How To Remove The Spiders Outside Your Home
Your yard can be a wonderful place, but it can also be a home to many unwanted insects, including spiders. Whether it’s a giant spider sitting in the middle of its net in one of your beautifully trimmed bushes, or one crawling across your table while you’re out enjoying your evening, the presence of these pests can be disconcerting.
Different spiders prefer different environments. For example, black widows and brown recluse spiders prefer dark hidden areas, while others will prefer areas where their prey is likely to travel. This would include areas near your lights or near flowers. In order to prevent spiders from setting up shop, you will need to reduce the appeal of your property for these arachnids.
A good place to start would be to remove leaf and rock piles, along with placing any wood piles in areas of your property that you are less likely to spend your time in. You will also want to remove any existing cobwebs, and seal any crevices in your baseboard and window sills. When it comes to your outdoor lighting, you can find lightbulbs that do not attract insects, such as the yellow compact fluorescent light.
There are a couple of products that you can use to control spiders before having to call in a specialist. One of these products is the diatomaceous earth powder which attaches to the spiders’ legs as they walk through it. The powder dehydrates the spiders and it leads to their death. It is not an instantaneous solution, but it works pretty fast. All you have to do is sprinkle the dust lightly on areas where you notice spiders.
Your second option is a natural spray made out of essential oils. Basically, you need 10 drops of peppermint essential oil, a quarter teaspoon of dish soap and distilled water. Put these ingredients in a spray bottle, mix them well, and then spray areas that are infested with spiders at least once a week. However, you should make sure that you use a glass spray bottle, because the essential oil tends to break down plastic.
If these methods don’t work out, you may have an infestation that cannot be stopped with DIY methods. At this point, you will have to call in a pest control specialist. Get in touch with us today and we will send someone over.