When an arachnid infestation is out of control, particularly where spiders with potentially fatal venom are concerned, the only answer is professional spider control. Temecula residents should not put their lives and their families’ lives at risk in such risk, and Black Knight Termite & Pest Control is here to help. But what if you are merely sharing your home with a few harmless spiders? A few spiders here and there may not warrant professional Temecula spider control services just yet, but there are plenty of things you can do to make your home feel much less creepy and crawly.
Spiders outside Your Home
If you have spotted spiders on or around the exterior of your home, or in the front or back yard, the first thing you should know is that they are likely inside your home as well. Spiders can easily get in underneath doorways and through the tiniest of cracks that you didn’t even realize were there. When it gets cold outside, spiders and other critters will find a way to get inside that nice, big, warm house in front of them. Warm weather also inspires arachnid visitors looking for a bit of cool shade. If you want to keep those spiders out, here are a few things you can do outside your home:
- Place eucalyptus sprigs around the perimeter of your home. The strong smell will deter those creepy crawlers from wanting to go any further in search of a comfortable home.
- Spray bushes, flowers and other plants with homemade repellant. All you need is a bunch of table salt dissolved in water; simply spray the solution on all plants around your home every week to keep spiders away.
- Avoid using your porch light as much as possible. Since lights attract moths and other bugs, and spiders like to eat those bugs, your light will inadvertently attract spiders along with other pests.
Spiders inside Your Home
There are also a few things you can do inside your home to get rid of spiders, and keep new spiders from coming in. A simple, herbal solution of cinnamon, citronella, citrus, lavender, and peppermint or tea tree oil will exterminate spiders on contact. You can also keep spiders out by getting rid of all crevices and nooks. Assuming you only have a few spiders in your home, these solutions should suffice.
Of course, there’s always a chance that there are more spiders than you think – especially if a female spider has laid eggs in your home. For a serious infestation like this you’ll need more than a homemade spider deterrent. Temecula residents can always call on Black Knight Termite & Pest Control in this frightening situation, to get rid of those creepy crawlers fast and for good.