Easy Ways to Keep Spiders Out of Your Home
You know, we think spiders get a bad rap. They technically are a very beneficial creature and conduct their own type of pest control. Most spiders are harmless, but that does not mean that we still want them in our homes.
Clean Your Home
Well, we all know what happens if we regularly clean our homes. It will just naturally result to a better looking one. With regular house cleaning, spiders presence will eventually get low. However, if you still find that you have a lot of spiders in your house, you should begin some home control that will reduce their population.
Natural Home Remedies
Pine or Lemon
To make sure that spiders will not love your house, use certain products with pine or lemon scents since creepy crawlies don’t like them.
You could also put some crab apples around places where spiders like to come in, and live.
Diatomaceous earth is made of natural occurring substance that is made up of fossilized remains of diatoms that is a type of hard-shelled algae. The chemical characteristics of diatomaceous earth causes the ground up powder to effectively kill any type of insects through dehydration. This is perfectly safe to use around children and pets.
Chestnuts are effective in keeping spiders out. Put the chestnuts in areas where spiders enter such as in doorways or windowsills. Just make sure that you change them regularly. You could crack or put small holes into the chestnuts so that scent will easily spread out and will scare the spiders away.
Mint tea is a natural home remedy that spiders do not like. The legs of spiders have taste buds, so if they taste something that they hate, they will simply go away. Place mint tea in places where spiders come and you will be free from them soon enough.
Proper Spider Control
Get rid of unwanted piles
Remove stacks of old newspapers, cardboard boxes and other paper products. Spiders can easily hide and live in paper items and could also attract other types of pests and rodents. Also, removing them can raise the chances of finding them easier.
Dust behind and inside your furniture. Removing dust in these common dusty areas with the use of a vacuum can greatly decrease the presence of spiders.
Use an insecticide
Spray your chosen insecticide in areas where you want them applied. Make sure that you read the label and follow the instructions carefully.
Don’t forget outside
Just like how you protect the inside of your home from spiders and other known insects, the outside of your home should also be looked upon. Spray the insecticide in locations where insects and spiders could easily come in. Also, follow the instructions on the label before applying them outside. Pesticides that are not properly used can harm not just the animals, but humans as well.
While most spiders do not possess a threat, this still does not mean that most love seeing them. They are creepy and no one wants to see one on their wall before they go to sleep… So follow our basic spider prevention tips to keep your home or business spider free. If you think you have a bigger problem, call a spider control professional. Contact your local Preventive Pest location to get help now.