If you asked most people to write a list of things that they didn’t want to invade their home, spiders would surely have to rank somewhere near the top. These eight-legged creepy crawlies instil fear and revulsion in many, which is completely understandable. Thankfully, we offer a comprehensive spider control service that can make your home spider-free if this is a concern for you.
In Perth, spiders like redbacks can also be quite dangerous, so it’s worthwhile doing everything you can to minimise your risk of spider infestation before it becomes a problem. If you want to keep your home as safe and as comfortable as possible, make sure you check out the rest of this blog to learn some important spider control tips.
Eliminate Harbouring Points
Spiders love out-of-the-way places that they can build their webs and remain undisturbed. This is especially true of redbacks.
Eliminating harbouring points like piles of debris and pot plants near doorways and windows will give them fewer places to hide. It’s also a good idea to minimise foliage outside your home and to avoid storing items against your house.
Seal Up Your Home & Keep Them Out
One of the best spider control methods is simply to keep spiders out of your home in the first place. Patching up holes and cracks leading in from the outside can prevent spiders (and all other nasty creepy crawlies) from finding their way inside.
– Use filler or sealant to close large gaps in closed doors and windows and around any wires, cables and electrical components that run outside.
– Replace or repair any torn flywire door and window screens.
– Cover your vents and chimney with a mesh insect screen.
Keep Your Outside Lights Off
Spiders might not be attracted to lights, but the insects they like to eat definitely are. Keeping your outdoor lights off will make your home seem less like an all-you-can-eat buffet for spiders.
– Use opaque blinds or shades to keep your lights from shining through your windows.
– Switching to yellow sodium vapour lights for your outdoor areas – they’re less appealing to insects.
Apply Residual Insecticides Or Deterrents
Applying a residual insecticide around the areas where spiders are most likely to enter your home – like around doorways, windows and other cracks – is a great way of providing your home with an additional line of defence. However, make sure you read the instructions carefully to prevent accidental poisoning of yourself, your children or your pets.
If you’re not keen on using chemical spider control inside your home, there are a number of natural deterrents like peppermint oil, vinegar, citrus or cedar that can be sprayed into these areas.
Your Friendly Local Spider-Men
Despite all of your best efforts at spider control, infestations can occur. If this happens to you, get a free online quote or call us on 08 9444 9562 and our spider control experts can have your home back to a state of safety and comfort in as little time as possible.