With tens of billions of spiders on the planet (they outnumber humans by a lot!) having a spider infestation is an extremely common occurrence. How spiders find their way into your home is often a mystery – they seem to just show up, even when you’ve done nothing that might let them in – like leave a window or door open. Spiders can access your home through cracks and crevices that you might not expect – windows that have screens, for instance. No matter how they find their way into your house, you probably don’t want them sticking around.
With these three simple steps you won’t have to worry about spiders getting into your home any longer.
Detect Problematic Areas
The first step in eliminating spiders from your home is to determine the problematic areas. The most common household areas where spiders are found are kitchens, basements, bathrooms and garages. These spaces are often dark and damp, which is ideal for spiders. They frequently enter through small cracks in your walls, windows and/or doors, which eventually leads them into the living areas of your home.
Come Up With a Solution
Once you’ve determined where the spider problem originates, it’s time to come up with a plan of action to get rid of them. Once you know the areas where spiders are living, you can focus your efforts on removing them from that location and ensuring they have no way in in the future.
Block Their Point of Entry
Sealing the places where spiders enter your home is essential to creating a long-term solution. If you kill spiders, but don’t patch up their entry, they’ll just keep coming. Use caulk to patching up any cracks or gaps in windows, doorframes and foundation. This will prevent spiders and other pests from becoming a problem in the future. Also if you have any worn out window screens, replace them with tight-fitting new screens with a fine mesh.
Kill Spiders With Your Vacuum
Getting rid of spiders infesting in your home is simple if you have a vacuum with a detachable bag. All you have to do is vacuum the areas in your home that may contain spiders and their webs. This includes every window, corner and crease. The vacuum will do all the hard work, and trap any pests in the bag. Make sure to cover any areas of your home that may be affected.
Once you’re done, throw out the vacuum bag immediately, sealing it tightly in a plastic bag. Don’t try this if your vacuum doesn’t use detachable bags, as you’ll just be relocating the problem to the inside of your vacuum!
Prevent Future Spider Infestations
Taking steps to prevent future spider problems is proactive and will save you a lot of hassle in the future. If you were able to determine how spiders were getting into your home, make any necessary home repairs to block their entrance. Also, make sure you’re not leaving out food or other perishables that might attract pests (and therefore the spiders that eat them.)
Keeping a clean household is key to preventing pests. Simply expending a little effort to clean up after yourself will significantly reduce the likelihood of spiders and other pests infiltrating your home. Less clutter will also help. Having a well-organized basement or attic will reduce the chance of spider infestation. If you don’t know where to start cleaning up these areas, try spending an a few minutes every day. Regularly vacuuming, sweeping and dusting around your house will also help keep spiders out and catch and remove problems before they turn into full-blown spider infestations.
If spiders have become a frequent occurrence in your home and you’re have problems keeping them out, Magical Pest Control can help you get rid of spiders for good. Our trained technicians detect problematic areas and eliminate spiders infesting your home. To speak to one of our exterminators or to schedule a free consultation, call us at (905) 738-6676.