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Hello, my name is Sue, and I’ve just survived a possum problem! A while ago, we had a possum make its home in our roof. While I quite like possums, this one soon got to be a problem, and we knew that we had to get rid of it. I didn’t want to harm the little fella (and I knew that the possum maybe had more rights than we did as a protected species!) so I started talking to pest control specialists about how to catch the possum and have it safely relocated. We then had to make sure that our roof was possum proof to prevent this happening again. I started this blog to pass on some of the stuff we learned about catching and removing possums. If you have an unwanted possum in your home, I hope it helps you work out what to do!

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Why Does A Mess Seem to Attract More Spiders?

It might be a bit of a pastime to impress (or frighten) non-Australian friends with tales of Australian spiders, but not even Australians want those spiders in their homes. Yet somehow those creatures still get in, and it seems the messier the place, the more you might find. There's no magical element in a mess that mysteriously attracts spiders and even if you always have clutter, cleaning up the clutter usually results in fewer spiders. For even better control, engaging the services of a pest control company is best.

A Mess Is Undisturbed and Protected

A mess, as opposed to simple clutter, goes undisturbed. It's the perfect environment for an arachnid that wants to find a place to stay. It's shelter that hides the spider from human eyes and protects it from the breezes of the air conditioning system or heater. If you've got piles of papers, clothes on the floor and other belongings piled up, and you haven't tried to clean them, then spiders that get into your home could see those as the best place to go as they try to avoid being near you and to set up a nest. And there's one more advantage to a mess for spiders: the mess makes it harder for pest-control methods to reach the spiders.

If Other Bugs Hide There, That's a Food Source

And if spiders like the protection of the mess, so do other bugs—and if those other bugs try to move in, they'll be a food source for the spiders. As uncomfortable as that sounds, that's just nature at work. And again, it's harder for pest-control methods like chemicals to make their way to the spiders and bugs. You've got to clean up the mess to make any progress toward getting rid of your unwanted housemates.

Cleaning up, Even a Little, Helps Tremendously

So, removing the mess will help eliminate hiding places and make your home less inviting for spiders. But what if you are one of those people who tends to have clutter no matter what? You actually can have clutter that isn't messy. What you want to focus on is trying to keep the items clean and somewhat orderly, and giving them enough attention that they aren't sitting undisturbed for a long time. For example, if you tend to have lots of papers on a desk, try to make the piles neater, dust the desk at least weekly and try to go through the papers every so often to at least remove the ones that no longer need to be in that pile. If you have crowded bookshelves, dust them frequently, including removing the books to dust in the back, and try not to leave anything untouched for long periods of time.

If you're still having trouble with spiders after cleaning up, then you need to call for a pest control company's help. There are a number of methods, including environmentally friendly methods, of controlling spiders, and if you can clean up that mess, the methods will work even better. 

For more information, contact a local company like Krahes Pest Control.