Limit spider food sources


August 16, 2023

Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher, BCE, PHE

To effectively manage spider populations, it’s important to consider their habits and diet. Spiders mainly eat other insects, so managing the insect population in and around a building is crucial to spider control. Limiting potential food sources will reduce the chances of spiders taking harborage indoors.

If liquid applications are performed, consider spider anatomy: They have hairs all over their bodies, including their feet, that allow them to tread over liquid applications. Consider strategically placing insect monitors in areas where spiders may be present, such as under the sink or behind furniture. The monitors will attract insects, which in turn will attract hungry spiders.

Finally, void dusting applications will target both spiders and their potential food sources.


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Fisher is a professional pest business unit specialist at Neogen.

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