As winter begins to come full circle, many start to worry about the various insects and pests that may enter one’s home for protection from the cold weather. One of these insects that may enter your home are spiders. The majority of Kentucky’s spiders are harmless to humans even when they enter our home. However, no one wants spiders crawling around their home!
Spiders are a part of the scientific class Arachnida along with other pests such as scorpions and ticks. The members of this class are known as “arachnids” and all have 8 legs, 2 body parts, and no wings or antennae. Spiders are distinguished from the other members of their scientific class by having a narrower connection between their abdomen and their cephalothorax.
There are various different spiders that live in Kentucky. Each spider has a unique set of characteristics such as color and dietary preferences. Some specific types of spiders that occupy Kentucky are as follows:
There are a few techniques in trying to prevent spiders from coming into your home at this time of the year. One way is to seal any cracks around your home to block the spiders from migrating in to avoid the cold weather. Spiders that have already found their way in the home can be removed as well. The most efficient technique is a vacuum or broom to kill the spiders and remove the webs and egg sacs.
Ants are the most common pest problem in American households. With over 20,000 species of ants all over the world, it is not surprising that this is the case. If you suspect an ant problem in your home, IPM Pest & Termite of Lexington, Kentucky, is here to give you the information you need to help you understand these pests and learn how to properly eradicate the problem.
Debatably one of the biggest nuisances of the summer months, a mosquito’s buzzing and biting is known by everyone. While these pests may seem harmless, aside from the itching, many people are unaware of the potential for spreading disease that mosquitos have. Let IPM Pest & Termite of Lexington, Kentucky, teach you about the mosquito’s habits and life, and to help you better avoid and treat an infestation.