Spiders, like other animals, rely on their food sources. They seek out areas with a higher concentration of bugs and insects for food. Spiders may migrate into your home as a result of extreme temperatures outside. They enjoy making their homes in cracks and corners. They also lay their eggs in secret, which can result in a new spider colony in your home. These tips and home remedies will help keep them out!
If you want to avoid harmful chemicals in your home, vinegar is a natural ingredient that spiders avoid because it harms them. A spray bottle filled with equal parts water and white vinegar is required. Spray directly on spider webs or in areas where you see them. Also, spray any cracks or crevices. Repeat this process until the spiders are gone. If you spray vinegar around your house, it will smell like vinegar. If that is a problem, consider some of the alternatives listed below.
Spiders dislike essential oils, which are highly concentrated extracts of plants. The wonderful thing about essential oils is that they smell wonderful, making them ideal for keeping around the house. Mix 14 ounces of water with 5 to 10 drops of essential oil in a spray bottle and spray around the house. Use essential oils such as peppermint, tea tree, lavender, neem, or any citrus essential oil.
Vacuuming the critters is another option for those who want to get rid of spiders quickly. Using a vacuum that directly sucks the contents into the bag is critical. After vacuuming, throw away the vacuum bag to prevent spiders from crawling back out. Vacuum up small amounts of talcum powder before and after you get the spider to reduce the chances of them crawling out while vacuuming.
Garlic is a plant that contains compounds that both burn and repel spiders due to its pungent odor. Make a garlic spray by combining two cups of water and 4-6 garlic cloves. Blend until completely smooth. Allow it to stand for 24 hours before straining and transferring the solids to a spray bottle. Fill the bottle with a few cups of water and spray in the corners of your home and behind and beneath the furniture.
Clean the Bushes
Spiders frequently make their homes in bushes near your home. Plants attract insects, making it appealing for spiders to set up shop. To keep spiders at bay, trim back your bushes and make sure they are not touching the walls of your house. If you have any plants that produce berries or fruit, be sure to clean up when harvesting in order to avoid attracting insects.
If you’re experiencing a spider problem in your home, The Pest Bros is here to help. Our expert technicians will come out and perform a thorough inspection of your property to really determine the source of the problem. Once we know where spiders are entering your home, we will create an effective plan for eliminating them. Call today!