Though they can cause a great deal of fear in even the bravest person, the majority of spiders are completely harmless and can actually be quite beneficial. A few spiders here and there to protect your home is one thing, but an infestation of spiders is an unwanted occurrence in anyone’s house or office. Depending on the severity of the spider issue, we’ve got a few solutions you can try if spiders are becoming a regular problem for you!
1. Remove Nesting Areas. Spiders will travel inside with you from debris left in your yard, including things like grass clippings, leaf piles, wood stacks and tree limbs. Clear out the clutter outside and do the same inside your home, removing piles of clothing, newspapers, boxes and other dark, cool places for spiders to hide. Vacuum out the nooks and crannies of your home including any cracks in the walls or foundation and dispose of the bag outdoors. Make sure to practice safety first and wear gloves as you clear the clutter!
2.You Shall Not Pass. Seal entry points against eight-legged sleuths, including patching or repairing any cracks or holes in the building foundation and walls and replacing torn or wrecked weather stripping and window screens. Pay attention to places like attics, basements and crawl spaces and try your best to keep clutter in these areas to a minimum. Sealing vents, utility hookups and chimneys will also help with deterring spiders!
3. Use Natural Repellent. The smells of the products you work with to clean your home can double as a spider repellent if you use the right ingredients! Folks have found that peppermint, neem, lavender, tea tree and citrus oils work wonders at keeping spiders naturally at bay. Mix water and the oil with a bit of dish soap to create a solution that you can spray around the perimeter of your home and along the entry points. You can mop the floors with these scents, but vinegar will also do the trick. Vinegar is a very strong smell that repels not only bugs but other pests too!
4. Hire the Experts. If your spider problem persists or you would simply like some help from the experts, don’t be afraid to give us a call at 403.262.1666. We’ll be able to attack the issue at the source, determine the course of action to rid you of the spiders and how you can maintain a pest-free environment. We’re happy to answer your questions and provide you with the best solution to your unique situation.
We’ve been in the pest control business for many years and we want to help you keep pest-free for just as many years! Get in touch with us if you have a spider problem or any other pest issue, we’re here to help!