4 Reasons why spiders are attracted to your home

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4 Reasons why spiders are attracted to your home

4 Reasons why spiders are attracted to your home

When a spider enters your home, the last thing you want to be doing is spending the day hunting it down. No matter how much you try and keep spiders away they will always find their way to venture inside. The main reason spiders are coming inside, is simply for food but there can be other reasons that spiders are attracted to your home.

Spiders prefer places that are close to food sources but also provide them with shelter from the elements. Depending on the species of spider, their ideal living conditions may differ between the species. The chances that your home is the perfect place for one of these species is high!

Need help dealing with spiders ?

Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why spiders could be attracted to your home.

Food

The interesting thing with discarded or food that has been left out when it comes to spiders, is they are not coming in for your food scraps, but more so the insects that feed on your food scraps.

Keeping your living space clean, tidy, and free from food scraps or crumbs will reduce the temptation of not just spiders but also other pests.

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Humidity

Higher humidity levels in the house could be an invitation to spiders in your house or roof cavity.

Spiders enjoy humid places and will seek to hunt their prey within these areas.

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Shelter

Overgrown gardens, discarded household appliances, woodpiles etc are all perfect shelter locations for the majority of spider species.

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Gardens

Everyone dreams of the perfect front and backyard with beautiful gardens accentuating the house, but sadly do come with some natural pests and spiders fall into this category.

Whilst some spiders may be good for plants, and good to keep around as they will keep other pests under control however it is important to check that these spiders that are living in your garden are not harmful to humans or pets.

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Common spiders found in Sydney

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How do spiders get inside?

Spiders get inside accidently by either following a trail or looking for shelter. They do prefer the great outdoors as this is their natural habitat.

Spiders can also be unknowingly carried inside through plants, boxes, or firewood.

What to do in case of a spider infestation?

As different species of spiders have different treatment recommendations we advise to contact a professional pest control exterminator that can

  • Identify the spider species
  • Recommend prevention steps
  • Conduct a targeted pest control treatment based on your requirements

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Need help dealing with spiders ?

Further Reading

What is a redback spider and where can be it found?

The wolf spider

Spider control and their webs

Spiders in Sydney and how to treat them

Facts not fear – Managing Spiders in and around your home

What spiders are in Sydney

The huntsman spider