Simple tips can keep spiders out of your home

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WICHITA, Kan. Springtime in Kansas means spiders are active again, outside and inside homes.

To keep them from coming inside your home, experts say there are simple steps you can take.

Ryan Cocking with Patton Termite and Pest says the first step is to keep your lawn well-maintained and to avoid having a lot of brush around the outside of your house.

If you're seeing a lot of spiders inside of your house, Patton Termite and Pest says it's because they seek the cool relief from outdoor heat.

"It's the heat. We've had a really cool spring, a cool and dry spring," Cocking says.

He says the recent warm up from temperatures in the 70s to 90-degree averages has been getting spiders "riled up."

Recent rain also has flies and mosquitoes more active. These are two food sources for spiders.

If you're worried about spiders in your home, the company says you can call an exterminator or wait until the middle of summer when more spiders start to die off due to hot temperatures.