Have spiders become permanent tenants in your home? Do you keep clearing their webs but they reappear within a few days? If this is the case for you, you certainly can’t wait to get rid of spiders once and for all! Although most of the species of spiders present in Italy are harmless, their presence in the home is never welcome. A house full of cobwebs can give a bad image of those who live there, as it is synonymous with poor cleanliness and neglect. In addition, many people suffer from a real phobia towards spiders, which is called “arachnophobia”. Even if you do not feel a feeling of fear towards these insects, we are sure that you also do not love their presence in the house and can not wait to get rid of them for good. In this article, we want to explain how to eliminate spiders in the house through 5 simple but very effective remedies.
If you want to win the battle against these insects, you just have to read the following and get to work!
The 5 most effective remedies
Before understanding how to eliminate spiders from the home, it is important to identify the causes that favor their appearance. Generally, spiders sneak into our homes through small cracks or crevices that separate the inside from the outside. So what can you do to reduce their presence in the house and solve the root problem? Let’s find out in the next paragraph!
1. Seal the cracks
If you want to reduce potential access routes for spiders, we suggest that you carefully check the baseboards in your home and seal all cracks and small holes with wood putty or silicone sealant.
Also, if you notice that your mosquito nets are damaged or have holes in them, it’s best to replace them as soon as possible. Once you have repaired all the cracks and holes in your home, all you have to do is a vacuum to remove the spiders and cobwebs that often hide their eggs.
The vacuum cleaner proves to be a very effective tool to reach the most difficult hiding places of spiders and to keep them alive. Once you have trapped them you can free them outside your home.
2. Avoid keeping outdoor lights on
Although artificial light does not attract spiders, it may attract other insects which are a source of food for them. The presence of these insects around your home would be an excellent call for spiders, which would be tempted to sneak into your home. For this reason, we suggest that you keep the outdoor lights off, especially during the night. Also, remember to use opaque or dark curtains that prevent interior lights from reaching outside. These little tricks will allow you to keep away the spiders and insects they feed on!
3. Keep your home clean and tidy
Tidy houses certainly offer fewer hiding places for spiders and reduce the chances of them permanently stopping in your home. Some simple tricks will allow you to keep away both spiders and other pests. For example, it is a good idea to thoroughly clean the table and kitchen surfaces after meals. Crumbs and food scraps attract many species of insects, including ants, which are an important food source for spiders.
Also remember to sweep the floors and vacuum regularly, if possible every day. By carefully cleaning the surfaces of your home, you will maintain order and hygiene, while at the same time keeping spiders away from your home.
Finally, don’t forget that old newspapers, stacked cardboard boxes, and piles of dirty clothes provide plenty of hiding places for spiders, who are always on the lookout for dark places to retreat to. Therefore try not to accumulate large quantities of boxes and junk and, if possible, use plastic containers rather than cardboard boxes.
Are you wondering how to get rid of spiders indoors using natural methods?
Here are some simple all-natural remedies that will help you get rid of spiders without using chemicals that are harmful to your health.
- Peppermint Oil: Try making a solution with water and 15-20 drops of peppermint oil. This plant has a pleasant smell for humans, but it proves to be a real deterrent for spiders. For more effective action, we recommend that you spray the solution in the access points and possible hiding places of these insects.
- Eucalyptus: Like mint, this plant also has a particularly unpleasant smell for spiders. Try making a solution with water and a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Afterward, spray it on the surfaces and corners most frequented by these insects.
- White vinegar: This is a very effective remedy for warding off spiders. Again, we suggest making a solution made of half water and half white vinegar. Once ready, spray it directly on the cobwebs and the possible access routes of the spiders.
- Diatomaceous earth: Try sprinkling a thin layer of this powder on surfaces most frequented by spiders. To eliminate them, also spread them on windows, skirting boards, and around the perimeter of your home. Thanks to this powerful natural insecticide, you will keep spiders away from your home for a long time.
Professional Pest Control
If you are struggling with a severe spider infestation at home and natural remedies do not prove effective, you can request the intervention of a professional spider pest control.
The pest control technicians have the appropriate skills and experience to eradicate spider infestations completely and definitively. They know how to eliminate spiders from the garden and home, through the use of professional tools and products. Thanks to a careful inspection, they identify the species of infesting spider and establish the most appropriate treatment based on the severity of the infestation.
An intervention carried out by a company specialized in pest control allows solving the problem at the root, preventing subsequent infestations. If the situation at home has become unbearable and you have tried all the remedies against spiders but you have obtained poor results, do not hesitate to contact us by phone or by filling out the form you find on our Home Page. We will be happy to provide you with a free quote and further information regarding our spider infestation treatments.