How To Prevent Spiders From Entering Your Home

Houseplants have exploded in popularity. People are spending more time at home than ever before and picking up new hobbies and skills. The houseplant trend took social media by storm, with large communities on every major platform and a new type of influencer known as the “plantfluencer”. 


The benefits of houseplants include stress reduction and cleaner air. However, having plants in the home can pose the risk of attracting pests. Spiders are a very common household pest. While some people find them to be a small nuisance, others find them terrifying. 

How Dangerous Are Spiders?

Perhaps the most popular venomous spider is the black widow, identifiable by its black color and a red hourglass shape on her underside. 

The National Geographic reports that only a few out of the known 40,000 species of spiders can actually harm humans. A 2014 study in the Journal of Medical Entomology shows the "vast majority" of spiders found in fruits are harmless. 

If you come across a spider, do not panic, but at the same time, exercise caution. It is better to be safe than sorry. Do not touch the spider and call your local pest control immediately. In the case of an emergency, dial 911.

How Do Spiders Get Into The Home?

Spiders may crawl into your home when it gets too hot or too cold outside. Extreme weather conditions can lead spiders to seek refuge inside of your home, getting in through windows, doors, holes, the smallest of cracks, or any open space. They are especially active during mating season and may lay eggs in items you bring indoors. Food, especially fruits, and water can attract spiders into your home. They like to be in moist environments, which is why you will most commonly find webs in your bathroom or basement. 

Spider Repellent and Traps

Essential oils, especially peppermint oil, are a highly effective form of natural spider repellant. Fill a spray bottle with cold water and fifteen to twenty drops of peppermint oil and shake it and then spray onto floors, corners, cracks, and window frames. 

Nonetheless, spiders can still find their way in. Non-toxic sticky traps are an easy way to trap spiders. Leave the sticky trap in common crawl spaces, and once they crawl onto it, they will get stuck by the adhesive.

Spider Pest Control

It is best to call professional pest control services if you see or suspect a spider infestation. Even if a spider is not venomous, they may weave unsightly spider webs around your house, or find a mate to lay and hatch eggs with. A spider colony can be very uncomfortable and even unhygienic to live with. 

Natural Science Exterminating is a family owned business in Orange County with decades of pest control experience. We offer both natural and traditional treatments to spiders, bees, termites, rats, and other pests. In the event that a spider or pest is threatening your health, family, or property, we are available for emergency pest control. You can count us to remove spiders from your home safely and effectively.

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Natural Pest Control Maintenance

What is the cost of termite damage?

Termite infestations are a significant threat to homes. Apart from the inconvenience caused by such infestations, the costs of damages are significant. In the United States alone, termite damage costs homeowners over five billion dollars in repairs every year. 

Further, the average homeowner will pay at least a few thousand dollars to cover the costs of fixing any cosmetic or structural damage caused by these termites. 

If you are thinking of purchasing a home, having the property inspected for termites before signing the dotted line can save you much trouble later on. Are you taking out a mortgage? There is a good chance that your lender will require you to have a termite inspection before the sale is finalized. 

How to prevent termites and save money

It is hard to feel comfortable in your home if you find yourself quite worried about termite infestation, especially if your neighbors or other homeowners in your area have had instances of such infestation. Calling experts to come and inspect your home for termites will give you peace of mind in knowing that home is safe from such pests. However, if the inspector does discover your home to be infested, the news of a termite infestation can be quite a big shock. As such, many homeowners would benefit from annual inspections and continual inspections throughout the year. Natural Science Exterminating offers free termite estimates over the phone and one-time pest control treatments including natural ant extermination typically cost $225.00 but if you call now we are offering a 10% discount for termite and pest control.

Regular inspections and preventative measures can save you from the high expenses of repairing damage in the future.

Chemical extermination versus natural termite treatment 

Bora-Care is a borate-based product for the prevention and control of termites. It is applied directly to the wood. Orange oil is an organic termite treatment that kills termites by breaking down their exoskeleton and destroying their eggs. However, the latter is only efficient against dry wood termites as such pests live and colonize the wood they’re infesting. They are not as effective against subterranean termites as those that live in the soil and come up to feed on wood. Many homeowners prefer natural and organic extermination, which is why Natural Science Exterminating prioritizes eco-friendly options whenever possible. However, organic termite removal treatments aren’t always as effective as their chemical counterparts. Natural termite care and treatment might require using multiple treatments as the entire colony is not eliminated during a single treatment. 

Spot treatment versus tent fumigation 

Spot treatment is a process of drilling tiny holes into the wood and inserting a dry termiticide. This treatment is intended to target local points of infestations. We also have the carpentry expertise to repair wood damage on small and large infestations. On the other hand, tent fumigation involves covering the entire space with a tent and using gas to kill and destroy termites and their colonies. We only use tent fumigation as the last resort.

One-time extermination versus continuous pest prevention

Termite problems in the country are widespread. If left untreated, a termite infestation can cause damages amounting to thousands of dollars, and new termites can reinvade the home, as new colonies are constantly forming. These nightmares can be easily prevented with low-cost, flat-rate treatments through an on-going pest control maintenance plan.

You can proactively stop this by calling us. Ask about our flat rate pest control maintenance program and free termite inspections. Our experts can locate early signs of termites and treat them sooner rather than later. 

Call Us Today: 1-714-451-2890

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