How to Keep Spiders Away

August 28, 2019 6:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Depending on what part of the country you live in, you may be plagued by different types of spiders in your home. Spider removal in Alaska can be difficult, especially if you don’t want to use chemical products that harm the spiders and the environment. Spiders can be beneficial in reducing populations of other insects and bugs, but just because it’s good to have them around in general doesn’t mean you want them in your house! Try some of these remedies for spider removal in Alaska:

  • Diatomaceous earth: The interesting and curious diatomaceous earth is made of the fossilized remains of a type of algae called diatoms, which have an outer shell made of silica. These skeletons of diatoms can be found in the sediment in the bottom of rivers, streams, lakes and oceans and converted to powder form, which is non-toxic and useful for ridding your home of pests, including spiders. The silica absorbs all the moisture from the pests, dehydrating them. Try sprinkling the powder around areas where you have noticed bugs, and mix one tablespoon of diatomaceous earth with water in a spray bottle to spry it around your home and garden. While it’s safe for children and pets to be around, you want to be careful not to inhale the dust when spraying it.
  • Citrus: Keeping citrus fruits on a bowl or on the counter in the kitchen is to spiders what hanging garlic around the doorframe is to vampires. You can even rub citrus peels along your doorways and windowsills for extra protection from these pests.
  • Vinegar: Vinegar can be useful for many aspects of cleaning and cooking, but you may not realize that it can be helpful in reducing spiders in your home. Use a white vinegar spray as an organic pest control substitute. The acetic acid is especially troublesome for spiders, as they’re very sensitive to it. Spraying it around the kitchen and exterior doorways can help dissuade spiders from entering your home.
  • Mint: Mint works as a great natural pest repellent for many bugs, including spiders. Adding peppermint essential oil to water in a spray bottle and spraying it all around the home will deter unwanted pests. Plus, it smells wonderful! You can try crushing dried mint leaves and putting them in sachets in your kitchen cupboard as well. Mint tea bags are a great substitute if you don’t have fresh mint.
  • Keep a clean home: The best way to prevent pests from entering to begin with is by making sure your home is clean, organized and insulated from the outdoors. Clean frequently and pick up clutter. You’ll also want to ensure the exterior of your home is free of leaves, grass clippings and other debris that can attract bugs.

If you need help with spider removal in Alaska, give Pied Piper Pest Control a call. We are locally owned and operated and have a reputation for providing unparalleled service to the residents and businesses of Alaska for over 50 years. Call us today to find out how we can help rid your home of spiders.

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