How to Keep Spiders out of Your Home

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( — May 16, 2016) — Spiders are creepy, crawly nuisances that invade every home. Killing them one by one isn’t effective and will result in more coming. Using pest control services like UltraPro Pest Protection is really your only option to keep your home spider-free.

Keep It Clean

The best way to protect your house from spiders is to keep it clean. They prefer dirty environments with lots of places to hide, so keep the clutter to a minimum and dust regularly. This applies to the outside of your home, as well as the inside. Your rain gutters should be clear and have a very minimal build-up of leaves, twigs, and the like that accumulate against the walls of your home. Spiders love those little piles and they make the perfect place to start a spider family. Even firewood can be a spider haven, so make sure you stack your firewood far away from the side of the house.

It is important to keep all of the spiderwebs, as well. Once the immediate area of your house is clear, leave some areas where the spiders can congregate in peace. Otherwise, they will have to find a new place to go, and that very well might be inside your nice, warm house.

Natural Remedies

Vinegar and peppermint oils are natural deterrents for spiders. They absolutely hate them individually and completely loathe them together. You can create your own concoction to defend your house against the creepy crawlies.

First, take a clean, empty spray bottle and add 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 1 1/2 cups of water, and about 20 drops of essential peppermint oil and shake well. Then, use the spray liberally around windows, cracks, gaps, and any place spiders tend to gather in your home.

Employ Your Own Hunter

Housecats are fabulous at keeping spiders and other pests out of the house. They love chasing the little critters and will help keep your house free of spiders, bugs, mice, and other small creatures. A happy, pest-free home is one with a cat in it.


If more natural methods don’t work, you can find numerous pest protection sprays in any home improvement store. Spider traps, sprays, and various other insecticides can be purchased and employed against your crawly enemy. Contact your local pest control company such as UltraPro Pest Protection to get more information on pesticides and how they should be used.

Spiders are a vital part of our ecosystem, but they don’t have to be in your home. There are numerous options to keep spiders out of your house and out of your hair.


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