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Is Your Christmas Decor Attracting Spiders?

When it comes to Pests, one of the most common to face over the festive period will be spiders. This is because many of the most common Christmas decor items are actually attracting spiders!

  • Christmas Trees may be a staple of every Christmas decoration theme, but whether real or artificial they are common shelters for spiders. This is because spiders seek out dark clustered areas to complete their diapause process in safety and Christmas tree branches are ideal!
  • Decoration storage boxes are usually kept in basements and attics and they become the perfect nest for spiders. A pro tip is to unpack your decor outside! If you want to avoid it altogether choose plastic storage with a sealed lid.
  • Gingerbread houses are a fun activity for the family and cute addition to your decor. However, they are also an attractive food source not only for spiders, but all sorts of bugs! It's best to seal it in an airtight container overnight and put it on display only in the daytime when you can monitor it for intruders!
  • Wreaths & garlands are also popular nesting spots for spiders since they have not only clusters of branches, but also lots of hiding spots like bells, bows, and other baubles.

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