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Monday, April 15, 2019

Spider Control

They are ookey and spooky and a bit eery as well. Spiders are one of the most feared of all pests in the home that people want to exterminate. There is reasoning behind the fear of spiders as getting bit by the wrong one could land you in the hospital. However, there have been only 6 reported deaths due to spider bites.

Chemicals or pesticides are not very effective against spiders. Simply spraying for spiders will not do a real good job. Spiders have long leg and poor circulatory systems that decrease the chance of spray on the surface ever reaching them. Perhaps the old way of killing insects using a newspaper, shoe or whatever you choose to use as a weapon would improve your chances over the sprays.

If you do choose to use sprays select a high area of traffic for the spider. Spray along the cracks in baseboards, along edges of carpet or wood trim around a window. Keeping their food source of other insects helps to reduce the spiders as well. Sticky traps or glue traps also capture spiders. Place them in dark quiet areas where spiders often travel.

Tips to Ridding The House of Spiders

  • Stack firewood away from the house, clean up leaves and other yard debris, and trim back any trees and shrubs that contact the home
  • Caulk seal cracks and gas in the homes foundation, windows and doors
  • reduce insects 
  • reduce or eliminate piles of papers, boxes, bags and other clutter 
Remember that the old shoe is a better killer than many of those chemicals

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