When you think about it, it is not that strange that spiders are associated with Halloween. For a holiday based on spooky and creepy things, they could not have picked a better "spooks-person" than the spooky spider. The only problem is that not all spiders are only spooky, some are dangerous. Do you have the information you need to keep dangerous spiders away from your home this Halloween? If not, your answers are coming right up.
When Spiders Like To Invade
Spiders feed on and hunt other insects, so naturally, they go where their food goes. As the weather cools down a bit here in Tulsa, pests of all shapes and sizes will be trying to get into our warm homes. This draws spiders in as well, making fall prime time for 8-legged invaders. The biggest problem is, once a spider has invaded, they are unlikely to leave, especially if their food sources are plentiful. This means a few spiders in fall could turn into hundreds come springtime.
Spider Habits and Behaviors
Spiders, in general, are very shy, usually, they avoid people as much as possible. For spiders that build webs, this involves climbing up high and building nests in the corners of rooms. For ground spiders, remaining unseen involves using clutter and storage areas to stay hidden. Typically spiders are not aggressive, and will only bite if threatened or trapped. For instance, if you crawl into bed with a brown recluse under the covers, or slip your foot into a shoe occupied by a black widow, you are likely to get a quick and painful bite. Fortunately, these spider bites are rarely fatal but they can be if the victim is an infant, an elderly person, or if complications arise. If bitten by either of these spiders, seek medical attention immediately to avoid more serious and painful symptoms.
How To Deal With Spiders
The best way to keep spiders out of your home is to put in place a quality pest control plan. Without pests like flies, ants, centipedes, and roaches crawling and flying around your home, spiders will have little to no interest to come inside. Here at Mid American Pest Control, we offer a wide range of pest solutions to choose from. If you have a budget you need to stay within, or a level of protection you would like for your home, we have an option for you.
To find out more about our pest control services, or to schedule an emergency service to get dangerous spiders out of your home, reach out to us today. It's okay to have pretend spooky spiders around for the Halloween season, but not real, spooky, dangerous ones.