Ways to keep Spiders out of the Kitchen
Spiders are pretty much everywhere in the world, with the exception of the Tundra. Deserts, forests, and jungles all gave their share. Today I want to give some tips on how to keep these crazy arachnids out of your house, and specifically, your kitchen.
Most new homes are sealed pretty well, but if you live in a home that is getting up there in years, it may be time to either take a weekend and do it or hire someone else to. Cracks and crevices abound, especially as the house has shifted and settled over the years.
Bronco Pest Control recommends using caulking and thin mesh wiring to plug up any holes and cracks in the foundation and other places in order to keep out the pests. Even if you do all these things, it’s still important to realize where many, many eight-leggers come in- the door! If it’s a bit chilly outside, they feel the warmth next to the door, and when it opens, they slip right in.
Many people don’t know this, but even though spiders look dangerous, the vast majority of them are not poisonous or even very dangerous to humans. Small children and elderly people are most at risk for potential harm, though spiders are more of a nuisance than anything else.
If you aren’t up to the task to do it yourself, there are many reputable pest control companies that can come to your home and perform a barrier treatment in order to kill the existing bugs and form a barrier so they can’t get in again. The most important thing is to follow instructions and ensure that they follow up every 90 days at least, that way you’re always protected from pesky spiders.