Black widows are one of the most feared spiders on the planet. The good news is that black widow spiders are not aggressive and, for the most part, will only bite humans if they feel threatened. However, that doesn’t mean you should let them set up camp in your home. If you’re looking for ways to keep black widows away from your house, here are five tips to get you started.
Seal Cracks and Openings – Black widows love dark, secluded areas where they can build their webs and hide from predators. To prevent them from entering your home, it’s important to seal any cracks or openings around windows and doors. This will help eliminate potential entry points for these spiders while also helping keep other pests at bay.
Keep Your Home Clean – A messy home is an ideal place for black widows to hide and build webs. Make sure you vacuum regularly and declutter as much as possible. Also, don’t leave clothes or other items lying around outside; this will provide a safe haven for these spiders and put you at risk of being bitten by them when coming into contact with those items.
Remove Debris From Around Your Home – Black widows like to hide under debris such as leaves and woodpiles, so it’s important to keep your yard clean by removing any debris piles near your house. Keeping the grass trimmed short will also make it more difficult for these spiders to find places to hide in your yard.
Use Insecticides – Applying insecticides around the exterior of your home can be an effective way to keep black widows away from your property. Be sure to follow all label instructions when using insecticides, as well as wear protective gloves when handling them since some pesticides can be hazardous if ingested or touched directly with bare hands.
Install Lights Around Your Home – Black widows prefer dark areas where they can blend in with their surroundings so installing lights around the exterior of your home may help deter them from entering or staying in certain areas of your yard or garden where they may be hiding out during the day time hours. Additionally, positioning light fixtures near entry points such as windows may help discourage black widow spiders from entering due to the bright light emitted from those fixtures during nighttime hours.
There’s no doubt about it — black widow spiders can be intimidating creatures that people want nothing do with! Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce their presence around your property while still being mindful of their role in nature’s ecosystem — i.e., controlling other insect populations such as flies and mosquitoes. By following these five tips we discussed above, homeowners should have no problem keeping black widows away from their homes and gardens! Feel free to contact us if you are unable to manage black widows on your own!
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Ronnie was super helpful and thorough going through the house, which wasn't easy as we're repainting and everything was everywhere. I also really like the flexibility of not being locked into a quarterly plan and can schedule a date whenever I need to.
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Danny was friendly and answered all of my questions and concerns. I recommened you guys continue sending him out to treat the issues we talked about.
20:06 04 Sep 23
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21:41 01 Sep 23
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17:32 01 Sep 23
They had to comeback a second time, however they were very quick to do so the next day. I’d use them again
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Tech was out of the house in less than 5 minutes, hope he covered all areas in the house
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Bob was professional, prompt & courteous as is the office staff. Bob listened to where my ant problem was and treated accordingly.
17:58 27 Aug 23
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16:56 26 Aug 23
Was having a major wasp issue, called and spoke with Lisa Bailey she sent Tate out to help me out. Complete life saver, I have recommended everyone I know to cypress creek pest
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19:29 24 Aug 23
Cypress Creek Pest Control was recommended to me by a good friend who has used them for several years in the Houston area. I was pleasantly surprised that they come all the way out to Fulshear! Mr. Steve was very professional and kind while he explained the process of what he was going to do as it was my first visit. GREAT JOB!! I will recommend to others for sure! Very happy 😃
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21:30 23 Aug 23
We requested the services of Cypress Creek Pest Control for an infestation of German cockroaches we had in the kitchen. They did an excellent job finishing them off. In the three scheduled visits they made to us, they were always very professional, explaining in detail what they were going to do and the objective of each step. I highly recommend them.
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CCPC massively slowed down the ANT invasion. But we did notice some stragglers 4 days after spray. Nothin like it was. Based on their process of waiting 7-10 days it has been an improvement. Hoping I don’t have to call them back to respray.
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20:39 22 Aug 23
First time user, I have to say great service.
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Awesome service! Had a huge wasp problem on our back lawn digging nest all over. They came out right away and took care of it. Wasps appear to be gone! Thank you!! Great price & very professional.