How To Rid Your Home Of Spiders Naturally
When you have pests in your home, you can get rid of them in a variety of ways by using different products along the baseboards and in cupboards. However the products you use on most pests generally won't work on spiders due to the fact that spiders don't travel your home the same way other pests do. Spiders cruise on a higher level, spinning webs in upper corners and traveling closer to the ceiling than the floor. This is why you want to approach spider removal a bit differently. Follow the tips below to get rid of spiders.
Seal entry points – The first thing you want to do when you are at war with spiders is to seal all entryways into your home to prevent more from coming. Use caulk to seal holes and cracks near window sills, doorways, plumbing fixtures, window AC units and in any other spaces where there are gaps.
Remove plants from entrances - You want to keep trees, bushes and plants trimmed back as far away from your home as possible. Allowing this foliage to grow close to your home will draw spiders closer and increase the likeliness of them making their way into your house.
Use a vacuum to remove all visible webs and spiders - You can use the stick attachment of your vacuum cleaner to reach up into the corners and areas near the ceiling to remove webs and their residents from the inside of your home. Make sure you empty the bag outside and away from your home.
Spray peppermint oil around your home - Spiders do not like peppermint oil and this makes it a great deterrent. It is a natural product that won't harm your family or your pets and it smells good. You want to focus on spraying it in the corners of your rooms near the ceiling, in dark areas, in areas that don't get much traffic, in cupboards, in the attic and in the garage.
Dust often – You want to use a broom to dust the high areas in your house on a regular basis. This will make a less-comfortable environment for spiders.
If you have followed all the tips in this article and you are still having a problem with spiders, then it may be time to call the professionals, like those at Ace Walco & Sons Termite & Pest Control. They can use stronger pesticides guaranteed to keep the spiders out of your home, providing you with a more comfortable space.