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What Attracts Spiders to Your Home?

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There are many types of spiders in the United States. However, different states attract certain species of spiders more than others. For example, in California, there are five common types of spiders that could find their way into your home.

Have you found one of these spiders in your home? If so, then you may wonder what attracts spiders to your living space. There are several possible reasons for this, including:

Current Weather Conditions

Spiders often seek protection from extreme heat. California consistently ranks as one of the warmest states in the country. Thus, it makes sense that many Californians find dangerous spiders in their homes.

Additionally, spiders often seek protection from cool or wet conditions. As such, you may notice that spiders are more attracted to your home after it rains.

If you call Sacramento home, you know that the city is located in northern California. Sacramento residents may experience cooler temperatures than their southern counterparts. This could explain why you have noticed signs of a spider infestation in your home.

Possible Food Sources

Spiders do not eat often. In fact, they routinely go weeks without food. Yet, like other animals, they cannot survive without it. Thus, they will search for food sources that they can exploit. Often, they find these food sources within your home.

Do you have a pest infestation problem? If so, then you may see an increase in spiders inside and outside of your home. Spiders love to feed on insects, including ants, beetles, crickets and grasshoppers.

Less Natural Light

Spiders have a preference for dark and secluded areas. There are certain places in your home that attract them more than others. For example, basements, garages, attics and crawl spaces provide ideal conditions for spiders.

Mating Rituals

Spiders have sound rituals that they perform when looking to mate. If a spider performs this sound ritual, then it may attract more spiders to your home. Thus, if you see an increase in spiders around your house, it may have something to do with their mating season.

Domestic Waste

Spiders love clutter. It gives them more places to hide. If you have an excess of household items, then your house may attract more spiders. Common examples of domestic waste include expired food, old magazines and newspapers and decorative items.

Contact Our Sacramento Spider Pest Control Experts

Are you dealing with a spider infestation? If so, then contact our Sacramento spider pest control experts for a free quote. We will help you determine what attracts spiders to your home. We will also help you prevent future infestations from occurring. Call today at (916) 269-0689, or send us a message online. We protect the health and property of people across the Sacramento metro area.

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