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How to Get Rid of Spiders in Your Basement

When spiders sneak inside, they look for dark and secluded places to hide. Your basement is an ideal place for them to settle down. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to keep your space free of spiders. Check out a few tips to help get rid of spiders in your basement.

Seal Entry Points

Caulking near window

Sealing potential entry points can help to keep spiders out of your basement. You’ll want to check your home for cracks or holes where spiders could slip indoors and seal any you find. These pests often enter homes through cracks in your home’s foundation and gaps between siding or bricks. Check for cracks near door and window frames too. You’ll also need to repair or replace damaged window and door screens.

Keep Your Basement Clean

Vacuuming carpet

Spiders will have a harder time finding hiding spots if your basement is clean. Take some time to organize your things and reduce clutter. Store your items in sealed bins, instead of cardboard boxes to keep spiders from getting in them. Vacuum and dust regularly, removing any spider webs you come across. Pay special attention to the corners of the room since spiders are likely to gravitate to these areas.

Get Rid of Other Pests


Bugs, like mosquitoes and flies, are tasty treats for spiders. Keeping your home free of other pests can help to deter spiders. Remove food sources, like crumbs and spills, that can attract bugs. Minimize moisture build-up in your home, and keep your basement as dry as possible with dehumidifiers or fans. Bright lights can attract pests, so consider swapping your white light bulbs for warm-hued bulbs instead. 

Remove Items Around the Perimeter of Your Home

Back of house

If spiders are hanging out close to your home, it won’t be long before they make their way indoors. You’ll want to keep the perimeter of your house clear. Mulch can provide spiders with shelter and warmth, so avoid placing it close to your home. Remove leaves and other debris as well. Overgrown vegetation can also be attractive to spiders, so keep your plants trimmed. Woodpiles can serve as shelter for spiders too, so store them away from your house and don’t place them in your basement.

Create a Protective Barrier

Yard Bug Spray and Home Bug Spray

Spraying the perimeter of your house with a plant-based insecticide spray can help to keep spiders and other pests out of your home. Our Yard Bug Spray kill pests on contact and provides residual repellency. The repellent properties act as a protective barrier, helping to deter pest activity. You’ll want to apply the spray in a 2-to-3-foot band around the foundation. You can also spray common entry points with our Home Bug Spray to discourage spiders from entering your home.

Use Pest Control Products

Spider & Insect Dust

If spiders have taken over your space, pest control products can help. Plant-based insecticide dusts, like our Spider & Insect Dust, provide longer-lasting protection. Apply dust to areas where you have seen spiders and in cracks, crevices, and other spots where spiders like to hide. You can also use our Spider & Insect Trap to help control spider problems. Place the traps in areas with spider activity, especially along walls or edges. You’ll want to replace the glue board every three months or when it is full.

Having spiders infest your basement isn’t an ideal situation. Taking the time to pest-proof your space can help to keep these arachnids away. 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.

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