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Dealing With Spiders In The Home

Most spiders enjoy living outdoors, but some find their way inside in search of food and shelter. The easiest way to get rid of spiders is to prevent their entrance in the first place. By taking a few simple steps, you can prevent a serious spider infestation. Here’s a few ways to prevent and deal with spiders in the home.

Ways to deter spiders from the perimeter of your home

The best way to prevent infestation is to seal up your home. Patch cracks and holes leading from the outside in to prevent spiders from sneaking inside your home. Use caulk to fill in gaps of space in closed windows and doors. Fix torn window screens, as spiders can fit through even the smallest of holes.

You should also remove vegetation from the perimeter of your home. If you have a significant problem with spiders, you may need to transplant shrubs, ivy, trees and other plants near your home to the opposite side of the yard. Spiders are attracted to vegetation as it provides ample hiding spots When they need to find warmth or food, they crawl out of vegetation and head toward your home.

Peppermint oil spray

Spiders cannot tolerate peppermint oil. They hate the smell and will run in the opposite direction when they detect it! You can create a simple spray by mixing in 15 to 20 drops of peppermint oil with water in a bottle. Apply the spray to possible entrances spiders might use to come inside your home.

Pest control methods

One of the best ways to reduce the amount of spiders in your home is to vacuum up egg sacs and webs as you find them. This method may not work if you have a large amount of spiders in your home, but it will help get rid of a few. If you have a serious spider infestation, call a professional exterminator for help.

Contact our professionals at CimeX pest control for help. We perform free inspections upon request. We also tailor our plans to each pest problem, making sure we remove critters the first time. Call us at (602) 688-4985 or send us a message at