Spiders are arachnids, a class of arthropods with eight legs. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all orders of organisms. There are more than 40,000 known species of spiders, found in habitats all over the world. Spiders also have different body sizes based on their breed, from the tiny Samoan moss spider, which is .011 inch long, to the massive Goliath birdeater, a tarantula with a leg span of almost one foot.
Having spiders at home can induce fear and be an unsettling experience for some people. Some spiders usually stay in warm, dark small spaces, like wall cracks, corners, air vents, and in the washroom. While some prefer outdoors like garage and garden to harbor more insects.
Spiders can cause food contamination in kitchens or pantries. There could also be health risks if family members unexpectedly happen upon a web or lurking spider. Taking action to prevent spiders goes a long way in avoiding these risks. You can look for a pest control specialist based in Malaysia to deal with your spider problems in your home to seek guidance and assistance or you can follow our homeowner’s guide in controlling spiders at your home.
Have Clean and Clutter-free Spaces
Spiders like to have places to hide and one of the best ways to prevent this is by keeping your house neat and tidy. Check all your basement, garage, attic, and other storage areas since these are secluded where they can build a web to catch their meal.
Control Their Food
The best way for those spiders at home is to control their food sources around the house. Insects are the best food for the spiders, so removing those insects will make those spiders starve to death or make those spiders leave your house and find another place.
Immediately Remove Webs
Cobwebs or spiderwebs were built for cathing spider’s prey or food. Also, this helps them to move quickly from one place to another. Removing noticeable webs can reduce their chance of survival inside our home. Dust and vacuum regularly from top to bottom, inside to the outside of your cabinets and drawers. This cuts their hunting techniques down and in turn, it stops them from staying in your house
Fill All Cracks and Crevices
The easiest way to get rid of spiders is to prevent them from getting into the house. Sealing up cracks around walls, pipework, window, and doors helps prevent their entry. You may use caulk to fill those gaps. Crack and crevices treatment with insecticides provide effective control.
Use Glue Traps
Using glue traps is a non-pesticide mechanism. This sticky trap, or glue trap, captures spiders in a specific area in your home. You must place it where the spiders are more likely to live such as the garage, basement, and other dark, and quiet areas.
Turn Off the Lights
Lights don’t attract spiders. Lights attract bugs and other insects. Bugs and other insects attract spiders. Spiders make bugs and other insects as their daily meal. This cycle goes on and on. Therefore, we must turn off the outside lights to prevent the spiders from coming into our home. Also, avoid our indoor light being visible from the outside by using blinds, drapes, or curtains. If you cannot turn off the light for some reason, you may consider replacing your bulb with sodium vapor lights as these are less likely to attract insects.
Essential Oils are Essential For Pest Control
Nowadays, using essential oils is very common in our home because of their good scent and having several health benefits. It is widely available in the market. Some oils that can help you fight those spiders are peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, and lemon.
Jason Tan is a professional pest exterminator with 15 years of experience. He enjoys sharing his knowledge on pest control to help homeowners and business owners to get rid of their pest problems.