There may be a reason other than the “eew” factor that spiders are associated with Halloween. Here’s why you are probably seeing more of these creepy crawlies in your home this fall and how you can keep them out.
Cooler temperatures signal the start of spider mating season. Autumn is when most spiders reach maturity and they start to come out from their hiding places to mate and find more insects to eat. Unbeknownst to you, a few have been enjoying their time living under your furniture, behind cabinets, and in cracks and crevices inside your home as well as in your garden. Like the insects they eat, they are also looking for a warmer place to live, and that is inside your home.