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spider found in a yard in st louis mo

For many homeowners in Missouri, finding a spider inside is nothing new. These arachnids have a tendency to sneak in when we are not looking and often reside in secluded parts of the house. And while most spiders prefer seclusion, that does not stop them from dashing across the floor or lurking on the ceiling. It also does not stop spiders from hanging out in the shower or somewhere else equally annoying. Our St. Louis pest control company knows just how irritating and in some cases alarming it can be to share your space with spiders and would like to share some of the more common hiding spots for spiders as well as prevention tips to keep them away from your home.

The only requirements for spiders to maintain their residence is to have a secluded area with access to insects for food. This means there are many likely places for spiders around the home including:

  • basements

  • attics

  • crawl spaces

  • in shoes

  • in clothing

  • in towels

  • in closets

  • behind furniture

  • garages

  • tool sheds


With so many places for spiders to hide out and the presence of some more dangerous spiders in Missouri such as the black widow and brown recluse, it is best that you adopt some of the following spider prevention tips:

  1. Seal off all entry points into the home including cracks and holes on the exterior

  2. Be sure all windows that are open have screens with no holes or tears

  3. Check that doors and window frames are properly sealed

  4. Remove clutter from storage spaces and store belongings in rubber bins with lids to prevent spiders from having a hideout

  5. Cut back bushes, shrubs, and trees so they do not touch the side of the home and create a bridge for spiders to get inside

If you are still dealing with spiders despite your control efforts, then it is time to call in Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions for effective treatments to keep spiders away. After all, you don’t have to share your home with these eight legged creatures. To learn more about spider removal in St. Louis and Mid-Missouri, contact us today!

Tags: Pest Prevention  |  pest proofing

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