Australians are known for our friendly relationship with wild animals, and we make this possible because of our strict boundaries with them, which help us all to get along. However, it’s probably fair to say most of us have experienced anything from shock to sheer terror after spotting a spider in our home.
While most house spiders are generally harmless to humans, it can still be uncomfortable knowing they’re lurking in dark corners and crevices. Not to mention the dangers of the many poisonous species that can hang out in the places we use for comfort.
Without understanding how to kill and prevent spiders from entering your home, removing one might feel like a little relief, but it's a bit like fixing a symptom without considering the core issue. By learning some basic DIY pest control you can take care of the initial causes that attract spiders and creepy crawlies.
In this article, we’ll share some techniques and tips, so you can learn how to get rid of spiders in your home.
How to get rid of spider webs
A sure sign of spiders taking up residence in your home is the appearance of spider webs. If you leave them unattended, this encourages more spiders to weave more of their unwelcome silk around your home. Read on to find out how to get rid of spider webs so you can act fast when you see them:
- Use a vacuum cleaner to vacuum away spider webs and cobwebs.
- Use an extendable duster or a broom to clear away the webs. It is usually more effective to twist the web around your broom or duster than it would be to sweep it.
How to get rid of a spider nest
What’s worse than seeing a few spider webs across your ceiling? Not a lot, we’re guessing, but a spider nest containing scores of tiny spiders ready to scramble out probably makes the list. If you spot a spider nest in your home, sheer panic is likely to go through your mind as soon as you realise what it is.
If you find that you have a full-blown spider infestation, you can use the Mortein Kill & Protect Crawling Insect Control Bomb. However, if they keep coming back, you might want to learn how to kill spiders at home with our article on the topic.
How to get rid of spiders in bed
Knowing that there may be spiders in your bedroom could be a thing of nightmares for some. If you find one of these eight-legged insects creeping into your bedroom, a change in habit could be an effective method of keeping them out. Make it a habit to keep your bedroom clean, tidy and free of clutter.
A purpose-built spray for a more effective touch
However, if you find that despite the housekeeping, there are still spiders lurking about, an effective option is to use a purpose-built spray like the Mortein Powergard Crawling Insect Surface Spray or the Mortein PowerGard DIY Indoor & Outdoor Surface Spray. Simply spray onto surfaces in your bedroom, concentrating on the areas that spiders are likely to be hiding such as around corners between the walls. It will help prevent any insect infestations and protects the sprayed area for up to nine months.
Whether you’re dealing with a lone spider, spider webs or a spider nest (complete with a mass of cobwebs and imposing sac of baby spiders), our tips above can help you get rid of them quickly. Tackling spiders as soon as you see them is an effective first step on your mission to eliminating spiders from your home.
Mortein Kill & Protect Crawling Insect Control Bomb
Mortein Powergard Insect Surface Spray
Mortein Powergard DIY Indoor & Outdoor Spray