Spider Control and Prevention Experts in Thorndale, PA

by October 9, 2023

Spiders crawl and creep through your home looking for food. They will either place their webs in clever places, hoping to trap their prey or they will hunt them down, looking for their opportunity to pounce. Although spiders are pretty ruthless hunters and trappers, they present no real threat to humans. The Black Widow and Brown Recluse can send you to the ER, but it is very rare that a bite from either will be fatal.

Even though the risk is low, no one wants to be bitten by a spider, venomous or not. Preventing spiders from coming into your home will further reduce the chances of being bitten by a spider. But to stop spiders from coming inside, you must also prevent other types of critters that attract spiders. Gnats, fruit flies, house flies, cockroaches, and ants may sneak inside your home in search of food, leading spiders to also occupy your home.

Spider bites

Even if a spider bite isn't venomous, it can still sting. Being careful to not accidentally provoke a spider means following tips like:

  • 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


Spiders are in the business of eating insects. If your home is attracting insects, you may also attract spiders. Keeping a tidy home isn’t just so guests can have a nice place to visit or so your mom won’t inspect your home with a white glove. Cleaning your surfaces, floors, and dishes helps send the message to pests that they are not welcome in your home.

Cleaning up your kitchen and dining room is a key component to keeping pests, and therefore spiders, from coming into your home.  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

Spiders have a keen sense of smell and some scents will actually keep them away. Natural spider repellents are:

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

For eco-friendly pest control solutions in Thorndale, PA, call the professionals at ECPC today! We are a pest control service that uses treatments that are friendly to the environment. Eliminating spiders from your home without having to worry about chemical residue ending up  on your surfaces and yard is what we do best.