Spiders aren’t always bad to have around, but when they take over your space, they can be problematic. If these creepy crawlies are in your yard, they don’t have very far to go to sneak into your home. With a few preventative measures, you can help keep your yard free of spiders. Check out a few tips to help prevent spiders from invading your yard.
Reduce Hiding Spots
Spiders like to have a safe place to hide. Removing items that act as shelter can help to deter spiders from hanging around your yard. Remove leaf litter, twigs, grass clippings, and other yard debris. Don’t leave unused flowerpots or buckets in your yard. Pick up any toys and place them in sealed bins. Store firewood away from your house and off the ground.
Keep Vegetation Trimmed
Vegetation in your yard can be another place for spiders to hide. Trim tree branches so they aren’t touching the side of your home. Prune shrubs, bushes, and plants. Mow your lawn regularly to keep your grass short. If you have a garden, make sure to pick up fallen leaves and produce.
Clean Your Patio & Deck
Keeping your patio or deck clean can help keep spiders away. If you enjoy a meal outside, clean up any crumbs and spills you leave behind. This will help you avoid attracting bugs that spiders like to eat. Take time to clean your patio furniture. You’ll want to wash chair cushions every few weeks. Check for webs on your furniture and dust off any you find.
Remove Spider Webs
Spiders don’t just weave webs on patio furniture. Examine your yard and the exterior of your home for spider webs. They are often found near windows, doors, eaves, and in corners of porches and decks. If you find one, knock it down using a broom, cobweb brush, or even your hose. Removing spider webs will help to discourage these pests from returning.
Food isn’t the only thing that can attract pests to your yard. Some bugs are attracted to lights. When possible, keep your exterior lights off. You can also install motion sensor lights to minimize lighting. Another option is to switch to warm-hued or yellow light bulbs. Pests are less attracted to these bulbs. If you can reduce potential food sources, spiders will be less likely to stay.
Plant Spider-Repelling Plants
You may enjoy having plants in your yard, but not all of them are appealing to spiders. Some plant fragrances can help to repel spiders and other pests. Lavender, mint, rosemary, thyme, and citronella are a few plants that spiders don’t like. You can place these in your garden or in containers near your patio or deck.
Create a Protective Barrier
Spraying your yard with a plant-based insecticide spray can help keep spiders away. Our Yard Bug Spray kills spiders and other outdoor pests on contact. The residual repellency acts as a barrier that helps to keep pests out. You can spray the perimeter of your yard and home. You can also spray around the outside of your house with our Home Bug Spray. It can help kill and repel spiders.
Sharing your yard with creepy crawlies isn’t an ideal situation. Pest-proofing your space can help ensure these pests don’t bug you. If you’re dealing with a pest problem, we’re here to help! For a more environmentally and family-friendly solution, check out our Maggie’s Farm Simply Effective™ Pest Control products.