How to Get Rid of Spiders

Arachnophobia is a fear of spiders. Even those people who are not afraid of these eight-legged arachnids do not want them living in their homes and desire to get rid of them. While some spiders are completely harmless and even helpful, there are some that are deadly. Despite that, we will give you some pest control tips on how to get rid of spiders.

Common Types of Spiders That Invade Homes

Although there are around 35,000 species of spiders, there are typically only a few that enter homes. It is important homeowners can identify the spiders in their home so they will be able to take the proper measures for getting rid of spiders in and around your home. Removing them using natural or other methods can be necessary and effective. The following are some of the most common spiders found in homes.

How to get rid of spiders in a home or garage

There are a few steps homeowners can take to keep spiders away and rid an infestation in their homes or garages. These steps are easy to take care of and effective.

  1. Clean
    One of the easiest ways to get rid of spiders out of a home or garage is to vacuum and clean on a regular basis. Removing unwanted junk and unused boxes such as cardboard boxes will eliminate hiding spots for spiders in your home and especially in your garage. Vacuuming helps to remove spider webs, eggs, and even spiders. Spiders are instantly killed when sucked into the vacuum because of their soft body structure.
  2. Eliminate Food Supply
    Interestingly what attracts spiders are other insects. If you have an abundance of spiders in your home or garage, they have access to many other insects. Spiders eat other insects and are especially fond of flies. Eliminating other insects can help to prevent an uprising of spiders in a home. When their food source is eliminated, they will leave or die.
  3. Trapping
    Using glue traps can help to catch and get rid of spiders so they can be removed quickly and passively. Place them along baseboards and in cabinets and closets for the best results.
  4. Plants
    Using a variety of natural plants can be used as a natural spider repellent. One of the most common plant spider repellents is basil. Another popular plant is lavender. Spiders do not enjoy the smell of lavender and it will repel spiders from your home. Citrus fruits such as lemons can help repel spiders as well. Keep your home smelling fresh and repel spiders by rubbing lemon peels on the baseboards around your home. The natural oil will keep spiders away.
  5. Pesticides
    If the spider population is a large one, it may take pesticides to get rid of the problem. While not a natural method, there are many safe and effective products available on the market, but great care should be taken to ensure they are used appropriately.
  6. Natural Remedies                                                                                                                                                        If you want to use more natural methods, you can use one or a combination of the following items and methods to get rid of spiders.
    • Vinegar
    • Dryer sheets
    • Peppermint oil (Especially effective in getting rid of spiders in your garage)
    • Black Pepper
    • Garlic
    • Scented Candles
    • Improved lighting (try using natural light during the day and keep lights on in areas with a lot of spider activity)

Spiders will typically enter a home looking for shelter, water, and food. Eliminating their comforts will ensure the home is not an attractive place for them to live. Barrier treatments can be sprayed around the home to prevent spiders from entering. The above spider pest control tips will be effective in your program to keep and get rid of spiders in and around your home and work spaces (i.e. garage, office).

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