October 15, 2021

Although the vast majority of house spiders are not considered dangerous, they can be a real nuisance to deal with. No homeowner wants to share their home with unwanted eight-legged visitors scuttling around their Omaha or Council Bluffs home. You have a right to enjoy your home so that you can relax and unwind in peace.

One of the first steps to ensuring that your home is the quiet refuge you need to be is removing spiders from the equation. Our exterminators have helped countless homeowners to rid their homes of irritating house spiders so that their home is more welcoming and relaxing to live in. What’s more, Genie Pest Control is often contacted to deal with brown recluse spiders and black widows, which are both poisonous and can both cause serious health issues if you are bitten.

Let’s take a look at five simple techniques or spider removal experts to recommend to control house spiders in your home moving forward.

Exterminators #1 Advice: Take The Direct Approach

Because of their long legs, spiders can keep their bodies off the ground, rendering chemical sprays ineffective in most cases. For this reason, our spider removal experts at Genie Pest Control recommend taking a more direct approach. If you’re using a spray, be sure to aim directly at the spider’s body. Alternatively, making direct contact by squashing them with something will typically do the trick.

Focus On Surface Cracks

Spiders love to hide in surface cracks around your home. If you notice spiders coming in and out of cracks in your Omaha or Council Bluffs home, spray a little pesticide into the crack. As the spiders move through the crack, the chemicals will stick to their bodies, which will eliminate the problem.

Food Storage

Although spiders are not attracted to human food in the same way as many other pests might be, they do eat other insects such as earwigs, silverfish, flies, mosquitoes, and cockroaches that crumbs and incorrectly stored food will attract. Be sure to keep your Omaha or Council Bluffs home free of food particles and store your food correctly to keep other insects out of your home, and as a result, spiders too.

Minimize Entry Points

Our exterminators advise sealing up any cracks, gaps, or holes in the exterior of their homes to avoid pests from gaining access. This tactic will also work well to keep spiders out of your home as there will be fewer insects in your house for spiders to feed on.

Try Glue Traps

Using glue traps in areas of your Omaha or Council Bluffs home where you have seen spider activity can be a helpful tactic. Many times, other insects will get stuck on these traps first, which will attract spiders to the same trap where they will get caught. Dark, quiet areas of your home will work best, such as under beds, in basements, or near your baseboards.

Keep Your Home Spider-Free With Our Spider Removal Experts

If you notice more spiders in your home than usual, you may have an infestation on your hands, in which case professional exterminators are always the best approach. To ensure your home is rid of spiders for good, be sure to contact spider removal experts as soon as possible. With our experience and expertise, you can be sure that your Omaha or Council Bluffs home will be spider-free in no time.