Eco-Friendly Pest Control for Spider Elimination

by October 23, 2023

Spiders can really terrify homeowners if they fall out of a garment or blanket unexpectedly. Even though few spiders in the US are venomous enough to harm a human, the thought of having a spider crawling across your arm is enough to give you the heebie jeebies. But even though you may be dead set on exterminating every spider you see, having an eco-friendly option in pest control will give added comfort that harmful chemicals will not be dumped inside or outside of your home. Understanding how to naturally keep spiders away from your home and which spiders are worth looking out for will help you know when it is time to call in a professional to eliminate the spiders in and around your home.


In addition to natural repellents, you can do a few things around the house to make sure spiders don't want to come into your house. While spiders are always on the hunt for food, you may find them looking for bugs inside your kitchen or bathroom. If your home creates a good environment that attracts other types of insects, you will likely also attract spiders. Food and stinky trash often attracts bugs like ants, cockroaches, and flies into your home. Ways to prevent your home from being attractive to spiders and other insects is to:

  • Remove trash immediately when it is full
  • Clean and tidy your home to keep all pests out, including spiders
  • Fix water leaks and drips promptly
  • Vacuum and sweep often to remove crumbs
  • Sprinkle cinnamon in discreet places that spiders may be found because it repels them


While calling in a professional pest control service is the quickest way to eliminate spiders from your home, there are a few things you can do yourself. If you notice a couple of spiders around your home, you can certainly try to treat them. You can try:

  • Insecticides that kill on contact
  • Indoor insecticide barriers
  • Spider traps
  • Natural repellents like essential oils or white vinegar

But if you notice more than a couple spiders in your home, it is very possible that you have a spider infestation. Calling an eco-friendly pest professional can get rid of the spiders while leaving your home chemical free.

Spiders can hide in places that you do not expect that may result in a painful bite. Be sure to shake out any clothing left on the floor or check your shoes before you put your foot inside so that you do not accidentally trap a spider, causing it to bite you.

If you have a spider infestation that has gotten out of hand in Thorndale, PA, give us a call at Environmentally Considered Pest Control, or ECPC, today.