How To Protect Your Home from Unwanted Guests

Winter pest control for middle Tennessee is important! Winter is a time when pests can become a problem for homeowners. With the cold weather, pests are looking for warm places to stay, and your home may be the perfect spot. To protect your home from unwanted guests this winter, it’s important to take steps to prevent pests from entering your home and taking up residence. By understanding the most common winter pests and how they enter homes, you can take proactive steps to keep them out of your house this season.

What is the Most Common Winter Pest and How to Identify These Pests?

Winter is a time when pests can become a nuisance in homes and businesses. From rodents to insects, there are various pests that can cause damage and spread diseases. It is important to identify the most common winter pests and take the necessary steps to control them. What is the most common winter pest: Spiders. Learn how to identify them and how to prevent them from entering your home or business.

Where Do Spiders Live?

Spiders can live everywhere on Earth, except in the North and South Pole. Even the ocean. Really! Spiders live and thrive in areas where they are left alone. In the dark corners of your attic, rain forests, wetlands, forests, etc., you will find spiders. In the South, we tend to find spiders in the corners, in the dar, in basements, attics, closets, and in boxes. When redecorating for the holidays, you can find spiders mixed in for an additional surprise.

What Do Spiders Eat?

Spiders do not want to bother humans. However, spiders are predatory creatures. They eat insects. This is how spiders are a benefit to humans. They eat flies, wasps, moths, mosquitos, and other flying insects. Collectively, spiders was over a million tons of insects each year. There is one species that is a vegetarian: Bagheera Kiplingi spider.

What Is the Largest Spider?

Spiders come in a large variety of sizes. South America is home to the largest spider; the South American goliath birdeater tarantula. It has fangs as long as one inch and grow as large as one foot across. The most common spiders in Tennessee are House Spiders, Brown Recluse, Wolf Spider, and the Black Widow.


Not all spiders are bad. If you see a spider, do not get scared. You can take a photo and email it to us to see if it is venomous. Do not be aggressive and risk the spider needing to defend itself.

If you are unsure about any pests you find, give us a call and we will help. 615-220-1933.


Here is a great slideshow from National Geographic.

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Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe for you family. If you have a question about pests or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us. We service most of Middle Tennessee including Smyrna, Murfreesboro, and LaVergne.