Who (or what) made the list? Here’s the top five:
We’ve already shared information on rodents – roof rats and house mice – along with an insect that virtually every Californian has likely encountered, the Argentine ant. This week, we meet the cellar spider, also known as “daddy longlegs.”
What makes the cellar spider one of the most frequently encountered pests in California? Where could you see one in your house? What you can do to reduce your risk? Clark offers the following information about the cellar spider:
Why are cellar spiders so common? Because they live on the outsides of homes and structures, where they feed on the small flying insects that are found in that area.
Where might you encounter or notice cellar spiders most often? Usually in the eaves and around exterior lights on your home.
What can you do to reduce spider populations? Manage the moisture in the yard, as doing that will reduce the food that these spiders live on. Also, decrease the amount of light around the house to reduce its attractiveness to the nocturnal flying insects that spiders feed upon, and sweep away the spiders’ accumulated webbing.
If you are having unwanted encounters with cellar spiders around your home, call or text California’s trusted, friendly pest control expert, Clark, at (800) WE-NEED-YOU (936-3339) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time, the pest management professionals at Clark Pest Control thank you for helping to keep unwanted pests out of your home.