While most spiders are harmless to humans, it isn’t fun to share your home with uninvited guests. It’s important to take action once you notice signs of a spider infestation. Keeping pests out of your home is an ongoing process, not a one-time treatment, and each spider type requires a certain course of action.
- Locate and seal any potential entry points around your foundation, walls, or windows to stop spiders from crawling in.
- Always inspect boxes and pieces of furniture for egg sacs or live spiders before moving them indoors.
- Maintain a clean, tidy home to prevent the many types of insects that spiders prey on.
- Keep your grass mowed and all vegetation trimmed. Spiders are attracted to bushes, shrubs, woodpiles, and compost piles in your yard.
It’s understandable why so many people are interested in all-natural pest control. Although DIY methods rarely work to control an infestation, there are several all-natural methods that may help ward off spiders. A fine layer of diatomaceous earth sprinkled around the perimeter of your property will kill any spider that crawls across it. In addition, peppermint, tea-tree, citrus, and eucalyptus essential oils are all known to deter spiders. While all-natural repellents aren’t proven to work every time, they may help reduce the likelihood of an infestation.
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