Among a number of home invaders, spiders are the most feared ones. Their bites are dangerous and may cause diseases or even death. This is why spider pest control should be your priority task. If you expect that you will succeed in killing all spiders once and for all, don’t count on that.
However, spider control is really necessary no matter what type of spiders you are dealing with: dangerous or not, small or big, in your house or outside of it. You should build your own strategy on how to kill the spiders and use the variety of techniques and chemicals to kill them.
Methods Of Control
One of the best ways to control spiders at home is to control their food resources. Treat all crevices and cracks with spider pesticides. Use the things that are the most attractive to spiders – glue traps. Sticky and glue traps capture spiders. So, if they walk through one of them, they die. Glue traps are very effective in pointing towards the main sources of infestation. The problem is that spiders are mainly loners and finding the source, you won’t see a lot of spiders in there.
There exist 6 main types of spider pest control:
Behavioral control stands for housekeeping and sanitation. Keeping crawl spaces and basements free of debris and clutter, and cleaning home regularly you will avoid the problem of spider infestation and won’t bother looking for the ways how to get rid of them.
Biological control: diatomaceous earth is made of remains of diatoms. It is a pet and child friendly food-grade, but when a spider walks over it, it leaks fluids, dehydrates and then dies. To protect your house from spiders, you can apply this earth around your home and dust rock and wood piles.
Chemical control includes various products that are available on the market today. These products kill spiders effectively. When it comes to a chemical control it is more important not what you use, but how you use it. An important thing to remember is that chemicals alone cannot solve all problems. Though many chemicals seem to be relatively safe, they are very dangerous.
Habitat control is very important as well. To get rid of spiders, try to make your place less attractive to them. It’s better to get rid of wood piles, decorative rock piles, etc. Remove excess vegetation. Letting the sun in, you keep the spiders out.
Mechanical control includes the use of various traps. You can use glue boards for spider monitoring and control. Place them along the walls, behind furniture and in corners, in dark and protected areas that could attract spiders more than others. Replace your outdoor lights with bug lights. The thing is lights attract many bugs and spiders. Blue wave lights don’t attract insects and help to draw shades around the windows when it is dark.
Physical control is an essential part of control. This is exclusion that means applying weather stripping to doors and windows, repairing window screen using screen patches, buying caulking gun and sealant.
Neither of these spider pest controls taken separately can provide 100% protection. When combined together they give comparatively quick results and long lasting effects. Walk your way from the basement and up to the attic. Check every room and every crack. Then focus on the places, where you used to see spiders for many times. Spider traps and sprays can kill most insects, but don’t rely on them for too long. If your aim is to kill all spiders, arrange frequent checks and preventive measures.