Spring Cleaning and Spider Control

April 9, 2022

As much as spring comes with good things, such as warm temperatures allowing you to enjoy some good outdoor moments, it can also come with its share of problems. One of these problems is spiders trying to get into your home. Spiders usually hide during winter and emerge when the temperatures get a bit higher to lay eggs. If you’re wondering how to prevent spiders in the spring, here are some tips to help you.

Seal Openings

Sealing openings around the house is one of the easiest ways of keeping spiders away. Inspect your home and seal any opening you find, including cracks and drafty windows. Also, install mesh screens around vents since spiders can access your home using very tiny holes. 

Install Screens

One of the best ways of keeping spiders away is by installing screens on doors and windows. Since spiders will always find a way of getting into your house, these screens will block them. Screens also enable you to open doors and windows without worrying that insects will gain access to your home.

Clean Thoroughly

Cleaning your home thoroughly is one of the easiest ways of keeping pests away, spiders included. Dust your home regularly, get rid of clutter, and vacuum from time to time. You also need to pay close attention to corners and under the furniture since that’s where spiders love hiding. Your closet could also be a hiding area for spiders, so make sure you rearrange it once in a while. 

Seal Gaps Around Windows and Doorways

Sealing gaps around windows and doorways will deny spiders access to your home. You can do this by using physical barriers such as door snakes at the foot of the doors. For the windows, you can put a gap filler on the gaps. The goal here is to block any space spiders can use to get into your home. 

Avoid Stacking Materials Outside

Spiders love not only indoor clutter but outdoor clutter too. Materials like grass clippings, woodpiles, and leaves piles make perfect places for them to hide. Ensure there is no such clutter anywhere near your house. Also, make sure you trim trees, shrubs, and flowers. By doing so, you will be destroying potential habitats for spiders. 

Use Natural Methods

There are various natural methods you can use to deter spiders from getting into your home. These include using peppermint oil. To use peppermint oil, put it in a spray bottle and spray it around the home. Cedar mulch is another great option; just put the mulch around the home. Citrus peels are also effective at deterring spiders from getting into your home. 

Contact a Pest Control Company

Working with a pest control company is crucial at controlling spiders and other insects. These companies inspect your home thoroughly, identify areas where spiders love to stay, and recommend safe and effective control solutions. Pest control companies are experts at what they do, and they can help you get rid of the spider problem once and for all.

How do I get rid of the spring spiders? Spiders can be a nuisance in your home. Luckily, you can prevent them from getting into your home and get rid of them if they have already gotten in. You can try the above DIY tips or call a pest control company if the situation gets out of hand. 

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