The cold frosty air is here. Allergies are clearing up and everybody’s bundling up to stay warm. Most creepy crawlers in houses are nowhere to be found because they have already found a specific place where they can stay warm.
So, if you’re wondering “What do spiders do in the winter?”, that’s basically it – they’re tucked away somewhere warm in order to survive.
But where exactly are they hiding?
Different kinds of spiders choose different kinds of winter shelter. Spiderlings stay where they hatched and spend time in their egg sacs throughout the season. Meanwhile, adult spiders hide away in nooks and crannies. Everything from cracks in tree barks and leaf piles can serve as their winter retreat. These may not be as warm as the inside of people’s houses, but their activated anti-freeze compounds prevent them from freezing to death during the winter.
And speaking of people’s homes, yes, some spiders make their way here as well. However, many of them have probably already been sharing your home for a long time. According to pest control professionals, these arachnids hide in the dark cracks of the structure and even in furniture. So, don’t be too surprised to occasionally find some in your house. No need to worry about these spiders, though, because most spiders that find their way into people’s homes are harmless. It’s worth pointing out too that their activity slows down greatly in the winter.
There are also spiders that find hollow spaces between the ground and snow where the temperature is warmer than the air. This species of spiders can be found in Wisconsin.
The best thing to do about spiders you see in the winter is to leave them alone. As mentioned earlier, they’re mostly harmless. But, if you don’t like sharing your home with them but don’t want to kill them, a good tip is to relocate them to the garage. They’ll stay warm there and you can just lead them outside once winter is over.
If you hate or are afraid of spiders, on the other hand, and you don’t want to see any anywhere in your property, sweep them out of your home. The winter chill is like a death sentence for them. Another thing you can do is to hire a pest control company to take care of the arachnids.
The different seasons of the year present their own associated pest-related concerns. If you want to keep pests at bay, stay on top of pest control. To learn more about how to control the pests in your home or workplace, be sure to contact your local Modesto pest control company.