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Are Spiders a Problem in Southern California?

What are the things that impacted your decision to live in Southern California? Some of the reasons people choose this area include the weather, the easy access to important resources, and a family history of living in Southern California. Many types of spiders reside in Southern California for the same reasons. They can tolerate the Southern California climate and have access to the resources they need to survive. It is a good thing that Southern California is a hospitable place for spiders because they serve a purpose in nature. They prey on other types of pests and can help control the populations of annoying insects. But, spiders can quickly become a problem for homeowners when they decide to move inside. If spiders have become a problem in your Southern California home there are some steps you can take to keep them out and get rid of any that have already made their way in.

Keep up with your home maintenance

Regularly checking your home for areas that may allow spiders in is an important step toward keeping them outside where they belong. A window or door that does not quite close can leave a gap big enough for some types of spiders to slip through. Gaps can develop in areas where caulk has cracked or shrunk over time due to weather and/or age. Create a regular schedule for checking these areas of your house so you can quickly catch and deal with a developing problem.

Determine if your behaviors are inviting spiders inside

Do you have little ones (or not so little ones) in your house that have a habit of leaving exterior doors open? Even a small crack is enough to allow spiders and other pests inside. In addition, allowing your home to get cluttered and messy can lead to a spider problem. Clutter allows spiders to spend the majority of their time under protection. When they can move around unnoticed the problem can get out of hand before you even realize they are there. At that point it will take more effort to eradicate your spider infestation. There are some other habits you may have that can inadvertently attract spiders into your home. Leaving food out or dirty dishes in the sink can attract a variety of pests. Having these types of pests in your home can attract spiders because they prey on other pests. A few small changes in your behaviors can help prevent spiders and other pests from becoming a problem in your home.

Schedule regular pest control services

Pests are persistent and sometimes find their way into your home despite your best efforts to keep them out. One way that you can maximize your protection against spiders and other pests is by scheduling regular pest control services. A top notch pest control company will have the knowledge, tools, and experience to effectively treat your home for current and potential problems.

Spiders are an important part of the ecosystem in Southern California. But, that does not mean you have to get used to having them in your house. Keeping up with your home maintenance, modifying a few behaviors, and scheduling regular pest control services can all go a long way toward keeping your house spider and pest-free.