Spiders may not be cause as much damage to your home as other pests like ants, rodents, and roaches, but they can be a nuisance and sometimes even dangerous. Some spiders are venomous, and they can cause severe skin reactions, especially when they bite children. Spiders can also create unsightly spider webs in corners and dark places, making your homes seem dirty and poorly maintained. Before rushing to buy chemicals and pesticides that are harmful to the environment and your family, have a look at some tips on how you can get rid of spiders in a safe manner.
Clean your outdoor space
The best way to prevent spiders from crawling into your home is by making sure that the outdoor environment does not create a suitable ground for them. Spiders love building their homes on piles of leaves, plants, old and fallen trees, abandoned car tires, and broken buckets. If any of these things exist in your backyard or near your home, they could be attracting spiders into the home. Undertake a yard cleanup and get rid of all the items that could make habitats for spiders. In the case of plants, you can distance them from your house to ensure that the spiders that may create a home with them will not crawl into your home.
Invest in a spider repellent
Spider repellents emit a scent that spiders dislike, and this will keep them away from your home. Unlike other chemicals and pesticides, spider repellents are usually safe for humans, and you do not have to move out after using them. Locate the dark corners in your home that are likely to have been infested with spiders and clean them before using the repellent. If you clean your outdoor space and use a repellent inside the home, you can get rid of the spiders for good.
Keep the spiders out
Spiders crawl into home through cracks, holes, and spaces that are left on doors, windows, and other entry points in the home. Sealing the cracks and holes can be an effective way of keeping spiders out of your home. You can use the caulk that is used to seal tiles and other flooring materials during installation. Make sure that the doors and windows are properly shut and that there no spaces are left. Also, make sure that you clean the holes and cracks and use repellants before sealing them so that you can eliminate the existing spiders.
Follow this simple routine and you will be able to get rid of spiders without polluting the environment with chemicals or harming your family. If the infestation persists, make sure that you contact a pest control company for professional assistance.