Spiders are the quintessential “creepy crawler”. In fact, behind public speaking, many Americans rank encountering spiders as their greatest fear.
To be fair to the spiders of the world, most of these critters keep their distance from humans. They set up their webs in rarely used areas and work to rid your home of other bugs such as mosquitoes, flies, moths, fleas, and ants.
But it’s understandable that you would want to free your home of said pesky arachnids.
In this article, we will provide a guide for how to get rid of spiders inside the house naturally.
Are spiders dangerous?
In general, very few spiders will ever bite a human unless they are literally backed into a corner, fighting for their lives. Most spiders realize that it’s futile to irritate such a large being that can easily squash them.
Instead, most spiders will stick to trapping and eating flies and other insects.
That being said, many spider bites do occur every year. Luckily, these bites usually require no medical intervention. Most spider bites simply lead to a small, itchy, red bump (similar to that of other bug bites) which will get better in a few days or a week.
Rarely, a spider bite can cause a serious reaction which needs to be treated by a medical professional immediately. These bites usually come from spiders such as the Black Widow or Brown Recluse. Said spiders are only found in certain parts of the country though, so many people won’t have to worry about encountering them.
If you’re bitten by a venomous spider, such as a black widow or a brown recluse, the symptoms of a spider bite may be more severe. Side effects of a venomous spider bite may include:
- Muscle pain
- Difficulty breathing
If you’ve been bitten by a spider and are concerned that it isn’t just a routine bite, be sure to have it addressed by a doctor as quickly as possible.
What attracts spiders to your home?
You may wonder: “why do spiders set up shop in my home in the first place?”
Well, spiders usually enter a home and weave their webs because they see an opportunity to thrive. Specifically, many spiders will look for sheltered, moist environments in which they can catch sufficient amounts of food.
For this reason, many people will find spider webs strategically placed in basements, attics, and other similar parts of the house. These areas provide the perfect opportunity for spiders to proliferate and live for a long time without being disturbed.
You may also find that spiders enter your home due to any of the following items attracting them:
- Old food
- House plants
Further, areas with a lot of clutter provide the perfect opportunity for spider webs. If spider prevention isn’t a reason to get organized, nothing is!
Ways to deter spiders from your home
First and foremost, the best step to take for spider elimination is simply keep your house clean. Regularly vacuuming, sweeping, and generally performing routine cleaning maintenance throughout the house will go a long way towards keeping the spiders away. Plus, simply wiping away their webs on a frequent basis will signal to the spiders that this may not be the right location for them!
Secondly, investing in screens for your windows and doors can help significantly with decreasing the spider population in your home. While they won’t keep all spiders out, screens can prevent at least some of these pests from getting inside.
Lastly, you may consider some sort of insecticide, spray, or other natural remedies to deter spiders. Certain essential oils and vinegars can work wonders in some situations. For instance, peppermint, tea tree, lavender, and citrus oils all provide a natural deterrent to spiders.
However, some spider problems call for more in-depth solutions, such as the Bask Mistmaster®.
How to get rid of spiders naturally in the house with the Mistmaster
The Mistmaster is a 3-in-1 device that can help to keep pests of all sorts away from your home or business. By using the Mistmaster to its fullest potential, you can eliminate both the spiders and their food supply.
The Mistmaster offers mist blower, misting wand, and permanent misting station capabilities.
The mist blower function distributes a fine, high pressure mist and is perfect for treating large, widespread areas such as your yard, pool deck, or campsite. Try using the Bask recommended Zoecon Essentria IC3 Concentrate Insecticide treatment to ensure that spiders are eliminated.
The Mistmaster misting wand is perfect for treating cracks, crevices, and other hard to reach areas in your home. This function is ideal for ensuring spiders are not hiding in small spaces where you may not see them.
Finally, the Mistmaster misting station is a fixed, overhead installation that distributes treatment outdoors with just the click of a button on the long range remote control. This way, you can treat spiders easily and conveniently before they have the opportunity to make it inside your home.
Not only can the Mistmaster eliminate spiders, but also insects such as mosquitoes, cockroaches, ants, termites, flies, fleas, spiders, silverfish, ticks, mites, and many more! Aside from eliminating insects, you can use different Bask recommended treatment solutions to sanitize surfaces, eliminate odors, and even nurture plants.
By leveraging each of these features, you’ll be pest-free in no time! You can even remove spiders from outside your house, as well as use the Mistmaster for other useful purposes throughout your home.
Interested in learning more? Contact Bask today for further information!