Where Summer Spiders Are Often Found Around Tulsa Homes

August 14, 2019

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Spiders can frighten even the bravest individuals, especially if you find yourself staring into eight beady eyes when you are least expecting it. If you've never been startled by a spider, consider yourself lucky. While most spiders don't harm humans when they bite, there are a few things to consider when you find these eight-legged invaders in your Tulsa home. Here in Oklahoma, we have two types of dangerous spiders: the black widow and the brown recluse. Other spiders you might find include wolf spiders, jumping spiders, and garden spiders.

What attracts spiders to Tulsa properties?

The first step in preventing pests is understanding the factors that encourage pest activity around your property. In the case of spiders, you can trace their reasons for invading down to two possibilities: food sources and shelter. Spiders are simple creatures, their only goals are to survive and reproduce. Shelter and food are the two biggest factors that allow spiders to accomplish these goals.

When it comes to your home providing shelter, there’s not much you can do other than make your property as unappealing as possible to spiders.

  1. Keep thick bushes, shrubbery, and foliage away from the exterior of your home. These areas provide shelter from the weather and other natural elements while providing hiding spots for spiders.
  2. If you own a garage or outdoor shed, keep these areas sealed off as much as you can.
  3. Seal gaps and crevices around your foundation, exterior walls, roofline, and siding, as these areas are the most common points of entry for pests. If spiders find an entry point to your home, it won’t be long until they make their way inside.

The main food source for spiders is insects. Flies, moths, mosquitoes, and other insects around your Tulsa property are often the biggest factors that encourage spider activity around and inside your home. Naturally, spiders must follow their prey in order to survive. This means that factors which attract insects to your property will also, indirectly, attract spiders. A few of the biggest attractants for insects include:

  • Water sources and areas with increased moisture.
  • Tall grass and thick vegetation, which keeps moisture from being evaporated by the sun.
  • Light sources left on at night.
  • Open garbage cans, which are a major food source for flies and ants.
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Once inside, spiders like to hide away from human activity. Closets, attics, wall voids, tall shelves, and empty room corners are common areas spiders prefer to infest. If spiders invade this summer, the best way to remove them from your Tulsa home is to reach out for help from a trusted pest control provider. Dandi Guaranty has been providing comprehensive pest services for decades, which means we have the experience you need to keep pests out all year long. Reach out to Dandi today for year-round spider and pest control services!

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