4 Ways To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home

The fear of spiders is incredibly common. While this doesn’t mean you necessarily have a phobia, the sight of a spider in your home can make you feel overwhelmed or uneasy. Therefore homeowners go the additional mile to keep these bugs out of their home.

Certain spiders are also venomous, like the black widow (common in the United States), tarantulas (common in southern U.S.), and brown recluse spiders (found in southern U.S.). Other, smaller spiders can crawl into your ear while sleeping and damage the ear drum which can impair your hearing.

It’s therefore essential to prevent spiders from getting into your home. Here are some ways to go about it:

Keep your home tidy and clutter free

A clean home is a happy home. The cleanliness maintained in your home directly links to how hygienic your home is too. Clean your home once or twice a week at least. Make sure you remove all clutter too. The dirtier your home, the more the chances for a pest infestation. Food crumbs, clutter, and rotting food provide the ideal environment for pest infestations so cleanliness is the way to go! Make sure you’re getting rid of any products in your pantry that have passed their “use by” date.  

Have the exterior of your home pressure washed regularly

Pressure washing is an easy and quick way to clean your property. Not only does it restore the look of your home, but it also gets rid of moss, mold, mildew, cobwebs, etc. Spiders linger near windows and doors where they lay eggs, increasing the chances of them getting into your home. Pressure wash your property regularly to get rid of such spider webs. Have your windows professionally cleaned too, to get rid of any cobwebs that might be affecting the visibility of the windows.

Have the gutters cleaned

The gutters are linked closely with issues that arise around your home. If they are clogged, for example, it can lead to issues with the roof like seepage and mold. Likewise, keeping the gutters clean and clog-free can certainly reduce the spider issue you have going on in your home.

Spiders feed on rotting leaves and stagnant water that fills up the gutters. It also gives them plenty of space to hide away and eventually find their way into your house too. Keeping the gutters clean ensures they have no food source or a place to hide. Having clean gutters also helps with preventing other pest infestations too.

Prepare a spider repellant

Homemade insecticide

While pesticides are effective at getting rid of spiders, they are made of harmful chemicals. The use of pesticides in homes has increased significantly in recent years, however, it impacts the indoor air quality considerably. Breathing in chemical ridden air while indoors can have detrimental effects on the body. Exposure to pesticides can lead to irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, cause damage to the nervous system, as well as kidneys, and even increase the risk of cancer.

Prepare a natural spider repellant which can be used indoors. Made of natural ingredients, this repellant won’t affect the health of family members and it works well. Combine a cup of apple cider vinegar, a teaspoon or oil, a cup of pepper, and a teaspoon of dish soap. Store the mixture in a spray bottle and spray around your home after a few days, especially after it rains.

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