Spiders are one of the most common household pests, but that doesn’t make a spider infestation any less frustrating. If you’re dealing with these unwelcome visitors, you probably want to get rid of them as quickly as possible.
Professional exterminators offer a permanent and thorough solution to any pest problem. But if you’re not ready to call in professional help, there are several at-home spider pest control techniques that you can use to address your spider problem.
One of the easiest steps you can take to mitigate a spider infestation is to clean out cluttered areas of your home. Most spiders seek out dark and quiet nooks and crannies in which to make their webs.
Get rid of clutter and regularly clean, dust, and vacuum. Arrange your furniture away from walls and corners to promote airflow throughout your home. This will eliminate spider-attracting areas before they become a problem.
There are several varieties of spider repellent sprays that you can purchase in stores and online. Apply them directly to problem areas in your home, and reapply as necessary until the spiders are eliminated.
If you’d like a more natural spider pest control solution, you can experiment with DIY repellents. Orange peels, vinegar sprays, scented candles, and peppermint sprays are just a few options for keeping spiders at bay.
Some essential oils can also be used to deter spiders. Try soaking a cotton ball in peppermint, tea tree, lavender, citronella, or citrus essential oils. Place the cotton ball in a spider-heavy area to get rid of pests, and you’ll enjoy the added bonus of a sweet-smelling home.
If you’re struggling to control spiders in your home, take a look outside. Managing the spiders outside your home can help reduce the number that make their way inside.
Keeping your yard uncluttered and your lawn trimmed will make it less hospitable for spiders. Try not to plant any shrubs, flowers, or other plants within six feet of your home. A lack of vegetation creates a barrier between your home and the habitat of the pests.
Install screens on your doors, windows, chimneys, and vents for an added layer of protection.
For more information on spiders and spider pest control, check out our guide to getting rid of spiders. We cover everything from identifying different types of spider to controlling indoor and outdoor infestations. We’ve got all the information you need to keep your Utah home spider-free. We help thousands of customers in Eagle Mountain, Lehi, Saratoga Springs , and surrounding cities with their spider pest control.
If your problem calls for professional extermination, call us today. We’ll assess your situation and find the best pest elimination plan for you.