What To Do If You Have A Spider Issue In Your Home

Spiders get a bad rap as they are usually talked about or shown in movies in a negative way. Spiders do actually serve a purpose, and they can be useful to have around. Spiders will help you with pest control as they are going to trap and kill other pests in your home. This may not help their case though as this may frighten people as well. If you do have spiders in your home, there are a few things you may be able to do on your own to help control these pests. Read below for more information to help you.

1. Get Rid Of Other Pests

If you have other pests in your home, this may be what is attracting spiders to your home in the first place. Spiders are going to come in looking for something to eat, and these other pests may be just what they're looking for. Use traps and baits to attract the other pests, and depending on the pest, these traps/baits may differ. You can also use diatomaceous earth around your home to kill the other pests, and the spiders as well.

2. Remove Webs

You can get rid of spiders by getting rid of their webs. Sure, spiders can spin their webs elsewhere, but if there are any eggs in the web, you can get rid of the eggs when you get rid of the webs. Wherever you find webs, use diatomaceous earth in these areas as this is where the spiders are frequenting. If you find a web, that's where a spider has been or is located now. Remove the webs with a broom or with a vacuum and extension hose. Shake the broom out outside of your home and remove the vacuum bag outside of your home as well.

3. Clear Out Dark Areas

Dark areas of your home are going to be where spiders are most likely located. Clear out these areas to give spiders fewer places to hide. These are going to be areas such as basements, crawl spaces, and attics. Be sure when clearing out these areas that you are also using some sort of pest control method to help get rid of any pests that may be located here. Use baits/traps, sprinkle diatomaceous earth, or spray a spider-repellent solution made from essential oils and water. You can use spearmint, peppermint, citronella, and even lavender. 

If you have a spider problem in your home, use the tips above to help you take care of this issue, or call a spider pest control company like Godfather's Exterminating, Inc. to help you.

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