FAQ: How do I Keep Spiders Out of My Home?

Let’s face it, very few people like spiders. While you may hope these eight-legged creatures stay outside so you can keep away from them, many South Florida homes find that spiders have made their way inside. These arachnids are more than just gross, though. Spider bites can be extremely painful and even deadly, depending on the exact species. You should never have to live your life hoping not to be bit by a venomous spider in your own home, even with our tropical climate. Contrary to popular belief, there are things you can do to keep this from happening. Try the following:

 

#1 Spray Mint

Did you know that spiders hate peppermint? Most people don’t. An easy, and chemical-free way to keep spiders from taking up residence in your home is to fill a spray bottle with peppermint essential oil and water, and then spray it around your home. As an added benefit, your home will smell great.

 

#2 Keep Your Home Tidy

The cheapest and easiest way to repel spiders naturally is also probably the simplest. Keeping your home neat, tidy and dust-free is the best way to keep spiders from moving in. Clearing out the cobwebs by regular vacuuming, dusting, and de-cluttering will go a long way towards sending spiders away.

 

#3 Use Vinegar

White vinegar has about many, MANY uses around the house, and repelling spiders is one of them. Repelling spiders with vinegar is much like repelling them with peppermint oil, in that you fill a spray bottle with vinegar and water, and spray all the cracks and crevices around your home.

 

If your spider problem is out of control, give Bug-a-Bug Pet & Termite Elimination a call. We serve everyone in the Broward, Palm Beach, and Dade Counties with professional pest control services. Contact us today about by calling 954-436-8526 or emailing us at bug@bugabugpest.com. Don’t go another day sharing your home with spiders!

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