Skip to Content
Go-Forth Pest Control is now Go-Forth Home Services!
Top
Greensboros Step By Step Spider Prevention Guide
Schedule Online Get started with Go-Forth Pest Control today!

Greensboro, NC's Step-By-Step Spider-Prevention Guide

We have a surprising variety of spiders in Greensboro. While all of them have venom, and all of them have fangs, most are harmless. But that doesn't mean you want to see them crawling around inside your home. We have some tips that will help you keep spiders out of your Greensboro home.SpiderSpider

Step one: Remove Attractants

If you have a lot of spiders around your home, guess what is going to happen? That's right. They're going to accidentally get inside. You can prevent this by altering conditions around your home that attract spiders.

Moisture Control

Spiders prefer moist habitats and will be drawn to your home if you have lots of moisture.

  • Clean gutters and remove blockages.
  • Repair damaged gutters, downspouts, and splash blocks.
  • Repair damaged sprinklers, hoses, and exterior spigots.
  • Address conditions that allow puddles to form.

Insect Control

Insects are food for spiders. If you take steps to reduce insects, you'll reduce the spider populations around your home.

  • Bag trash and store it temporarily in an exterior container that has a lid. Keep the container as clean as possible and free of odors which will attract flies.
  • Reduce exterior light. Many insects are drawn to light. When they come to check out the lights, they tend to stay. This will make your exterior an ideal hunting ground for spiders.
  • Remove leaves and other yard debris. These are perfect habitats for insects and the spiders that eat them.

Hiding Places

There are many places spiders hide. If you remove hiding places, you will make your exterior less interesting.

  • Remove objects that sit near or against your exterior walls.
  • Trim the plants in your landscaping to make everything feel as open as possible.
  • Fill in any ground holes.

Step Two: Remove Webs

When spiders create webs on your exterior walls, those webs can contain lots of spiderlings that are about to hatch. A single web can have an egg sac with 300 spiders in it. You can prevent spiders from hatching near your home by using a web-removal tool attached to a long pole.

Step Three: Get Rid Of All Entry Points

When spiders explore your home, you want to make it as difficult as possible for them to get inside. You can do this by inspecting your exterior and sealing gaps, cracks, and holes.

  • Apply a seal around pipes that penetrate your foundation walls.
  • Apply a seal around door and window frames.
  • Replace or repair damaged door or window screens.
  • Apply screens over vents and other unprotected openings.
  • Fix broken window panes.
  • Replace weatherstripping and door sweeps that aren't getting the job done.
  • Patch damaged mortar or cracked concrete.

Step Four: Make Your Home Unfriendly To Spiders

When spiders get into your home, there are some things that can make them feel unwelcome:

  • Remove webs as soon as they appear in your home. Not only will this remove spider egg sacs, it will also frustrate spiders.
  • Take steps to stop insect activity in your home. Spiders are looking for food.
  • Fix leaky faucets. Spiders are looking for water.
  • Clean storage rooms and make them orderly. Many spiders hide in storage areas because they prefer secluded and unused spaces.
  • Reduce humidity. Many spiders prefer high humidity. This is why you'll find more spider activity in your basement. Install a dehumidifier to deter spiders and the insects they feed on.

Step Five (or One): Get Residential Pest Control

There is no better way to control insects and spiders than to have routine visits from a licensed pest professional. While you can use the first four tips to get spider activity down below a threshold you're able to tolerate, it is far better to make spider sightings inside your home a thing of the past. We can help you with that. We offer preventative services that get control of pests before they get into your home, and also indoor pest treatments, if needed.

If you have questions about residential pest control in Greensboro, reach out to us. We'll guide you toward a solution that works best for you. We provide Greensboro residents industry-leading pest control at a competitive rate. Connect with us today.

Customer Reviews

    “Garrett was professional and helpful.”
    “He spent time educating us about "pests" and provided information regarding services with GoForth.”
    - Joyce C.
    “This was my first experience with this co. They were very easy to get along with.”
    “Texted me before coming. Worked with me playing musical rooms with my dogs. I'll see how things are.”
    - Constance E.
    “They continue to come out and apply when Rain is in the forecast.”
    “I am disappointed with the reluctance to schedule weather dependent on rain”
    - Rick H.
    “The tech was good, but you have to give them a credit card they keep on file and do auto pay.”
    “Watch the billing dates in regards to your first service, or you could have the first charge at time of service and the first bill close together.”
    - Melissa M.
    “Highly recommend Go-Forth!”
    “Answered all my questions and I felt their pricing was very reasonable.”
    - Deborah J.
    “Called GoForth for a rodent problem and received same-day service!”
    “Brian went above and beyond what was expected, and I hope I get him again as my technician for future services!”
    - Tam L.
    “Very pleased with my experience with Go-Forth so far.”
    “He was thorough with inspecting and treating our home, which I really appreciate, and he took the time to answer my many questions.”
    - Jasmine B.
    “Looking forward to working with Go Forth!”
    “Love the detailed summary and pics of what he did and saw! And did I mention how wonderful Olivia was to get us all set up?!!”
    - Beechy A.

Why Choose Go-Forth Home Services?

  • The Best & Highest Reviews
    BBB A+ Rated and 4.8 or higher on Google and Facebook for the highest rated local company in the Triad.
  • Seven North Carolina Technicians of the Year
    Home of the 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016 statewide technicians of the year.
  • A+ Rating with Better Business Bureau
    BBB Accredited since 1973 for 48 years of continuous accreditation.
  • Serving North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia
    With six locations and dozens of technicians in the field every day, we service areas of North & South Carolina and Virginia.
  • Residential & Commercial Service
    Residential and commercial clients in Greensboro, NC and beyond can attest - Go-Forth provides only the very best in home services.
  • 4.9 Star Google Review Rating Across Three States
    Go-Forth Home Services is proud to have thousands of Google reviews with an average rating of 4.9 stars!

Contact Go-Forth Home Services

Request Your Free Quote
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please lookup your address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy