The Top 5 Ways to Spot a Spider Infestation

No you haven’t been seeing things…there has been an unusual amount of spider sightings in your home lately, but does that mean you have an infestation?

We know—the thought itself is terrifying.

But there’s no need to panic yet. AAA Exterminating, a pest control company in Indianapolis, has listed the top five signs that you could have a spider infestation. By knowing the signs, you can take the proper steps to find a solution.

1. An Increase of Spiders

Though the most obvious sign, seeing an increase in spiders is usually a good indicator that you could have an infestation. A well-believed, common myth that surrounds the winter months is that spiders migrate to your home to escape harsh temperatures. While very plausible, this theory is wrong. Most spiders that inhabit your home were hatched there. If you have seen an increase in spider numbers, an infestation could be underway.

2. Spider Eggs

Spider eggs in your home or garage can be a sure sign that you have an infestation. So what do these eggs look like? Spider eggs are found in a silken sac with about 100 eggs per pouch. Once they hatch, the spiderlings will escape into tiny cracks in walls or floorboards—eventually to mate again.

3. Sightings in Damp Locations

Spiders prefer to hide and make their nests in dark, damp places. Common areas in your household that could be home to spiders include: under sinks or near plumbing, in cluttered attics, dark basements, underneath stairs, or in areas where other insects can be eaten, like flies or ants (which could be an indicator of another infestation).

4. Spider Webs

A buildup of webs scattered around your property could be an indication of a spider infestation. Look for webs in bushes or shrubs around your house, because this can be a telling sign that spiders are hatching outside before finding their way into your home. Spider webs can also be commonly found inside your home on window sills, eves, or corners.

5. Check Cracks or Holes

Unfortunately, our homes have common problems like foundation cracks, small holes, window gaps, and other slight openings. We especially find slight gaps around piping or vents. These cracks can be a spider’s ticket into your home. Make sure to regularly check the exterior of your home to pinpoint possible entrance locations and work toward sealing your home with simple solutions like caulk, seal, or mesh.

Now that you know what to look for, here comes the hard part—what to do about it.

Though DIY solutions may seem easy and appealing, they often only offer short-term solutions. To fully rid yourself of a spider infestation, pest control companies in Indianapolis should be utilized.

What can pest control companies in Indianapolis do for you?

By hiring a pest control company, you can ensure that your spider infestation is treated efficiently, rapidly, and safely. With expert exterminators, knowledgeable and dependable help can be delivered.

At AAA Exterminating, we understand that no two homes or infestations are the same—which is why we offer flexible pest control. As a family-owned business, your loved ones are our top priority, which is why we are proud to offer product placements that are safe for children and animals. AAA Exterminating is also a recent winner of the 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award, which means we have maintained an A grade average in fields like professionalism, price and other areas!

To see how we can help with your spider infestation, contact AAA Exterminating!

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