5 Signs You Have Spiders In Your Home
It’s almost that time of year again. You’re hoovering or dusting and you notice a spider scuttling under the sofa. Maybe there’s webbing appearing in the corners of your windows. Yes, the spiders are coming indoors to find warmth, food, water, and a mate. And your dry, cosy home is the perfect venue.
There are 650 species of spider in the UK (sorry to all of you arachnophobes), but the good news is that only a few of them are venomous. Nevertheless, spiders breed fast and can become a real nuisance if an infestation develops.
You might have seen the odd spider in your home, but would you know the signs of an infestation? Here are 5 signs you have spiders in your home.
5 signs you have spiders in your home
You notice webs-these can often be found around window and door frames, in the corners of ceilings, and around lights.
You see egg sacs- spiders lay around 100 eggs into a silken sac. You might notice these in the web or fixed to a surface in your home. If you see egg sacs, it’s a sure sign that more spiders are on their way.
You see more spiders- depending on the species, if you have a spider infestation in your home, you’ll see more of them in different locations. Some species of spider are attracted to damp locations like basements or bathrooms. Others like to live in the crevices of walls or floors, and some love quiet, undisturbed locations like the loft and storage boxes.
You see other insects around your home-most spiders are predators, and their prey of choice is usually insects. They feed on flies, woodlice, other spiders, and more, so if you notice that there are other insects around your home, a spider will probably not be far behind.
You and your pets are getting bitten- spiders only tend to bite if they are attacked or disturbed, so if the cat tries to play with one it might get a nasty nip. The same goes for you if there’s one hiding in your shoe and you go to put it on. Spider bites are not common, but if they are happening more often, there’s likely a spider problem in your home.
Do you have a problem with spiders in your home?
If you’ve seen one or more of the 5 signs of spiders in your home, you need to act fast before you have an infestation on your hands.
Contego can help you protect your home, family, and pets by identifying the spider species, recommending the most effective solution, and getting rid of them fast.
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