5 Tips to Keep Black Widows Away From Your Home

5 Tips to Keep Black Widows Away From Your Home

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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