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As the nights become cooler, creepy crawlers have their eyes on your home.

Posted at 12:07 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 12:07:08-04

They have eight legs... they're creeping around outside your house.... and looking for a way in!

Our fall weather is driving spiders to find a warmer place to sleep, just like your house, and they won't take no for an answer. 

"If they can find an opening, absolutely they'll crawl in. You'll find an occasional spider that will try to get in because of the warmth that they are seeking."

Martha Muscarella, who has been fending off pests for more than 30 years with Ashland Pest Control says our recent rainfall has brought more mosquitoes. In turn, spiders are thriving.

"Now with the rain and moisture the flying insects are coming more prevalent which is a lot of food source for spiders. They are actually very beneficial."

So if the spiders are trying to get into your house, and you don't want them, how do you keep these creepy crawlers out? Martha has a few tips.

"The most common is to exclude them by caulking and sealing the openings in the house, and that works for any insects."

But sometimes these eight legged creatures can catch a ride in on your four legged friends.
"When you go walking in the woods, walking on any area with a lot of foliage, brush yourself off before you go into the house. And same thing with your pets. Pets can bring them in. They can accidently become a passenger of a dog or a cat that goes outside and be brought in that way as well." 

With more cool air in the forecast, you can expect the arachnid attack to continue for the next few weeks.