5 tips for spider control in your house

5 tips for spider control in your house


Most spiders are not dangerous and can sometimes be beneficial in the removal of other pests, like house-flies. Having said that, you don’t want your home to be overrun with the eight-legged creatures who will be building cobwebs constantly. Here are a few tips to cut down the spider population.


Remove clutter outside

Clutter outside your home makes perfect nesting sites for spiders. Try and remove as much as possible, or keep it on the edge of your property instead of next to your home, especially if you have a wood pile. You can also minimize the overall bug population by keeping your lawn and property landscaped.


Broom away the webs

If you can’t reach all the places in your home where spiders are making their webs, invest in a telescopic spider broom to brush them away. Most spiders will either die or get tired of your interference and look for a better place to build their next web.


Bring the recycling out

Old newspapers, cans and bottles will attract many little, unwanted visitors. You should be kicking your recycling to the curb every week if you can.


Keep your house clean

You wouldn’t want to hang out in a restaurant with no food, right? The cleaner your house, the less likely it is that you will have any bugs for the spiders to munch on.


Prevent them from getting in

Seal off any entrances and cracks you might find in your house.  Check your screens for holes and replace any that have an abundance of them. Place glue trap areas where you can’t seal off to get any of the bugs that are sneaking in under your radar.


Best of luck creating a spider-free home! If you have any additional tips, please feel free to share them in the comments section.

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