If you have a screened-in porch area on your home, you most likely enjoy utilizing it during the warmer months of the year. If you do not wish to share this space with spiders, you will want to take some precautionary steps in keeping them out of the area. Here are some tips you can use to keep spiders out of your screened porch area so you can enjoy it to the fullest without having to share it with these pests.

Keep The Area Dimly Lit

If you have an outdoor porch light, it is a good idea to keep it off during times you are not using your screen porch. Spiders will congregate in areas where insects are abundant because it will be easier for spiders to trap these light-seeking bugs for eating purposes. Consider investing in a yellow light bulb for your screen porch. Some insects have difficulty seeing a yellow bulb as easily as they would be able to see an incandescent bulb. This switch will keep insect numbers at a minimum in and around your screen porch. Another idea is to use a bright bulb in another fixture nearby so spiders are drawn to that area instead of in your screen porch.

Store Outdoor Furniture Appropriately

It is a good idea to keep any furniture on your screen porch covered during the off-season. This will keep spiders from harboring in between cracks or under seat cushions when weather is cooler. Wipe down each piece of furniture with a mild cleanser to remove all debris before it is to be stored. A tarp or furniture cover can be used to keep each piece of furniture protected from spiders during times you are not using them regularly. It is a good idea to wipe down all pieces of furniture again before they are to be put back in your screen porch. 

Seal All Entryways To Keep Spiders Out

Take a look at the exterior of your screen porch area to see if there are any voids that spiders may use to get to the inside. If you see a crack, fill it with caulk. Weather-stripping can be used around any doors or windows. During the wintertime, use pieces of plastic to cover screens. If you find a screen with a rip in it, you will want to mend it with a screen repair kit so spiders and other insects cannot get into the area.

For more help, contact an extermination company like Godfather's Exterminating, Inc.

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