Pest Identifier: Pest Solutions for Spiders
From wolf spiders to venomous brown recluses, spiders are some of the most frustrating and alarming pests to find in your home. These silent, quick arachnids are hard to find and even harder to get rid of, whether they’re hiding in your closet or dangling above you from their web on the ceiling.
Protect your family from close encounters with spiders with these solutions from U.S. Pest Protection’s experienced professionals. If you have any questions or concerns about a current or potential spider infestation in your home, don’t hesitate to contact our pest professionals.
Ways to Prevent Spiders
Regardless of the kind of spider you’re dealing with, the best way to get rid of spiders is often discouraging them from wandering into your home in the first place. No matter if you live in a home or apartment, these “do-it-yourself” tips and tricks can help you lower your chances of attracting spiders to your living space.
Not sure where to begin with spider-proofing your home? U.S. Pest Protection can help safeguard your home from spiders and a variety of other unwelcome guests. We offer free pest inspections to give you peace of mind.
Clean Your Home Consistently
Spiders hunt other pests, such as ants, silverfish, and more. If you have poorly sealed food storage, dirty dishes in the sink, or an unswept kitchen, you may be attracting insects to your home— which means spiders are sure to follow. Regularly vacuum and sweep throughout your home to clean up any pest-attracting crumbs.
Keep Closets, Basements, and Attics Organized
Spiders tend to hide in dark, cluttered spaces, and while they typically leave people alone, they may bite you in self-defense if they’re disturbed. Minimize spiders’ hiding spots in your closet, attic, or basement by organizing your belongings in airtight containers.
How to Get Rid of Spiders
Even if your home is always clean and organized, spiders may still invade your house in search of shelter during the colder months of the year. Spiders are naturally drawn to warmth, which makes your heated home the perfect target for these pests.
Plus, once spiders are indoors, they may seek an even warmer spot at night: your bed. This may lead to finding itchy bites on your legs or arms in the morning, as spiders often bite people while they toss and turn in their sleep. Protect your home and sleep soundly with these tips for getting rid of spiders.
Use Natural Repellents
Spiders have incredibly strong senses of smell, which usually works in their favor while hunting insects. However, you can use it to your advantage and send spiders packing. By applying strong scents around your house, you can repel these unwanted pests without using harsh chemicals. Aromas that repel spiders include:
- Tea tree oil
Place Traps Around Your Home
If you prefer not to spray strong scents around your home, you can always go to the store and buy basic glue traps. Place them near areas where spiders are likely to walk, such as along the baseboards behind your bed, in bathrooms, etc.
Bring in the Professionals
Strong smells and glue traps may help curb your spider problem, but there could be far more spiders lurking just out of sight. Additionally, certain species, such as brown recluses or black widows, are dangerous to deal with on your own. If you’ve found some eight-legged intruders in your home, it’s always best to bring in pest control experts.
Request Your Free U.S. Pest Spider Inspection
When you want to spider-proof your home, you can trust U.S. Pest Protection. Our certified technicians are equipped with the knowledge, expertise, and tools necessary to get rid of any and all spiders creeping around your living space.
Whether you’ve dealing with a full-blown brown recluse infestation or want to prep your house or apartment before cold weather sets in, we can inspect for spiders and help you create a pest control solution that fits your needs. Schedule your free inspection with the dedicated experts from U.S. Pest Protection.