Spiders can be a bit creepy, and not what you want getting cozy with you at night (or ever). Unfortunately, you probably have spiders throughout your home, as most people do. If you have been noticing them more and more lately, there's something attracting them to your home. To help get rid of them and prevent them from coming back, read on for tips to help.
Use A Deterrent
A pesticide or an all-natural pesticide can help get rid of spiders. Look at your local hardware store for a pesticide you can spray around your home that will kill spiders. Spray them where you have seen them, especially in darkened areas such as basements or crawl spaces where spiders may be hiding. A natural pesticide such as a vinegar/water spray can also help kill spiders, as can using peppermint essential oil mixed with water. Spray these all-natural pesticides where you see spiders.
Spiders like quiet, safe areas of your home where they can hide and nest. Places like under your couch, on shelves or in the clutter you have laying around. Clean up this clutter and remove as much as you can so you can give your home a deep clean. Vacuum beneath the couch and other furniture more often and dust every nook and cranny. Get rid of cardboard boxes that may be holding belongings and replace them with plastic bins instead. Cardboard is a great place to hide spiders, as well as other pests such as ants and roaches.
Turn Off Exterior Lights
It may seem like a good idea to keep your outside lights on, but this only attracts insects at night - which is a great place for spiders to find food. Turn off all exterior lights when you don't need them, or use an insect trap near the lights if you need to keep the lights on. Dimming the lights can help as well.
Get Rid Of Spider Entrances
Help prevent spiders from coming in in the first place by filling in gaps where they can get in. Caulk around windows and doors, replace broken screens (or add screens if you don't have them), repair holes and cracks in the foundation, and seal gaps around pipes throughout your home both inside and outside your home.
If you have been noticing spiders more and more around your home, you probably aren't seeing things. You may have a problem with spiders and possibly other pests as well. Get in touch with a company like Godfather's Exterminating, Inc. for more information.