What do spiders eat?

Other pesky buggers

A spider’s diet consists mainly of mosquitoes, flies, moths, and sometimes even other spiders, so they can actually be pretty helpful. As long as they are not a nuisance, outdoor spiders should be left alone. They can help prevent other insects from invading your home. Obviously, that does not mean you will be welcoming them inside with open arms.

No Bugs, No Food, No problem

If you are able to keep your home insect-free, chances are keeping your home spider-free will not be much harder. Spiders are predators that search for other insects and spiders to eat, so if your home has no food for them, you probably will not see as many.

Strip Your Home of Spider-Snacks

Since spider-snacks mainly consist of other bugs, getting rid of things in your home that attract insects will reduce your chances of having a spider problem.

spider tips
  1. Clean up food and drink spills
  2. Store food in sealed, air-tight containers
  3. Avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink
  4. Ensure your doors, windows, and window screens are sealed and intact
  5. Regularly sweep and mop floors, especially in the kitchen and dining room
Wreck the Web

Vigilantly looking for and destroying webs in your home will remove some spiders and their eggs, which in the long run will mean fewer indoor spiders. Webs can be easily removed with a broom or duster, or even sucked up with a vacuum attachment. It may feel like a chore, but it is worth it!

Lights Out!
light bulb

Do not leave outside lights on more than they are needed. Flying insects like moths and mosquitoes are attracted to lights, which in turn attracts spiders.


Did You Know

Spiders can survive for long periods of time without feeding. Some have even survived for two years without food.