September is normally a pretty glorious time to spend outside in Texas. It’s finally starting to cool down, which means you no longer dread working in the yard, in the garage or dusting off the grill for a cookout.
With more time outside, though, there is a higher chance of exposure to unwelcome creepy crawlieslike spiders. It is important to be cautious when working or enjoying the outdoors, so here are five spider safety tips to avoid spider bites.
1. Check for spiderwebs – Before committing to outdoor activities, inspect for any visible spiderwebs, particularly in corners and undisturbed areas. If you come across an empty web, it should be safe to remove. While removing webs may not eliminate spiders, it will encourage the inhabitant to move on – and build elsewhere.
2. Be aware – Even if you do not discover any spiderwebs, it is important to understand spiders can still be present. Frequently check the area for small critters, especially if you’re moving things around. It is also crucial to know that spiders are usually active early in the morning and at night. Try to plan your outdoor work time in the afternoon, if it’s not too hot.