Spiders are resilient creatures; they can live either inside or out in the cold weather. All spiders need to survive in the cold winter months is some type of shelter. When the weather begins to turn cold, an outdoor spider starts producing antifreeze in its body. This antifreeze allows the spider to lower the freezing point of its body keeping it from the cold.
Once the spider begins producing the antifreeze in its system, it can look for hiding places where they will not get disturbed. These hiding places include:
- Under rocks or timbers,
- In the peeling bark of trees.
- Small pockets in the ground.
- Wood piles.
- Leaf debris.
- Under lawn ornaments.
- Under the covers for external air conditioner units or shrubbery.
The opportunities for spiders to take shelter outside is enormous. As long as the area provides shelter from the cold and there are not a lot of disturbances, it will give a spider a viable hiding spot.
Spiders that are in the house will have an advantage because they are not dealing with the outside temperatures. However areas within the home may be cooler than others, requiring spiders to still hide to keep warm.
In your house, spiders will tend to stay in areas that do not have heavy traffic. They like dark spaces that are good hunting grounds. The areas in your home you use the least is a Spiders favorite nesting spot.
Some of the best in house hiding spots may include:
- Basement or crawl space storage.
- Under boxes or containers.
- In or under furniture.
- Clothes or other materials (like seasonal clothing).
- Under sinks and counters.
- Boil Rooms
These hideouts in your house not only provide shelter but also the other survival needs like food and water.
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Spiders feed on other insects in the surrounding areas that they nest. This means that although your home may have a spider problem, you may have another pest problem as well. Even though the spiders are not as active in the colder months, they still need to feed.
If you decide that you do not want the share your home with the spiders, contact Advantage Termite & Pest Control for an appointment today!