Spiders are often despised creatures. They have four times the amount of legs that humans have, they can crawl faster than some people can run, certain species have poisons that are extremely harmful to humans, and they find ways to put their spider webs everywhere. So it’s easy to see why few people like spiders.
If you want to get rid of a population of spiders, there are a few different ways of doing it, some more humane than others. Some people prefer searching for the nearest can of chemicals, killing the spider while also littering your home with toxic chemicals. If you want to know how to kill spiders naturally, keep reading.
The first step in killing spiders naturally is to first start the prevention process to ensure that additional spiders don’t make their way into your home. Clean any spider-prone areas such as garages, closets, under beds, along door frames, and any place with cardboard (spiders LOVE cardboard because of its wood component). Also make sure not to leave anything like towels or clothing where a spider could find refuge. Next, try and seal any cracks into your home where spiders may be able to enter your home. Next, use citrus-scented anti-bacterial spray in places where spiders may enter your home. This is an additional prevention step to ensure no spiders make their way into your home.
Now that the prevention step is taken care of, the next step is to start eliminating any spiders that remain in your home. There is a naturally occurring ingredient called diatomaceous earth that is safe for both humans and animals to ingest, but is extremely harmful to bugs and spiders. When bugs or spiders walk through the diatomaceous earth, their skeletal structure starts to disintegrate. So to get rid of the spiders in your home, sprinkle this ingredient around places where spiders seem prevalent or where they may be. You can also place some of this outside your home to keep them from coming in. You can find these ingredients at most home improvement stores, typically within the gardening section.
Glue boards and sticky traps are also an effective way of capturing and killing these spiders. Place these all around your house where spiders seem to be the most abundant. Another tactic is to purchase an electronic bug repellent that sends out a high-pitched tone to repel spiders and bugs. These can also be found in home improvement stores.
If you have attempted all of these methods and still find spiders entering your home, it may be a good idea to call in a pest control specialist to take a look for you. If you need help finding such a specialist, consider using TalkLocal to find a capable pest control specialist for you. TalkLocal is a free service that will connect you with top-quality, pest control service companies in your neighborhood within minutes. Just enter in your specific problem, location and availability, and up to three companies will call YOU directly, saving you the time and stress of finding one yourself.