How Winter Spiders Invade South Carolina Homes


There are many spiders that don't mind living inside our South Carolina homes with us. Perhaps you've seen some of them. Or perhaps you've seen the webs they create. Spiders make messy houseguests. Not only do they create unsightly webs, but some spiders bite. So, what can you do about spiders? There are many things you should know about how to deal with spiders in your home, today we're going to talk about one of the most important. It has to do with how cold weather affects spiders.

Do you know that spiders have a sort of natural antifreeze that protects them from freezing? It's true. This isn't to say that they don't get cold. It just means they can be active in cold temperatures a whole lot longer than the insects they feed on. So, when temperatures drop during the fall months, they can enter homes for two reasons. A spider might enter a home because they sense heat coming out of a gap or they might enter because the food they usually eat has gone inside. Either way, fall is a time of year when more spiders get inside our homes.

During the fall you might have seen more insects inside your common areas and you may have seen spiders setting up webs to catch and eat those insects. But, as we moved into winter and as winter pressed onward, sightings of insects and spiders probably dwindled. This is because the environment in your home isn't ideal for many insects and it forces those insects to go into a dormant state called diapause.

In spring, all of the dormant insects start to come back to life again and different types of spiders become active as well. For homes that don't have a pest control plan, this means more pest activity in the kitchen and other common areas, leading to health issues, property damage, and unwanted bites or stings.

If you've never invested in pest control for your home, there is no time like the present. We invite you to reach out to us to learn more about how pest control can safeguard your equity, keep pests from destroying your belongings, and protect your family from pest-borne diseases like Lyme disease, Salmonella, and E. coli. Just click on the "Get started" button above and request a free inspection. We will send a licensed professional right to your door to help. Make 2019 the year you decided to seal pests out of your home. You'll be glad you did.