During the spring and summer months, it is common to see spiders making their webs outside in the plants. So, what do spiders do during the winter months? Chances are you don’t see them spinning their webs in the bare trees and bushes outside your home.
Wondering why? Many spiders love homes during winter. They want to be warm just like you do, and often that means invading your space. Take a look at a few you should be on the lookout for this year.
- The Brown Recluse: These have been known to bite humans and their bite is dangerous. They are often found within boxes containing papers, in cracks and in crevices. They like to be in places that are quiet and undisturbed. They have also been found in places like coat sleeves and down inside couches.
- The Jumping Spider: These spiders create a sac-type nest to help stay warm during the winter months. They might build them in garages, sheds, or even attic areas, and they often lay eggs inside the nests. Once the eggs are laid, they die, but the eggs survive to hatch and live through the spring.
- Common House Spiders: Teardrop shaped, these are found in homes throughout the year. They can be mistaken for many other types, and for the most part, they’re not dangerous, but you will certainly notice their webs.
So, what can you do to make sure that these spiders don’t decide to take up residence with you during the cold winter months? The best thing you can do is call your exterminator. We can come out and take a look at your residence. Based on what we see, we can come up with a plan to make sure that the spiders stay away from your home, shed and garage.