There’s really nothing positive about finding a spider web in your home. Not only does it indicate that a spider has set up shop in the room, it’s also an ugly eyesore that will make visitors think you don’t clean your house properly. So unless you have a rampant fly problem in your home, you really don’t want to see spider webs hanging around.
Of course, webs are only built by spiders, and those spiders had to come from somewhere – they haven’t just been living inside your home all this time. If you keep finding webs in the upper corners of your house, here are four possible reasons why:
1. You don’t vacuum often enough
Look, I don’t want to tell you how to clean your house or anything, but you probably aren’t vacuuming often enough. Regular vacuuming is one of the most effective methods of curbing spider production in your home. But it’s not enough to simply vacuum the carpets; use the vacuum to clean up spider webs, too. Not only is it efficient, it’s also the best way to eliminate possible egg sacs. Break out your vacuum’s hose attachment and get to work.
2. Your home’s perimeter isn’t secure
As mentioned above, those spiders had to find their way inside the home somehow. Usually, they crawl in through cracks in the exterior walls or foundation, or through tears and holes in your window screens. Additionally, if your windows and doors aren’t properly sealed, they can squeeze in through the openings there as well. Seal up any holes or cracks in your walls with caulking, and patch up damaged screens to deny access. For exterior doors and windows, you can buy new sealing strips at your local hardware store.
3. You have too much vegetation near your exterior walls
Vegetation around the perimeter of your home increases the likelihood of spiders venturing inside. Shrubbery, bushes, plants and flowers offer attractive places for spiders to hide. As more spiders settle down near your home, the chances of them starting to move inside the home increase greatly.
4. There are other pests present in the house
Does an ant problem lead to a spider problem? Possibly. Like all pests, spiders are motivated by the hunt for food. And since they feed on other pests, a pest problem in your home is akin to inviting spiders to a buffet. If you’re dealing with other pests, solve that problem first before you start worrying too much about spiders.