How to Get Rid of Spiders
Spiders are one of the most feared pests found in households. While it is estimated that 1 out of 5 people in the United States has some sort of phobia, the fear of spiders (arachnophobia), ranks near the top of the phobia list. The debilitating fear of spiders called arachnophobia can have unwelcomed symptoms that can negatively interrupt your daily life.
Some common symptoms related to arachnophobia are:
- Uncontrollable sweating
- Rapid heart rate
- Hot flashes
- Panic attack and anxiety
- Cold flashes
- Chest Pain
- Gastrointestinal discomfort and diarrhea
- Sense of loss of control
The good news is, there are things you can do to get rid of these unwelcomed spiders. We will provide you with some DIY tips and there is always the option of hiring a professional pest control company to get rid of them quickly and efficiently. A combination of homeowner efforts and the use of a qualified exterminator usually yields the best results in getting rid of a spider infestation.
Presence of other pests: Spiders need a source of food. If there are other pests, such as millipedes, flies, or ants, there is a good chance that spiders are also present in your home
The best way to get rid of spiders is by making the environment less friendly to them. Take time to remove clutter, such as compost and wood piles, rocks, and other, similar items. Caulk any cracks in the home’s foundation to eliminate points of entry for spiders and seal windows using fitted screens. Doors should be designed with sweeps and weather stripping, and regular cleaning of window shutters is necessary.
In many cases, the use of DIY remedies or the help of an exterminator is necessary to completely eradicate spiders.
Signs of Spiders
Spiders are sneaky and they often stay in dark, hidden corners of rooms or in other areas where they can’t be seen. However, they do leave signs of their presence. Some of the top signs that spiders are present include:
- The presence of webs
- Cracks or crevices in the home
Tips to Get Rid of Spiders at Home
There are a few effective and easy to implement steps homeowners can take to get rid of spiders.