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How Do Spiders Survive Maine In The Winter?

spider on wall

Did you know that spiders have a built-in antifreeze-like substance that aids them in surviving the colder months? In fact, the only thing that happens to spiders when the colder weather of winter hits is that they slow down and, eventually, if it gets cold enough, go dormant. This means that whether it is 90 degrees or zero, spiders are alive and well and are most likely searching for their next meal.

Why Spiders Invade

As we have just found out, spiders do not need heat to survive, so it would be wrong to assume spiders invade our homes to join us by the warm fire. On the contrary, spiders invade homes to fill their bellies. By nature, spiders are predatorial insects that prey on other creatures such as centipedes, flies, and mosquitoes. This means, if you are finding spiders lurking around your South Portland home, you can be certain there are other pests buzzing or crawling about as well.

When It’s Time To Call Big Blue

Seeing a few spiders may not seem like a big deal, but when you consider the fact that spiders lay their eggs in the winter and that they will hatch during the spring, the full problem starts to come into light. Keeping in mind that a single spider can lay upwards of 1,000 eggs, if you are seeing even a few spiders in your home, it’s time to call the professionals here at Big Blue Bug Solutions. With early prevention steps, Big Blue Bug Solutions has treatments designed to get rid of and keep spiders and the pests they hunt out of your home. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our treatment plans, do not hesitate to contact us today. We would be happy to help!

How Easy Are Spiders To Prevent

It is difficult to keep spiders out of your home during the winter months. Homeowners that are facing spider infestations are likely doing so because of other active pest infestations found throughout your home. Take care of both the spider and pest populations inside your South Portland home with a year-round residential pest control plan from the pest experts at Big Blue Bug Solutions. Give us a call to see how we can help you maintain an environment free of spiders.