Spiders. Not many people like them, although some people keep them as pets. However, even those who keep them as pets may not welcome the prospect of seeing “wild” spiders scurrying this way and that way while they’re trying to relax with a book or a good TV show.
Is it time to call in the exterminators? Viewed one way, that won’t hurt. Exterminators can, at the very least, guard against other pests, although they are not always too effective with spiders. For example, these eight-legged creatures have long legs that keep their bodies out of reach of insecticides on various surfaces, nor do their circulatory systems carry insecticide to vital organs.
So, while you might call in exterminators, your best bet in preventing spiders in the future is making your house less of a desirable place for them, and in fact, the surprising culprit, if you have a spider problem, could be your roof.
Trees Branches Overhanging Your Roof
Technically, you could say that the culprit is the tree branches overhanging your roof. Spiders go up a tree, perhaps in pursuit of a meal, crawl onto branches, and end up on your roof. From there, they can find their way into your house through cracks around the eaves and other crannies. The same idea applies if you have, say, vines or trellises going up the side of your house.
One of the top roofing tips for homeowners is to keep their trees pruned so that they don’t interfere with the roof. A big reason for this is because branches can scratch your roof and damage shingles. In addition, leaves, pine cones, twigs, and the like can pile up on your roof, rot, and cause decay.
Now you have yet another reason to keep these trees neat and trimmed. Not .. Read more