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Get rid of Spiders
Ways to Keep Spiders away
(1) Make sure all cracks, holes and crevices are sealed off.
Dust, wash and clean surfaces often. If spiders are continually harassed and cannot keep a web up they will be forced to move for another food source. Keep room clutter (spider habitat) to a minimum.
-- (3) Use store bought glue paper traps (used primarily
for catching mice) in key spots throughout your home. You can purchase these
from most hardware stores. Most spiders will get stuck on it and eventually die.
It's pretty effective. Make sure kids and household pets don't get stuck to
it. These are ultra sticky! (Remove captives with tweezers - not for the faint at heart!) These glue traps with also catch beetles, wood bugs and other pests. Glue paper traps can also be used for catching small mice and other rodents.
(4) Get a Cat. Cats usually go into action when they see a spider crawling around. They generally "play" with spiders but the spiders don't usually survive. Some dogs will attack spiders but they are not as good at jumping up on the window sill!
-- (5) There are many "home spun"
spider repellants. From my research and experience (and from other people) the
best seem to be :
(a)Essential Plant oils and extracts: Lemon Oils (especially Lemon Pledge) seems to be
especially effective. Make sure you reapply relatively often.
(b) Fresh horse chestnuts, hedge apples (also called hedge
balls or horse apples)seem to work. They do
need to be changed often as they
will go bad and loose their effect over time. Break chestnuts open to release the maximum
amount of repellant.
(c) Peppermint, Citronella and oils of Cloves seem to be effective too. They also add a nice scent to
(d) Moth balls. Spiders avoid moth
balls but most humans find them to be too toxic to have around.
(e) The easiest way to trap
spiders is to place a clear cup over them and then slide a piece of paper
underneigth. Then take them outside.
Don't forget your
vacuum cleaner. The narrow "crevice cleaner" attachments
work well in corners. If you do catch a number this
way you may want to empty the cleaner
bag as they may find thier way
back out. They're smart little
(F)Try picking up some CIL
"Spiderban" at Canadian Tire. It works pretty well, though it
smells a little toxic. There are also some other good
pesticides and sprays out there if you don't mind using
More pest control information / spider control tips to come