Posted May 28, 2021
Spiders have their place in the world. It’s just better if it’s not your place they’re counting as their own.
For the most part, spiders are here to eat bugs. And not to worry, there are PLENTY of bugs to be eaten. Go Spiders!
In addition to wanting the bugs that may be in your house, these guys have a need to stay warm during colder months so they’ll try to get inside your cozy home.
One issue with spiders is that some varieties can injure us (or worse). They’re not looking to make a meal of us, but some will bite if surprised or disturbed.
So we’re agreed — it’s best to figure out ways to discourage nature’s little “pest controllers” from coming around and making our homes their own.
At Fox Pest Control, we want you to be comfortable in your home. Here are a few ideas to keep spiders away we’ve picked up over the years:
If there aren’t many bugs around, spiders won’t have anything to eat. They’ll move on from your house in search of food elsewhere.
Unless you’re going for “Halloween Chic,” spider webs are not a good look for your home. One of the easiest ways to remove such webs is with your vacuum. Once the web is gone, the spider will probably leave for a safer neighborhood.
Well, maybe not EVERYDAY … but a clean house makes it tough for spiders to get a web established in the first place. By keeping your place nice and tidy, you’re not only getting rid of spider webs, but also the other things that attract the insects for which spiders are on the lookout … like food crumbs.
Eucalyptus, tea-tree and peppermint oils help keep the spiders out. While some might enjoy the smell, the spiders do not. Vinegar will also do the trick.
To make a spider-repellent spray, place about five drops of oil in a 16-ounce spray bottle. Fill the bottle with water, add a shot of dish soap, and shake the mixture well. Apply the spray around doors and windows, around the outside perimeter of your home, and in any dark corner where spiders may be hiding.
If you find there are too many spiders around for you to deal with on your own, we can help! Give us a call at (855) 953-2002!
Fox Pest Control. No bugs. Simply better.