People suffering from arachnophobia will jump at the sight of a spider. Even if you don't have arachnophobia, you may not fancy spiders scurrying across your living room and spinning webs at the corners.
Although most types of spiders are harmless, you still wouldn't want them to live in your house, unless you're a freak! Often attics and basements house eight-legged spiders, which give these places their creepy look.
The market is flooded with all kinds of commercial spider sprays to get rid of the spiders, however, often these sprays are more deleterious to humans than to spiders. If you are looking for a way to get rid of these spiders in a safe and humane manner, take a look at the options given below.
The best way to get rid of a spider instantly is by transporting the spider from the house to any location outside. To relocate the spider, you will need one clear glass, a firm piece of paper, and a card. Pin the spider inside the glass by placing the glass over the spider without hurting the spider. Now slide the paper under the glass and allow the spider to walk onto the paper. You can also do this the other way round by first allowing the spider to walk onto the paper and then placing the glass onto it. Turn the glass over and let the spider fall gently into the glass. Take the spider to a spot outside the house and set it free by placing the glass on its side and remove the paper. The spider will walk out and stop bothering you.
Target Their Food Source
Spider will live in your house as long as your house furnishes them with the food they require. So, check your house and see if other bugs and ants are residing. If yes, then getting rid of this food source will force the spiders to leave the house. You could also get a cat home, who would eat up the spiders.
You could also vacuum the spiders, their webs, and egg sacs, and dispose the container bag in a pot or trough outdoors.
Hedge apples are available in stores to repel insects. Spiders hate hedge apples, so placing a hedge apple near the web will cause the spider to leave the place. However, the problem with this natural remedy is that hedge apples or horse apples are not available until late summer or early fall. However, it's during this time that spiders are the most annoying. Cleaning your window sills and door frames with lemon pledge, both inside and out will prevent spiders from coming into the house.
Trim the shrubs and bushes around the house neatly and keep them off the exterior walls of the house. Move wood, rock, or lumber piles away from the house and discontinue the use of outdoor lighting. Lights attract tasty insects which spiders like to eat, thereby attracting spiders. If you simply cannot do without outdoor lighting, then switch to sodium or yellow vapor lights.
It's important to identify a spider correctly. Once you identify it, look for specific remedies to get rid of them. Once you get rid of these spiders, you need to prevent them from welcoming themselves once again. For this, keep your house clutter-free and do not leave food remains lying around the house.