While not all house spiders are venomous, many common species of spiders can bite. Having these creepy little pests roaming about your home is not something most homeowners want. Whether you are worried about being bitten by a spider, or you don’t like the look of them, or you have a fear of arachnids, there are some benefits, 100% natural methods you can use to help keep spiders at bay.
The natural spider remedies below are safe for you to use in your home without harming you, your family, pets, or the spider. These methods can be beneficial; however, if you are dealing with a large infestation or a more threatening spider species, it’s advisable to seek professional help from an exterminator. Our spider removal experts at Genie Pest Control can safely remove spiders from your property so you and your family can get back to a comfortable existence in your home. Let’s take a look at four natural methods you can use to deter spiders from staying in your home.
Essential oils with a strong scent can work great as a spider repellent. Many common essential oils, such as tea tree oil, cinnamon, rose, and lavender, are organic. However, peppermint is generally reported as the most effective essential oil for keeping spiders away. Mix 10-20 drops of your oil choice with water in a spray bottle and spray around your home twice a day. Not only will this help keep spiders at bay, but your home will smell great too!
Spraying a homemade vinegar solution in the right areas of your home can be a great way to keep spiders away. Corners, cracks, gaps behind furniture, under windowsills, and small crevices offer spiders the perfect hiding place. Take a spray bottle and fill it with one-half vinegar and one-half water. Spray any potential spider hiding spots with the solution to deter spiders. Be careful spraying on polished or varnished surfaces as vinegar can be damaging to treated surfaces.
As our spider exterminators advise, one of the best ways to keep spiders out of your home is to stop them from gaining access. Spiders can quickly enter your home by concealing themselves in anything resting near your exterior walls as they wait for the right moment to come in. Piles of compost, woodpiles, leaf piles, and grass clippings are all prime suspects and should be removed, so they are at least six feet from your home. Inspect your windows and doors for cracks, and be sure to seal them up to prevent spiders from entering your home at these points.
Although spiders are not necessarily attracted to light, the bugs they feed on are. The more food that is on offer in your home, the more spiders will come looking for it. Leaving your outdoor lighting turned on will attract more insects, which in turn will attract more spiders. Our Genie Pest Control spider removal experts advise turning off your outdoor lights when they are not necessary and to pull your blinds or shades to prevent your indoor lighting from attracting bugs. You can also consider installing a yellow sodium vapor light outdoors if you need to keep your outdoor lights on, as this type of lighting is less attractive to insects.
The methods above can effectively keep spiders out of your home and deter spiders from entering. However, if you have a spider infestation in your home or face a dangerous arachnid, you might need to take a different approach. Our team of spider removal experts at Genie Pest Control is familiar with the common spiders found in Omaha and Council Bluffs and the less common species too! Get in touch with our team at Genie Pest Control; we will ensure that your home is left spider-free, allowing you to get back to normal as soon as possible.