All-Natural Tips For Keeping Spiders Out Of Your Home

While spiders are often considered beneficial bugs thanks to the fact that they eat many of the insects that are considered pests to humans, this does not mean that you will want to share your home with a family of spiders. The good news is, you can eliminate spiders from your home without the need to use harsh chemicals. The all-natural tips below can help you to accomplish this goal.

Tip #1: Move Garbage Cans And Plants Away From Your House

Garbage cans, flowers, and shrubs attract a wide variety of insects. While spiders may not feed directly on these substances, they will often lay in wait so that they can feed on the other insects that are attracted to your garbage can and plants. Moving your garbage cans and potted plants away from the perimeter of your home can help to discourage spiders from migrating into your house in search of more prey.

Tip #2: Seal Off All Cracks

Spiders and their prey will typically enter your home through small cracks in the walls and windows. Taking the time to find these cracks and seal them will help to keep spiders out of your home.

In the event that spiders have already taken over your home, taking the time to seal off these cracks can prevent other insects from making their way inside. This essentially cuts off the spider's food source.

Tip #3: Avoid Using A Broom To Take Down Spider Webs

Many people turn to their broom when trying to get spider webs down from the ceilings in their home. Unfortunately, this common removal technique can often backfire by spreading spider eggs throughout your home as you continue to use your broom. This is why rather than using a broom to remove eggs and webs, it is always best to use a vacuum cleaner to complete the job. Just remember to empty your vacuum outside rather than dumping the contents into your indoor garbage can.

Tip #4: Use Peppermint Oil To Repel Spiders

The smell and taste of peppermint oil is a very effective deterrent for many different types of spiders. In order to use this natural repellent in your home, simply mix a few drops of essential oil into a spray bottle filled with water. Shake the bottle well until all of the oil has been distributed and then spray window sills, doorways, and baseboards with the mixture. Not only will this help to keep spiders out of your home, but it will also leave your home smelling amazing. (For information on spider extermination, contact Environmental Services Pest Control or another company)