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Spiders. If you fear spiders, you don’t want these in your home…or around it, or even in the 3 mile radius. Hey, even if you aren’t afraid of them, you probably aren’t inviting them in! These are tiny creatures that are known to have multiple sets of eyes and 6 or more icky, hairy legs. Kind of creepy, if you ask us. Though these species help the ecosystem in various ways like eating harmful insects, and through the pollination and recycling of dead plants and animals, they can easily do this from afar and not in the top right corner of our living rooms or underneath our beds. With all of this being said, spiders can still be an actual issue in and around your home. Not only for all of you arachnophobics out there, but for everyone. What many often do not acknowledge is the potential danger that they may present.

Even though they may not do any damage to your home or property like other pests might, they can still become annoying and even dangerous when there are too many. I mean, who wants to have company over and spot a spider making it’s way across the floor! If your guest happens to be arachnophobic, they may never come back…

Another major negative for this pest is that some type of these species are venomous, which means that their bites can affect their victim negatively by causing severe blood, skin, or other bodily reactions. Also, if you have children or elderly residents in your home, their immune systems are at risk of being compromised. Due to their tendencies and the risks they can pose, it’s no wonder why so many people are always looking for a way to keep spiders away.

Seal them out!

This is probably one of the most effective ways to get rid of any and all spiders that are near. You have to make sure that your doors and windows are always sealed properly, leaving no room for potential entryway for pests. If you suspect that spiders have already made their entrance, you must also inspect for any possible ways that they can enter your home and address these parts immediately. You have to inspect your house’s foundation and walls thoroughly, and calk and seal them promptly upon discovering that they’re the doorway for your spiders.

You should also keep trees, branches, or shrubs from being near your exterior walls, and remember to clean your lawn every once in a while. Another way to prevent entry is to keep the chimney shut when your fireplace is not being used. Along with these things, to prevent the spread of infestation, see to it that all exposed fruits in your kitchen are washed and cleaned. This can become a place where spiders could lay their egg sacs if you don’t give your fruit the proper treatment and care.

Use Natural Repellants!

Many of these strategies for keeping spiders away are in fact things that you can do to keep multiple types of pests away. Amongst these ways is the use of spider glue traps. This basically works just like a sticky mouse trap does, only there are glue traps that are specifically made and intended to be used for spiders. You can use these traps with the help of placing bait on them, and then simply placing the traps under sinks and around the usual places you see the spiders pass through in your home.

Another way is to use natural oil or substances with a strong smell like vinegar. Peppermint Oil is one of the most natural oil repellents for insects as small as spiders. You can either mix mint oil with vinegar or water and then use the mixture to spray on windowsills, door entryways, and other areas where you have seen webs or the spiders are known to nest in.

Call in the Professionals

If you’ve tried all of these things and they are seeming to fail, no need to start feeling hopeless.. don’t give up just yet! There really is only so much you can really do to naturally prevent these critters form creeping their way into your house. When the situation requires a little more expertise beyond your reach, it’s probably time to call a professional. Luckily, you can always rely on professional exterminators to take care of your pest problems. Go-Forth Pest Control is a great source to rely on when it comes to this, and has been since 1959. Serving areas across North and South Carolina, Go-Forth provides the highest level of satisfaction to customers AND will treat you like family. When you’re inviting someone into your home to help, it doesn’t get much better than that. For more tips, tricks, and updates, you can also visit their social media page! Contact Go-Fort today for a free quote.

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