How To Keep House Spiders Out Of Your Home

House Spider in its web.

Have you noticed more and more spiders in your Springfield home? It's not surprising, many spiders will seek shelter from the cold winter weather, and if they find a way into your home they will gladly stay until the weather gets warmer. House spiders are considered harmless pests for the most part, this however, does not stop us from being scared when we come face to face with them in our basements. The natural reaction to seeing a spider is to try to get rid of them on your own, here are some prevention tips you can try.

Do-it-Yourself House Spider Prevention Tips

If you have discovered cobwebs or spiders, here's what you can do to keep house spiders out of your home:

  • Use Peppermint - Spiders hate peppermint so much that you can easily keep spiders out by spraying peppermint oil around your home. Mix a few drops with water in a spray bottle, and spray liberally around your home regularly. This has the side benefit of making your home smell like a candy cane factory!
  • Use Vinegar - Spiders are also not fond of the smell of vinegar. Put vinegar and water in a spray bottle, and spray any cracks of the foundation to prevent spiders from coming inside. You can also use it in the corners of your home to help prevent spiders from spinning their webs.
  • Clean Your Home Frequently - Vacuuming and dusting daily is the best way to keep spiders from moving in. If they do move in, they'll only be there a day before you clean them up, which is also effective in keeping spiders from reproducing and crawling all over your home.
  • Consider Getting a Cat - Cats love to hunt. If you have an indoor cat, he or she should not allow spiders to crawl across the floors of your home. If the cat sees a spider, it's gone. They're a natural spider deterrent and can help you keep house spiders under control.

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Not only will our professional pest control solutions eliminate your existing house spiders and other household pests, but it focuses on preventing future infestations so you can feel confident your home is protected. Call today to learn more about our services!