Spiders are creepy crawlers that we all fear to see inside our homes. Although they are not harmful to humans, their presence can be quite unsettling, and some people may even have a severe case of arachnophobia. Moreover, spider webs can make your home look unkempt and uninviting. If you are wondering how to keep spiders outside where they belong, we have some tips for you.
Keep your home clean and tidy
Spiders find households full of clutter quite appealing as they have more places to hide and build webs. To avoid spiders gaining access to your home, it is essential to keep the house clean. Vacuum regularly, especially in corners and under furniture, to remove cobwebs and their eggs. Additionally, remove any empty cardboard boxes, newspapers, and the like that can serve as potential materials for nests.
Seal cracks and holes
Spiders can crawl into a house through very tiny openings. As such, it essential to seal any holes and cracks outside the house. You can use caulk or weatherstripping to seal gaps on doors, windowsills, and other openings. You should also ensure that your screens fit snugly to keep spiders outside.
Keep lights off
Spiders are drawn to light, especially at night. If you leave lights on outside your home, it may attract spiders and other insects. To avoid this, use yellow bulbs, insect shields, or move the lights further away from your house’s entrance.
Natural spider deterrents
You can also try using natural spider deterrents, such as peppermint oil, vinegar, or citrus. These scents are unpleasant to spiders, and as such, they try to avoid them. Alternatively, you can use sachets of cedar to keep spiders away. Place these around the house, in corners, and other places where spiders tend to come.
Finally, if you have a significant spider infestation, it is best to call in professionals. Exterminators have the experience and knowledge to control and eliminate spider populations in and around your home. There are many safe and effective treatments available, such as chemical sprays, traps, and dusts.
Spiders can be a nuisance to homeowners, but with proper measures, you can keep them outside where they belong. Keeping your home clean, sealing cracks and holes, turning off lights, using natural deterrents, and professional extermination are some of the best ways to keep your home spider-free. Choose the method that best suits your needs and bid farewell to any arachnid invaders.
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CCPC massively slowed down the ANT invasion. But we did notice some stragglers 4 days after spray. Nothin like it was. Based on their process of waiting 7-10 days it has been an improvement. Hoping I don’t have to call them back to respray.
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