How to Keep Spiders Out of Your Home

by May 15, 2023

Spiders are crafty insects that can find the smallest crack to get into your home if they think it will benefit them in some way. Spiders follow their food source. If you have flies that have flown in through an open door or window, gnats, or fruit flies, you may soon have a few spider webs pop up around your home. If a spider begins to breed in your house, it is possible that it develops into a spider infestation. Spiders infestations mean one thing: a whole lot of spiders living in your home. Stopping spiders from coming into your home in the first place is the simplest way to prevent a spider infestation. Knowing a few prevention tips will help you guard your home against spiders.

Prevention tips

Because spiders are after food and water primarily, making sure there is not spot in your house that could provide either to a spider will actually prevent spiders from coming into your home.  If your home creates a good environment for spider food, you will likely also attract spiders. Spiders eat other  pests in your home so if you leave food out on the counter, have crumbs in secluded places throughout the home, or have excessive trash, you can attract insects that will also draw spiders to find away into your house.

Keeping a tidy, clean home is the best way to keep all pests out, including spiders. Tips to preventing spiders are:

  • Wipe down table and countertops with an all purpose spray
  • Contain all food to the kitchen or dining room
  • Do not leave food sitting out on the counters overnight
  • When the trash can is full, take it out to an outdoor bin with a good lid
  • Sweep often
  • Keep a tidy home without clutter

Natural spider repellents are:

  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Cedar essential oil
  • Mint plants around your home
  • White vinegar spray
  • Orange scent around windows

Why do spiders bite people?

Spiders do not bite humans unless they are somehow provoked or trapped. The do’s and don’ts of interacting with spiders include:

  • Do not pick up spiders with exposed hands
  • Tap shoes once or twice on the ground upside down before putting your foot inside
  • Do not leave piles of laundry on the floor
  • Check dark, undisturbed areas with a flashlight before putting your hand inside

Hiring a pest control service that uses treatments that are friendly to the environment is an awesome and effective way to eliminate spiders from your home without having to worry about chemical residue ending up  on your surfaces and yard. For eco-friendly pest control solutions in Chester County, call the professionals at ECPC today!