Spiders are very common in all areas of the county. They vary in size from 1/4″ to 1″, large legs make them appear a lot larger.
There are many types of spiders, some of the most popular being:
1. Brown Recluse Spiders
2. House Spiders
3. Black Widow
All of these spiders live in the same environment, be hot and humid areas.
To prevent spiders from entering you home there are many things you can do around your home. This is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). First, take a look around your home and asses it, ask yourself some questions.
1. Are there wood piles around my home?
2. Are there a lot of cracks and crevasse?
3. Are trees touching my home?
You need to know that spiders are moisture driven, and you need to eliminate any moisture that is around your home.
Wood piles and woodchips should be removed from contact with your home. Grass clippings and leaf piles should be moved far away also. This is to ensure the spiders have no comfortable environment to live near your home.
It’s imperative that you keep your windows screened, and that you prevent attracting spiders into your home by lighting. Spiders are attracted to light and hang out around them. Keep your grass cut.