Ways To Prevent Spiders On The Exterior Of Your Colorado Springs Home
When you come home after a long day of working, the last thing you expect is to be hit in the face with a spider web on your front porch. Having a spider scurry over your bare feet while relaxing outside and sipping on a cold iced tea is an unpleasant experience.
If you have spider webs on your porch, in the corners of the eaves on your home, or at the base of the foundation, it is time for Beeline Pest Control to come to the rescue. We are your local pest control in Colorado Springs. We can solve your spider situation.
Why Do Spiders Make Webs On Porches?
It seems porches are some of the favorite locations for spiders spinning webs.
The following are reasons spiders choose porches as a resting and hunting place:
- Plants on the porch attract bugs; spiders like to eat bugs!
- Porch corners provide a secluded shelter to build a nest and lay eggs.
- Flies and other bugs are attracted to the porch light at night, and their presence attracts spiders.
- Spiders like to spin webs in open environments with clean air circulation.
People tend to relax and enjoy a snack on their porch. The crumbs left behind attract bugs, and bugs attract spiders. Other reasons bugs are attracted to patio areas are plants, furniture, and lights. Wherever you find bugs, you will find spider webs spun in anticipation of catching prey.
Are Spiders Attracted To Light?
Spiders are attracted more to food than light; however, there are likely bugs where there is a light. Moths and other insects are attracted to light, and sensing the opportunity to catch dinner, spiders come to the area.
The brighter the light, the greater the likelihood of bugs and spiders. If the light is exposed and outside, it has higher accessibility for bugs and spiders. Regarding the color of light, insects (including spiders) are enticed more by U.V., green, blue, and white lights when compared to other colors.
Spiders in Colorado Springs you are likely to see near lights at your home include the following:
- Black Widow
- Brown Recluse
- House Spider
- Sac Spider
- Hobo Spider
- Wolf Spider
Artificial lights at night bring out different spiders like those who hunt during the day (diurnal) and spiders who hunt at night (nocturnal), so you may see spiders when the lights are on that you would not see during other times of the day.
Exterior Prevention Tips For Spider Control
A concern about attracting spiders to the exterior of your home is the arrival of venomous spiders like the black widow.
To keep spiders away from your Colorado Springs home and off the porch, try the following tips for prevention:
- Turn off the porch light at night.
- Install motion-sensor lights that don't constantly stay lit.
- Keep windows and doors closed when exterior lights are on at night.
- Rub oils that repel spiders on surfaces in areas of high spider concentration. Oils that spiders don't like include mint, chestnut, and citronella.
- Keep a clean home exterior by sweeping up after enjoying food on the deck or porch.
Implementing these tips, in addition, to help from our professionals at Beeline Pest Control, is the best way to get rid of spiders around the exterior of your Colorado Springs home.
Total Home Pest Control For Your Colorado Springs Home
Using these ways to get rid of spiders and a protective barricade around your home will ensure a spider-free, comfortable environment. Our team of trained experts at Beeline Pest Control can create a barrier around your house that spiders will not want to cross. Contact us, and we will eliminate your spider problem.