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Spider Control Tips

Spider control tips help property owners maintain pest-free peace of mind. Although spiders are helpful when it comes to keeping the insect population in check, they pose problems for humans. Explicitly, all spiders bite, which can cause pain, irritation, and infections. Additionally, some spiders are extremely venomous and can inflict serious physical harm. Consequently, it’s wise to do whatever you can to keep spiders out of your home.

Home Maintenance Spider Control Tips

For the purpose of maintaining a spider-free home, we advise homeowners to maintain indoor spaces that aren’t appealing to these creatures. Spiders avoid clean, clear spaces. Therefore, when spaces are clear of dirt and clutter, they don’t attract these pests.

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Clean Regularly

Certainly, spiders thrive in cluttered environments where it’s easy to hide. Likewise, spiders gravitate to places where they can build intricate webs that won’t be disturbed. Consequently, homeowners who dust and vacuum regularly reduce the chances of spider infestation. Also, remove all traces of spiderwebs from the room corners and ceilings as soon as you spot them. 

Install Screens

When the weather is pleasant, many Colorado residents throw open their windows and doors. While we sympathize with our neighbors’ desire for fresh air, we don’t advise an open door (or window) policy, as this can result in pest infestations. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to this dilemma: screens. Well-maintained screens are an effective way to keep spiders—and other pests—out of your home.

Exchange Cardboard for Plastic Storage Bins

As much as spiders like to hide in storage spaces, they don’t gravitate to plastic materials. That’s because clear plastic lets in light, where these pests feel exposed. Additionally, plastic doesn’t breathe as easily as cardboard. Therefore, the best way to maintain a spider-free storage area is to switch out cardboard boxes for plastic bins. 

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Spider Control Tips That Involve Repellents

One of the most effective ways to keep spiders at bay is to use repellents. Household products, essential oils, and insecticides emit odors that drive spiders away. To maintain a pest-free home, give the following repellents a try. But, of course, there is no substitute for a professional pest control service. Therefore, call OMNIS if the following spider control tips don’t work.

Use Vinegar to Discourage Spiders

In order to repel spiders, vinegar does a good job. Create a 50-50 mix of vinegar and water, place it in a spray bottle, and apply the mixture to every corner of your home. Moreover, apply this spray every few days for maximum effect.

Spiders Dislike Peppermint Essential Oil

While most humans love the scent of peppermint, spiders really do not. This makes peppermint essential oil one of the best spider control tips. Mix 15-20 drops of this essential oil into a 12-liter spray bottle of water. Shake the bottle well, then spritz any areas where you detect spider activity.

Store-Bought Insecticides Can Drive Away Spiders

The best way to use store-bought insecticides is to apply them to baseboards, in the corners of rooms, and underneath furniture. It is essential to recognize that these products contain chemicals and toxins that are unsafe for pets and children. Therefore, it’s critical to read all label directions before you use a store-bought insecticide.

Spider Control Tips to Contain Pests

For homeowners that want to catch spiders in the act, traps are a good solution. If you want to call in pest professionals, you can use trapped spiders to show to the technician. This is a great way to create a targeted approach to repelling the specific spiders that invade your home.

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Sticky Spider Traps

Glue traps are designed to catch and kill spiders. They are especially effective when you place them in high-traffic areas. In order to get the best results with these traps, check and change them on a regular basis.

Spider Catchers 

A humane approach to pest control, these devices safely trap and contain spiders. Explicitly, these hand-operated wands have gentle, flexible fibers that pick up spiders and deposit them in a plastic chamber. At that stage, you can keep the spiders to show to a pest control professional or release them outdoors, at a distance from your property.

When Spider Control Tips Fail, Call the Professionals

Certainly, some homeowners practice spider control tips and still encounter problems with these pests. When this happens, give pest control professionals a call. At OMNIS, we have the knowledge and equipment to remove spiders from your home. When you call us to treat a spider problem, here’s what we will do:

  • Identify the type of spider and the extent of the
  • Create a spider control plan specific to your home and living situation
  • Use spider traps and pesticides to eliminate pests that currently invade your property
  • Eliminate other pests that act as a food supply for spiders
  • Implement preventative measures to discourage spiders from entering your home

One thing is certain: you should not neglect a spider problem. If your spider situation is out of control, call OMNIS Pest Control. We’ll work to protect the health of you, your family, and your pets with effective spider control techniques.