Spiders can be your worst nightmare especially if they’re big and poisonous like the tarantula. The good news is most of the spiders found in our homes are not tarantulas and are usually harmless and innocent. That still doesn’t mean you can let them hang around your place if they wanted to.
These spiders can form webs within seconds that can make your house look dirty and unsanitary. Spider webs can also be problematic if they are present on your home security cameras or your lights. Sometimes getting rid of these spiders can be done by the homeowners themselves but when you’re dealing with a full blown infestation, you might need to call a professional to do the job.
Preventing a spider infestation is important to avoid a full blown infestation and it begins with a few simple tips and tricks.
#1: Clean up the place
There’s no other way around it. Like most pests, spiders are attracted to dust, dirt and clutter. That’s probably why our television shows and movies always show old haunted houses filled with spider webs. Regular dusting and vacuuming can help prevent and get rid of spiders in the most effective way possible.
#2: Restrict their food
We all know spiders feed on bugs and flies. While this might be an advantage over most pests who feed on human foods, it still invites spiders to your house. A smart way to keep spiders away from your home is to restrict their supply of food. Seal holes and cracks to prevent the entry of bugs and flies into your homes. Plant seeds and leaves such as lavender that keep flies away the natural way. If you happen to see any insect around, take measures to kill it immediately.
#3: Make your house environment spider unfriendly
Like most bugs, spiders like to hang around well-lit areas. Bulbs and tube lights are places you can often find a spider web nearby. Turn off lights when you don’t need to use to them and reduce outdoor lighting in your porch to keep spiders away from the vicinity as well. Another way to keep spiders away from your lights is to use yellow lights as they attract bugs and insects less than the typical white fluorescent light.
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