Most home spiders avoid direct contact with humans and have no venom. Some spiders do not bite while others do bite. Whether they bite or not, most people do not like sharing home with spiders. Obviously they don’t look cool on your walls, forming nasty webs. Some spiders are annoying and can scare your kids. Although spiders can squeeze through tiny holes and enter your home but here are some prevention tips to keep these disgusting bugs at bay.
1. Move Your Bins:
Flies like to hang around the garbage in your bins. Spiders love flies, and your bin is like a food court for them. Move your garbage bins away from your home especially from your windows and doors. It’s vital to keep your bin covered to keep the spiders and flies away from it.
2. Turn Off Outdoor Lights:
Light attracts many bugs, and insects are the favorite meals of spiders. Letting the bugs buzz around your home is clearly inviting spiders. It is like setting a banquet for spiders. It’s better to keep those lights off when you don’t need them. This helps to prevent the buffet of flies that can attract spiders.
Vinegar is a natural spider repellent. Make a solution of vinegar and water and go around the exterior and interior of your house. Spray that mixture into all the crevices and corners to deter spiders. Don’t worry about the smell of the vinegar. It will go away as soon as the mixture dries.
4. Caulk those Gaps:
Cracks and gaps can ruin all your prevention efforts. Note the gaps in your walls, windows, and doors. Use a sealant or caulk to fill those gaps to seal the potential entry points of spiders and other annoying bugs. Also, consider installing a fine mesh across the air vents in your house.
5. Cleanup the Webs:
Keep your home clean and regularly dust off and vacuum around the corners. When you see tiny webs, do not ignore them, and learn how to identify black-footed spiders. Allowing other bugs to live in your home can also attract spiders. Remember to clean those dark and neglected areas too. Dusting away the egg sacs and cobwebs will make them less likely to return.
6. Keep Your Garden Clean:
Having large shrubs and plant pots against the brick wall of your home mean you are encouraging spiders to head inside your home. Keep your garden clear of the plant matter and debris. It’s a good idea to keep plants away from the exterior wall of your home as a preventive measure to keep away those spiders.
7. Get a Pet:
Get a pet, preferably a cat. Cats and dogs like to chase and kill any tiny thing that they see moving. While they cannot eliminate the entire spider issue, but they can prevent them by smashing anything they see creeping on the floor. Poisonous spiders can also hurt your pet. Hiring a pest control service is the best solution when you already have a serious spider infestation in your home.