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Protect Your Home From Tennessee Spiders

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Luckily for the residents of Tennessee, the winters are not as harsh as for their Northern neighbors. But unluckily for Tennessee folk is that most pests remain active year round ready to invade, infest and startle people no matter what time of year it is. Spiders are a pest that often make their way indoors during the cooler months and remain active searching for food and water, all while scaring us when least expected. They are known for lurking in the corners and dark spaces of homes or businesses and showing off their unsightly webs. And while the most common spider species found in Tennessee are harmless house spiders, much to most people’s dismay, the poisonous black widow spider and brown recluse spider are also found throughout the region taking up residence in homes and businesses if there is ample food (aka other insects).

Many people may just leave spiders entering into their homes or businesses up to chance, but there are some easy, quick, inexpensive ways to lessen your chances of becoming victim to a spider infestation. One of the most obvious ways to prevent spiders is to simply keep them out of your home or property, and while you may be thinking easier said than done, the truth is that exclusion really is any easy fix. Checking your foundation for cracks and crevices and sealing those areas is a good place to start. Spiders love to hide and build their webs inside of basement areas. Also looking at the places where utilities enter your building and making sure that those areas are completely sealed is another good prevention step. Inside of your home or business you should look at exterior windows and doors and if there are any gaps around them, have those gaps caulked. Also having door sweeps installed under exterior doors will help to keep spiders and other unwanted insect visitors out of your home or business.

However, if you find yourself with an overabundance of spiders, the best way to handle it is with the help of a professional exterminator. Since there are poisonous spiders found in Tennessee, it is a good idea not to handle them yourself. A bite from a poisonous spider can land you at your doctor’s office which is not a fun way to spend the day. A professional pest control expert will be able to find all the spiders hiding spaces, safely eliminate them, and work with you to help find where and how they are entering your home or business. If you are having problems with spiders or would just like to prevent yourself from being surprised by lurking spiders contact the professionals today at All-American Pest Control!