There are several approaches that homeowners can try for getting rid of spiders in your home. Some of these approaches involve essential oils and other organic materials to deter spiders from coming into your home.
· Oil of peppermint can be mixed with water and sprayed around your home as mint is a natural pest repellent. You can keep crushed mint leaves in your kitchen cabinet or mint tea bags in your cellar or basement as well to deter widow spiders and brown recluses from moving into dark, unused spaces. Growing mint near doorways also helps to deter spiders.
· A solution of vinegar and water in a spray bottle can keep spiders away from your home.
· Citrus is a deterrent for spiders, as well. Keeping oranges in a bowl on your kitchen counter is uninviting to spiders, as is spreading bits of horse chestnuts and diatomaceous earth around your home.
Other logical and practical ways to keep spiders away involve not letting them and other pests in your home, in the first place. Sealing all cracks, tiny holes, and any crevices in your foundation and around windows, doors, and other entryways can help exclude spiders and other pests from entering your home. Decluttering your home and removing dust regularly also makes your home less attractive to spiders and other pests. Keeping your yard tidy, grass cut short and vegetation trimmed away from your house should help to deter spiders and other pests, as well.
Killing spiders is not advisable as spiders prey on other pests such as flies, cockroaches, earwigs, mosquitoes, fleas, moths, and ants that will likely multiply with no spiders around to control their numbers. Despite the benefits spiders may provide, homeowners who have little tolerance for spiders may consider calling a professional company such as Pestwise, whose trained technicians can make a direct application to the spider(s) with sprays or dusts along with removing webs and treating the area that spiders have been found in. The will help control the spider problem and deter spiders from rebuilding their webs in the treated areas.
To take advantage of pest prevention and pest control plans that sweep for spider webs, as a part of an annual program, contact a professional pest control company in Palm Beach County or Pinellas County, such as Pestwise for a free pest inspection.
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