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How To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Shed

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Spiders always gravitate toward food and shelter. And sheds, no matter what material they are made of, seem to be a favourite haven for spiders of all shapes and sizes. Finding your shed full of spider webs and spiders may be both annoying and terrifying.

But is there a way to keep spiders out of your shed? Fortunately, you can take various actions to keep spiders from wandering into and nesting inside your shed.

Seal your shed to prevent spiders and insects from entering

Spiders go where the food is. If insects are getting inside your shed, then spiders will too so they can enjoy the insect buffet inside. Use foam spray or caulk to seal all cracks and crevices. On a sunny day, enter your shed and look for pinpricks of sunlight. These pinpricks indicate holes that need to be sealed.

Coat the exterior surface of your shed with pesticide

Find a good spray pesticide and spray it on the exterior of your shed every so often. Be aware that rain will wash away pesticides, so be ready to reapply pesticides after rainfall.

Clean your shed regularly

Spiders like to build their webs in clutter. Clean your shed out and remove clutter to deprive spiders of comfy nesting sites.

Remove vegetation from around your shed

Vegetation gives adult spiders a place to nest and rear young. These young spiders may then enter your shed and build webs. Vegetation also contains spider food sources. So, trim tree branches away from your shed and don't allow vegetation to grow next to your shed.

Store everything in sealed plastic tote boxes

Objects like garden tools and gloves give spiders places to hide. Try putting the objects that you store into plastic tote boxes instead of keeping them out in the open. Label your tote boxes so you don't lose items.

Always close your shed doors and windows after use

If you go into your shed to retrieve gardening tools or other objects for use in the garden or house, always shut the windows and doors after use. It only takes a minute for a single female spider to enter through a window and start nesting.

Hire pest control professionals

If spiders keep infesting your garden and shed despite your best efforts, you may need the help of a professional pest control service. With the help of pest control services, you can eradicate spiders in and around your shed and home.