If there are many spiders around your home there are certain measures you can take to deter them. Or perhaps you want to only deter them in certain areas such as a child’s bedroom. Here are a few methods to choose from.
Peppermint - Peppermint oil can be mixed with water and sprayed around your home. Dried mint can be left around the house on trays. You can even grow mint around entryways.
Spray a solution of vinegar and water in affected areas
Citrus can also deter spiders. Keeping oranges in a bowl or spraying lemon water may be effective
You can also spread horse chestnuts and diatomaceous earth which breaks down the exoskeleton of bugs
At Hill Country Pest Control Fredericksburg we don’t recommend killing spiders because spiders prey on other more harmful pests such as flies, cockroaches, earwigs, mosquitoes, fleas, moths, and ants. Without spiders to pray on these animals, they may multiply exponentially. If you have a spider problem, it likely means you have a surplus of different pests like ants, fleas, or roaches. This is because spider populations can only sustain themselves in large numbers if they have a food source. Exterminating spiders may cause your pest problem to skyrocket.
Despite the benefits of keeping spiders around, you might still want to get rid of them. A professional service like Hill Country Pest Control Fredericksburg will directly spray or dust the spiders and remove webs or treat areas that spiders have been found in. However, after treatment, it’s important to keep a close eye on other pest populations as they may start to increase in number.
If you can, the most effective way to rid your home of spiders is to avoid letting them inside. Sealing all cracks and crevices around doors, walls, and windows can keep away spiders and other pests. Also, cleaning regularly can help deter pests. By removing clutter, there are fewer places for pests like spiders to seek refuge. Outside, keeping a trimmed and well-maintained lawn and ornamental plants will deter spiders. Since spiders usually like untouched and calm areas, they are less likely to be somewhere where you are routinely cleaning or checking in.
For the best results, hire a professional, pest control team such as Hill Country Pest Control Fredericksburg. Not only are we a local business with tons of experience in the area, but we also have modern equipment and sprays that aren’t available over-the-counter. We pride ourselves on delivering lasting and noticeable results.