How To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home

Posted on: 5 August 2015

Seeing a lot of spiders in your home can be a very unsettling thing. It can be a frightening experience to be relaxing late at night, only to find a spider dangling above you from its web. Most people know how to kill a spider; you catch it in toilet paper and flush it, squish it with your shoe or vacuum it up with the hose end of your vacuum. However, keeping spiders from taking over your house can be a bit more of a challenge. The tips in this article will help you to keep spiders from taking up residency in your house.

Dust, dust, dust!

Dust your house as much as you can. Spiders like to go where there is very little chance of them being bothered. This means they are most attracted to places where dust is allowed to gather.

Some areas you want to make sure to dust as much as possible include high areas such as the corners of your ceiling and in the tops of closets. You also want to dust along the corners of your baseboards and behind furniture. Don't forget to get the tops of curtains and the corners of window sills.

Keep packed boxes in the garage

If you have cardboard boxes packed with items in your closets, these boxes can make a tempting place for spiders. This is especially true of spiders that like dark spots, such as the poisonous Brown Recluse and black widows.

Having an area in your garage to store boxes allows you to decrease the chances of spiders coming in your home. You will want to take precautions to protect the boxes in your garage by spraying them with pesticide or securing a plastic tarp over them.

Keep the spiders from coming inside

Keeping the spiders from coming in will be an important part of ridding your home of spiders. Make sure all your screens are free of rips and tears. Look around your home for cracks or holes in the walls and use caulk or spackle to repair them.

Keep your chimney's flue closed when your fireplace isn't in use. Cut back trees and other shrubbery that comes close to your home. Be sure you always check items that were outside before bringing them into the house.

Following the tips in this article will help you to make your home spider-free and assist you with keeping spiders outside where they belong. However, if the problem is bigger than you can handle on your own, you should seek help, like pest control by Peninsula Pest Control.