windows and doors have secure screens so that you will be able to enjoy the fresh air, minus the spiders.
- Cut back shrubs and bushes that are close to the cabin. Because spiders generally create their webs in such places, if the bushes are touching your house then spiders might move to the eaves, shutters, and window panes to create their webs.
- If spiders get inside they will likely find a cluttered place to hide like a stack of newspapers or even clothing. So in order to avoid the surprise of a spider when you go to move your pile of newspapers, keep clutter to a minimum especially if you are not staying in your cabin full time.