What Attracts Spiders to Homes and Yards?
Spiders are most often attracted to homes by food. They feed on various insects, small arthropods, and, in some cases, other spiders.
A lack of sanitation or general cleanliness invites these pests to residential areas, and spiders quickly follow suit.
The presence of shelter also attracts spiders. These items all provide shelter for a wide variety of spider species:
- Wood piles
- Debris heaps
- Overgrown shrubs and grasses
Additionally, certain outdoor lighting is known to attract insect pests, which in turn draws spiders to the area.
How Do Spiders Get Inside?
Cracks & Gaps
Spiders get inside through cracks in building foundations and gaps around windows and doors.
They may also enter the home by hitching rides on:
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