Spider Prevention and Removal

What’s the best way to get rid of spiders in your home? Spiders are typically completely harmless and only a few species are harmful or poisonous spiders. However, to get rid of spiders in your house is a natural response to their presence regardless of whether they are hunting spiders or simply web-building spiders.

Spider extermination is necessary if the spiders dwelling in your home are poisonous, such as the hobo spider, brown recluse spider and the infamous black widow,  and if the spider colony is increasing at fast rate or getting too large to handle. At this point, spider extermination can be done with the help of a professional pest control or a professional spider exterminator.

The hobo spider usually dwells in hollow objects, such as shoes, and usually bites if threatened. The brown recluse spider usually hides in the folds of blankets and clothing and may reach your homes after clinging or hiding in boxes. The black widow, on the other hand, lives in woodpiles and small narrow opening and can be identified through their coloration and markings.

Vacuuming and Fillings

Spider infestation can be controlled through simple ways such as regular vacuuming of the floors and furnishings as well as filling spaces behind and under the furniture including corners.

Regular mopping of the ceilings and walls can also control the problem to a manageable level. Vacuuming and mopping can reliably remove the formed webs and possible nests.

Cracks or little gaps in the furniture, floorboards and walls must be filled with the necessary filling to eliminate nesting areas of the spiders. A fine mesh can be used to cover air vents where spiders can creep in your homes. Rarely used items should be sealed or covered and may be stored in sealed plastic containers.

Spider Repellants

Some anti-spider substances can be used for spider extermination such as chemical spider repellants and poisons. They can be bought over the counter but these chemicals though should be used with great caution. Be reminded always that excessive and reckless use of spider repellants can cause destructive side effects to human inhabitants and pets.

Ultrasonic pest repellers are also in effective in eliminating spiders but make sure they are not bothersome to pets of your neighbors.

Glue Trap

A safer option is a glue trap effective for only a few spiders in the house.

Boric Acid

Boric acid powder can be sprinkled over nesting places and spider entry points to exterminate adult spiders. When your homes are infested with spiders, it can be quite scary and can drive you out of your home.

READ: 6,000 Venomous Spiders Force US Couple From Dream Home

  • Is Your Workplace Safe from Spiders and Spider Bites?Spiders are usually not aggressive and most spiders bite when they are trapped or when they unintentionally come in contact with human being. You can avoid being bitten in your workplace if you are careful and will keep your areas neat and orderly.
  • How to Get Rid of Brown Recluse SpidersNeed to get rid of brown recluse spiders in your home? Here are four non-toxic but effective ways to exterminate brown recluse spiders in and around the house.
  • Using Spider InsecticidesSpider insecticides in the form of dust, laquer or water-based spray can kill spiders. Use them to help prevent spider infestation and spider bites in your home.
  • Brown Recluse Spider Control and PreventionTo prevent being bitten by the brown recluse spider, get rid of your clutter and keep your house free from any crawling insects or pests, such as spiders.

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