How To Keep As Many Spiders Out Of Your Home As Possible

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How To Keep As Many Spiders Out Of Your Home As Possible

How To Keep As Many Spiders Out Of Your Home As Possible

26 November 2015
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If you live, well, anywhere, you have likely had to battle at least a few spiders per year. Unless you're one of those rare people who likes spiders and actually picks them up by hand, you also likely think keeping spiders out of your home is a good idea. You can't really stop spiders from getting into your home because they can crawl in anywhere, such as under the front door or through screen holes if the spiders are really tiny. But you can reduce the chances of finding them. Here are three things you can do to make your home less inviting to any spiders who try to get in.

Clean Up

Keep your home as clean as possible. While this is general pest control advice, for spiders it holds a special importance. Getting rid of cobwebs and piles of papers takes away ready-made hiding places and homes for them. Vacuum often -- as in every few days -- to ensure any little spiders that got in are picked up by the vacuum. The noise and commotion will also drive some of the spiders away as they don't like noise that much.

Also clean up outside. Trim bushes and flowerbeds to remove dead plant debris. Check woodpiles and remove webs.

There's one other reason to keep everything clean. If you have a pile of papers that you haven't touched in a while, and you grab some, you risk getting bitten by a hidden spider. In many areas of the country, that can be very dangerous as undisturbed piles are perfect homes for spiders like widows. This is generally a problem outside and not inside, but why take a chance?

Fill Up

Look around your house, both inside and out, to find little crevices and holes. Plug those up with spackle or caulk if you can; if you can't -- for example, the weep holes in your window have to remain open -- plug them with something like steel wool.

Spray Up

Spray areas that you have to leave unplugged, like under the front door, with a repellent such as vinegar and water, or water and an essential oil like peppermint or citronella.

If you do find a spider inside and want to direct it outside, lightly spraying either the repellent or a household disinfectant spray will cause it to hoof it out of the way.

If you are truly having an issue with spiders, though, and can't seem to keep the numbers down to a more reasonable level, call a pest control company now. They'll find the source and take care of the problem pronto. 

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When I found out that I was pregnant with my third child, I had to make the difficult decision to move my two older boys into the bedroom in the basement. As I worked to get the room ready, I found that there were more spiders and bugs than I felt comfortable with. Before we finished the renovation job, we had to get rid of the insects so that I could have peace of mind leaving my boys down there. This blog shows you what can be done to eliminate basement insects to ensure that the environment is safe and comfortable to live in.

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