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Strategies To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home

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No matter what time of the year, chances are you will find a spider lurking inside your home. In addition to the fear factor associated with spiders, spiderwebs can be unsightly and make your home seem dirty and unkempt. Luckily, there are several ways you can repel spiders from your home starting right now. Here are a few simple strategies to help you keep spiders out of your house.

Repair Any Cracks or Damage to Your Home

Walk around your home's exterior and exterior walls and identify any cracks, chips, or damage. Have this damage, such as damage to the windowsills or door trim, either professionally repaired, or you can fix the issues yourself. For instance, you can run a line of fresh caulk around your windowsills to prevent spiders from entering your home.

Repair any damage to your window screens and make sure that you always close the door when you exit or enter your home to prevent spiders from sneaking into your property.

Eliminate The Spider's Food Source

Spiders will consume almost any type of insect, including mosquitoes, fleas, and houseflies. If you eliminate the constant source of food from your property, spiders will be less interested in your house and backyard. There are several commercially available insecticides you can spray inside your home, around your home's exterior, and on your yard to kill any insects and their larvae.

However, if you really want to eliminate the spider's food source from your home and backyard, it is best to work with a professional pest control agent.

Keep Your Yard Clean

In addition to food, a spider will be attracted to a yard or property that provides plenty of hiding spaces. These spaces could be anything from an overturned wheelbarrow to fallen trees or your backyard wood pile. Keeping your yard clean and eliminating these hiding sources will make your property less attractive to spiders. If you have a backyard wood pile, keep the pile covered and store it on a pallet or another raised platform.

Try Some Natural Spider Repellents

Finally, there are a number of natural repellents that are safe for use around children and pets. For example, try creating a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture around your windowsills and doorframes to repel spiders from entering your home.

From natural repellents to eliminating the spider's food source, there are several ways you can repel spiders from your home and property. For more information, contact a local pest control service.