There are more than 1000 species of spiders in the nature and only two of them live in a human’s home. Small house spiders can be of grey and black colors. As a rule, they feed on flies, cockroaches, moths, ants, pincher bugs and never do any harm to human beings.
However, there are people who don’t like them in their living rooms because spiders leave dried insects and webs in the corners and may scary at night. Children dislike them especially. So, those ones who have to live with ‘unpleasant’ neighbors have to look for methods and tips on how to get rid of small spiders.
It isn’t hard to destroy them and forget about their existence. You will need:
- Spray for crawling insects.
- Aerosols, based on boric acid and chlorpyrifos.
- A broom.
- Vacuum cleaner.
- Cheesecloth or fine mesh.
You should know that small house spiders appear in places where they can easily find food. Human’s house is the best choice, as it attracts other insects that can become prey for spiders. Take into account that it is impossible to get rid of spiders only. You have to destroy all the insects living in your home.
Start with cockroaches and ants. They are “residents” and need to be killed as fast as possible as they can spawn extremely quickly. Use special gels and sprays. They will help you to fulfill this task in several days. Pay attention to skirting boards and hard to reach places and use more poisonous stuff there. Then gather all the cobwebs that spiders have weaved. You probably don’t know that these insects use web to place their eggs and tiny spiders there. Burn all the cobwebs.
There is also special poison for house spiders which comes in the form of balls. Special shops will offer you traps with pheromones. All you need is to place them under beds, wardrobes, sofas and another furniture where these little monsters can hide at day. What does such trap look like? This is a small cardboard box with one open side which contains an aromatic substance, insensible by people but attracting spiders. Spiders get stuck in the traps and die there. However, this way is less effective than other ones.
There is another method to fight house spiders – to use vacuum cleaner. They die in a dust container because they cannot get out. You can move the furniture and vacuum the floor. You will catch a couple of them, be sure.
Remember that you can notice spiders’ attacks in autumn when it gets cold. If you have a basement, clean it thoroughly with the help of chemical means. Use a detergent for washing the floor and walls. Then blanch the walls with lime or dye. Small house spiders cannot stand this smell. Therefore, it is a good solution to make repairs in your home. You will get a double benefit: new, clean rooms and absence of annoying spiders.
You can try to destroy spiders with the help of sprays based on boric acid and chlorpyrifos. These sprays are also good for the destruction of household ants. Don’t forget to wash the floor within 3 hours. These spays are hazardous for people’s health too.
It is important to clean the house at least once a week, don’t forget not to leave garbage and food rests on the table. They will attract cockroaches and ants. If the baseboards and windows have cracks, buy silicone sealant and fill all the holes through which spiders get into your home.