How To Spider Proof Your Home

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Ants, spiders, fleas, mice and silverfish were all problems in my house at one point. When we bought the house, it hadn't been lived in for about three years. Since it was basically abandoned, the pests moved in and made it their homes. The first few months of battling with these pests was the hardest. We had so many different pests to contend with that it was hard to know where to start. With the help of a professional pest control technician, we have taken our home back from those pests and have been living pest free ever since. Find tips on eliminating the pests in your home here on my blog.


How To Spider Proof Your Home

13 March 2017
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Spiders are pests that many people have a big problem with. Not only can they be scary to see, but many of them bite and some of them are even poisonous. For these reasons you want to do everything in your power to keep spiders from taking over your home. The information provided below will help you learn how you can cut down on the number of spiders you find around your home.

Keep them from coming in

One of the best ways you can go about keeping spiders from invading your home is to not let them come inside in the first place. Make sure all of your window screens are free of rips and holes. If you like leaving your doors open, then make sure you have tight fitting screen doors installed. Unpack boxes in the garage, and then bring your things into the house. This way, you won't be bringing spiders inside that may be hiding inside the boxes.

Keep your house organized and clean

Most spiders like to hide in dark spaces that don't get bothered a lot by humans. Therefore, keeping your home uncluttered and organized can cut down significantly on the areas you give spiders to feel comfortable in. Dusting all possible areas and vacuuming the carpet regularly will also help to scare spiders off.

Use white vinegar to clean surfaces

White vinegar can be used to clean surfaces around your home, and the best part of all is it is hated by spiders. When you clean with the vinegar it will leave behind a scent that can help you to chase off any spiders in your home and help to prevent more from wanting to hang around. You can also make a mixture of white vinegar and water that you put in a spray bottle and use to spray dark corners, along the tops of curtains and anywhere else you think spiders would be drawn to.

Decorate with cedar

Spiders and many other bugs also hate cedar. You can put cedar chips in your potted plants, in your potpourri decorative bowls, and outside along flowerbeds and gardens to help chase spiders from your house and yard.

Leave out your citrus fruits

Another smell spiders don't like is that of citrus fruits. So, the next time you go to the store, you want to make sure you get yourself some extra citrus fruits, and leave them out on the counter and dining room table to help ward off the spiders. You can click here to read more on spider control.