5 Effective Ways to Get Rid of Spiders


Pests are incredibly pesky creatures that can be found in almost every house in the world despite the general awareness about ways to keep pests at bay. Some homeowners are fortunate enough to be only visited by milder species of pests like ants and flies. However, there are also some unfortunate ones whose houses get invaded by dangerous pests like bed bugs, termites and scorpions. These types of pests are dangerous not only because of their adverse health effects, but they also have the potential to ruin your possessions to an irreparable extent.

Spiders are also one of those dangerous pests because some of their species can cause death on the spot. Overall, spiders are creepy creatures that make your house look old and dingy, which is why many people get panic attacks merely by looking at them. Therefore, we have discussed here five effective ways to get rid of spiders so that you do not have to bear their presence in your house. However, if you still fail to get rid of them, do not dawdle and immediately call professionals that are experts in spider extermination.


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  1. Seal the entryways:

Firstly, you will have to make sure that every nook and corner of your house is devoid of any cracks or holes because they are open invitations for spiders to sneak into your house. These openings normally exist on the edges of the floors and ceilings. They may also be present in the areas where plumbing enters your house. Therefore, use caulk to seal all these potential entryways so that you do not have to deal with these menacing creatures. Lastly, do not forget to seal the spaces around the windows and the gaps beneath the doors of your house, especially those that act as buffers between outdoors and indoors.


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  1. Use essential oils:

Essential oils like tea tree oil, peppermint oil, cedar oil, lavender oil, and citrus oil have strong scents and can be used to keep the spiders at bay. Mix one of these oils with water in a spray bottle. Apply the mixture to various potential entryways and habitats of spiders both inside and outside of the house. You can use this mixture more effectively by using a nebulizing diffuser because it will not only spread the scent to every nook and corner of your house, but you will not have to dilute the oil with water which will result in a much stronger scent. Make sure that you choose a scent you like so that you are not bothered by it.

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  1. Declutter:

You will often observe spider webs in chaotic places that have remained untouched for a long time. Therefore, make sure that you do not have any such place in your home in the sense that you clear all the clutter that may be present inside your house. Many people dump their old books, clothes, and paper boxes in their basements or other secluded places like deserted cupboards. Such places become an ideal breeding ground for spiders because they love places that are secluded and dark.


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  1. Keep other pests outside your house:

Spiders feed on flies and gnats and if your house is invaded by these pests, then you must be ready to deal with spiders as well. Therefore, install mesh screens on your doors and windows to keep flies and gnats away from your house. Moreover, take the trash out regularly and keep the garbage bin properly covered all the time. Lastly, make sure that you install warm lights in your house because flying insects are often attracted to sharp white lights and spiders build webs around these lights to attract and trap their prey.

  1. Set traps:

Spiders mostly walk on walls and ceilings and if your house is infiltrated by them, you can use non-toxic glue traps to capture and eliminate them. These traps attract spiders and once they step into the trap, they get glued right on the spot and you can then get rid of both the trap and spider conveniently. Thanks to Point Pest for consulting.











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