Having a spider as a roommate isn’t an ideal situation. Unfortunately, spiders have a tendency of slipping into homes and hiding in dark, quiet spots. Thankfully, there are things you can do to prevent and get rid of these pests. We’ve made a list of five tips to help control spiders in your home.
1. Seal Entry Points
You want to make sure spiders can’t sneak into your house. Sealing potential entry points is one of the best ways to keep your home free of spiders.
- Check your home for any holes, gaps, or cracks. Seal these with caulk.
- If you don’t have screens on your doors or windows, consider installing them.
- Repair or replace damaged screens and weatherstripping.
- It may seem obvious, but don’t leave your doors and windows open. Spiders can easily slip inside when you aren’t looking.
2. Keep Your Home Clean
A clean home is less inviting to spiders. Take time each week to tidy up your house.
- Vacuum and sweep regularly to help remove spiders and their eggs.
- Dust and knock down any spider webs you see.
- Avoid having clutter in your home. This will reduce potential hiding spots.
- Store items in sealed bins instead of cardboard boxes. You’ll minimize clutter and deter pests from sneaking inside.
- Don’t forget about your closet since spiders enjoy this undisturbed spot.
3. Get Rid of Other Pests
These creepy crawlies feed on bugs like flies and ants. If other pests aren’t hanging around your home, spiders will have to go somewhere else to find food.
- Remove potential attractants including trash.
- Clean up crumbs and spills.
- Store your food and your pet’s food in sealed containers.
- You may also want to turn your lights off at night to avoid attracting bugs.
4. Minimize Moisture
Spiders are attracted to moisture and will head inside in search of it. Minimizing moisture in your home can help control these pests.
- Repair or replace leaky pipes and faucets.
- Make sure your appliances, like the refrigerator, aren’t leaking.
- Use a fan or dehumidifier to reduce moisture build-up in commonly damp areas including basements and garages.
5. Use a Plant-Based Insecticide Dust
If you’re dealing with spiders, a plant-based insecticide dust can help. Our Spider & Insect Dust can provide you with long-lasting protection. It kills spiders and other pests on contact while also providing you with residual repellency. Apply dust in areas where you have seen spiders. These pests typically spend time in attics, basements, and garages. Don’t forget about the cracks and crevices where these pests could be hiding.Most people don’t want to share their home with spiders. With a bit of work, you can take steps to keep spiders out of your house. If creepy crawlies are sneaking around, we’re here to help! Check out our Maggie’s Farm Simply Effective™ Pest Control products for a more environmentally and family-friendly solution.