Creepy, crawly, spiders are not something you want to find in your house. Aside from giving you the heebie-jeebies, some spiders may bite. Spiders play a beneficial role in the ecosystem and are upstanding citizens out in nature, but they don’t belong skittering around your home.
Like insects and other pests, spiders find their way into your house seeking warmth. While these creepy arachnids are merely looking for a comfortable place to escape the elements, your home doesn’t have to be their sanctuary. When it’s time to get rid of spiders inside your house, Environmental Pest Management will remove them and prevent them from coming back.
Environmental Pest Management seeks the best solution for your pest problems with the least impact on the environment and your home. Whenever possible, we use non-chemical strategies to keep your family and home safe. If spiders are invading your home, we can develop a plan to keep your home spider-free.
To help get rid of spiders before a professional pest control service can arrive, try these convenient and safe home remedies.
Stop Spiders Before They Enter the House
To fortify your home against these creepy pests, look for spider entry points. The exterior of your home is a great place to start. Make sure to place mulch, compost, and wood piles away from your foundation. Spiders love to hide in these areas, and they can easily find their way into your home.
Check your doors and windows and make sure they seal tightly. Weather stripping or caulking can help correct any issues, making it more difficult for spiders to sneak into your home.
When you are doing your pre-winter home inspections to prepare inclement weather, the same techniques that stop cold drafts or moisture also help deter potential pests seeking warmth. Regardless of the season, start from the outside to prevent spiders from entering your home.
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Home Remedies For Getting Rid of Spiders
If spiders still manage to make it into your home despite your best efforts to seal all entry points, there are several remedies that you probably have available. Natural home remedies are convenient and safe to use.
Although a professional pest control service is the best way to get rid of spiders and keep them from coming back, these home remedies are a fantastic option for an immediate fix before the professionals arrive.
White vinegar is an excellent product to have on hand for cleaning your home. Whether for floors, countertops, or many other uses, white vinegar is a versatile and effective cleaner. As a bonus, white vinegar can help get rid of spiders.
Between the strong smell and the acidity, spiders can’t stand white vinegar. Mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray around your home, paying particular attention to baseboards, entrances, and cracks. Also spray on the exterior of your home, especially around windows and doors. Spiders won’t want to cross.
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Placing cedar wood chips around the outside of your home is a fantastic way to repel spiders. You can also use cedar inside your home, especially in your closets and crawl spaces. Most people enjoy the rich cedar scent, but spiders find it unpleasant.
Spiders are not the only pests to hate peppermint; most other insects do as well. Similar to the white vinegar technique, mix peppermint essential oil with water in a spray bottle and spray throughout your home. You can also place dry tea bags inconspicuously around your home. The fresh mint scent is a welcome bonus. Planting mint near your exterior doors is another smart way to deter pests.
Spiders despise citrus. Adding orange or lemon peels to your vinegar and water mixture will make the vinegar smell more appealing to the humans in your household. Although the humans appreciate the nicer smell, the solution is still a strong deterrent to bugs and spiders.
You can even rub citrus peels around doors and windows to keep spiders at bay. This is a safe way to prevent spiders in your home while also cleaning your trim and making it smell refreshing.
Remove Cobwebs and Dust
Clearing your home of dust and cobwebs is a simple way to deter spiders. Spiders love dusty areas. By keeping up on your housework, you’ll make your home less appealing to them.
Choose an Environmentally Conscientious Pest Control Company
To keep spiders out of your home, or eliminate them if they make their way in, a professional pest control service is the best way to handle the situation. At Environmental Pest Management, we know the importance of safety for your family, and we strive to provide non-chemical solutions whenever we can.
With our expertise and exceptional service, we will develop a plan for your home. From preventing pests to removing them, we will keep your home safe and pest free. We work to always exceed our customers’ expectations with our prompt and thorough service.
Every pest-control plan we create centers around environmental safety. We offer many safe and effective solutions that don’t involve pesticides.
Contact us today for a free quote and to start your plan for a pest-free home. Our commitment to your home’s safety and our environment shows in everything we do. We look forward to working with you and keeping your home spider- and pest-free.