Most spiders that make their way into homes are harmless to humans. They even feed on pests, such as mosquitos and cockroaches, that may transmit diseases. However, the spider is still unwelcome house guests that instill fear in many.
If you want to keep spider out of your home, here are some things you can do:
Spiders gravitate towards dark, hidden spots. That is why one of the first things you should do to rid your home of spiders is to keep your rooms free of clutter. You should neatly store books, clothes, toys and anything else that can create a messy pile if not organized. Additionally, you may want to consider getting rid of anything that you no longer need. Spiders are also less likely to invade your home if you vacuum regularly.
2. Clear the perimeter of your home
Outside, spiders love heaps as much as they do indoor. So, after you cleared the piles inside your home, you should do the same around your house. Clean up piles of leaves and debris that may be lying around the perimeter of your home. Do not forget to trim overgrown trees, cut your lawn regularly, clear out weed patches and move your wood stacks further away from your house.
3. Remove spider webs
Destroy any spider webs you see in and around your home. If you keep doing this, the spiders will think it is unsafe and will likely find somewhere new to make their home. You must, however, be careful not to go overboard with clearing all the webs in your yard. If there is nowhere for the spiders to go, they might stay put. It is okay if you have spiders outside, once there is a clear separation between where they’ve made their home and your house.
4. Limit outdoor lighting
Spiders and other bugs hang around lights because of the warmth they give off. So, try to keep your outdoor lighting to a minimum, especially near your entryways. The fewer lights you leave on outside, the fewer spiders you will see in your home.
5. Try home remedies
Some home remedies can deter spiders without the harmful effects of pesticides. One of the most effective home remedies is a mixture of vinegar, water and peppermint oil. First, you’ll need half a cup of vinegar mixed with a cup and a half of water. Add 20 drops of peppermint and pour the solution into a spray bottle. If you do not have peppermint oil, you can use eucalyptus as a substitute. Then, spray the mixture in entranceways and any other spots you’ve seen spiders.
6. Call a spider exterminator
If you have tried the abovementioned tips, and you still have an alarming number of spiders in your home, you should call a spider exterminator for help. A spider infestation may be an indication that there is another bug infestation as well since spiders cannot survive without a food supply. A spider exterminator can help you to get rid of the spiders as well as any other bugs that may have taken over your space.
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