Seeing a spider in your home from time to time may be no big deal, but when their numbers start to grow, it's normal to feel a bit freaked out. Spiders not only elicit feelings of fear and anxiety in many people, but some species have aggressive bites that may be dangerous, especially for small children or pets. If you have an out-of-control house-spider situation on your hands, try these three tips:
Your simple household vacuum cleaner is often one of the most effective weapons in the war against house spiders. Until you get the spider problem under control, get into the habit of vacuuming each day if possible, and then continue to vacuum often as a preventative measure in the future. In addition to vacuuming the carpet and floors, be sure to get into hidden corners, as well as any spots along the ceiling where you notice spiders or webs.
Be sure to empty your vacuum into the trash outside, just in case any spiders or their eggs survived the vacuum cleaner.
Keeping a home tidy and free of clutter makes it less appealing to spiders since they prefer to have dark, cluttered areas in which to hide, sleep, and make webs. Use this as an excuse to spend a day or weekend deep-cleaning your home and tackling those piles of clutter you've been meaning to get to. While you're at it, wipe down counters and other surfaces, and make sure all of your window screens are in good repair, to lower the risk of spiders or their preferred prey (flies and other bugs) coming inside.
Call a Pest Control Company
While vacuuming and de-cluttering can certainly make a difference, to truly eliminate the spider problem, you need the help of a pest control company. Pest control experts can spray for current spiders, as well as their eggs. They can use pest control sprays that make your home less attractive to future spiders and other pests, while still being safe for kids and pets. Once your spider problem is taken care of, they can continue to come back a few times a year to spray for spiders as a preventative measure, so you don't have to worry about future problems.
Working closely with an experienced pest control company and following these tips will mean that your house-spider problem soon becomes a thing of the past. To learn more, talk to companies like American Pest Control Inc.