Spiders feed on a variety of insects. During winter, their food sources become scarce when the temperature drops and insect activity is reduced. Spiders seek new food sources and warmth in order to survive.

Winter Survival

During colder months, spiders in your home may not be as active as the rest of the year. They are merely trying to survive until spring and summer, when conditions outside improve and their abundant food sources return. Most insects can survive for weeks (or even for months) without food. They hoard little insects, wrapping them in silk to be stored for small meals.

Unnoticed Food Sources

Although you may be unaware of other insects in your home, chances are spiders have some hidden food sources. Like most insects, cockroaches, silverfish, and centipedes all slow down during the winter. You may not see these creatures but they could be living throughout your home. Infestation from the following bugs also invites spiders to feast:

  • Drain flies in your basement floor drains
  • Moths in an unused closet
  • Ants that live in the damp wood around window frames

Insect Invasion

Outdoor insects find their way in through cracks and crevices. They then hide in attics, behind walls, or behind baseboards. Cluster flies, lady beetles, stink bugs, or paper wasps are all known for their ability to tuck themselves away without being noticed. Spiders find these food sources and infiltrate houses, looking for more.

Mr. Pest Control will inspect your home for spiders and the insects they use as a food source. Pesticides are not generally used for elimination, keeping your home and family safe. Technicians use vacuums and brushes built for sucking up spiders and webs. By taking away spiders’ primary food sources, we will keep bugs out of your home year round. Please call us today at 1-888-794-PEST.

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