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Coping with Pest Infestations: A Pest Control Blog

Hi, my name is Brenda, and I have been affected by pest infestations in the past. I know how frustrating it is to constantly have ants in your kitchen or to have mice running out of the furniture. In this blog, I am going to share everything I learned on the journey to become pest free. Here, you will find posts on removing pests, keeping them out, killing them naturally and also, dealing with the gross feeling of living under the same roof as them. If you want to get rid of your pests without losing your mind, you have come to the right place. Pull up a seat, start reading and enjoy!

Simple Tips To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Basement

For many homeowners, their basement is more than a place where they store holiday decorations or do their laundry. It is a place to spend time with friends and family. Unfortunately, you have some unwanted visitors in your basement that are making you think twice about stepping foot on your bottom floor: spiders. Luckily, there are several strategies you can employ that can help keep your basement free from spiders.

Here are a few simple tips and tricks to help keep spiders out of your basement.

Keep Your Basement Clean, Tidy, and Clutter-Free

Spiders are drawn to your basement because it is a very hospitable area. Most basements are cool, and dark, and have plenty of places to hide. Unfortunately, if you use your basement for storage, spiders will make themselves comfortable inside boxes or underneath unwanted furniture. One of the best ways to deter spiders is to keep your basement as clean and tidy as possible.

If you are storing boxes, make sure they remain closed and neatly stacked off the floor. Check the boxes periodically for the presence of spiders.

Seal Any Cracks or Damage Along the Wall and Foundation

Spiders can fit through extremely narrow holes and cracks in the walls of the basement and foundation. Examine the inner walls and the exposed foundation of your home and look for any signs of damage. Also, if you have windows in your basement, check for damage to the glass and window frames.

Repair any damage to the windows and replace broken or cracked glass. Seal cracks and damage in the foundation with caulk. If the damage is extensive, contact a professional to repair any severe cracks or holes.

Eliminate as Many Webs as Possible

Unfortunately, despite your best efforts, you might still notice spiderwebs popping up throughout the basement. For example, spiders prefer to spin webs in dark, isolated places, such as in the corners of the room or in other out-of-the-way places. If you notice any spiderwebs, use a paper towel or duster and eliminate them immediately.

If the spiders cannot maintain their webs, they might look for another house in the neighborhood to make themselves at home.

Contact the Professionals

Finally, if you are having trouble keeping your basement spider-free, the best strategy is to work with a professional pest control agent. An exterminator can help you isolate the cause of your spider infestation and help you create a strategy to keep spiders out.

From working with a pest control agent to keeping your basement as clean as possible, there are several ways you can keep spiders out of your basement. For more information, contact a local pest control company.