Here at Homecare Essentials we are based in a tiny village in the heart of the countryside and spiders are a fact of life. Luckily nobody seems to mind them but if you don't like spiders they can be at best a nuisance, a worst some people can find them terrifying.
How to Stop Spiders and Repel them from your Home
However they are living creatures and they do serve a useful purpose in that they feed on flies and other insects inside the home. Therefore it is best to try and repel spiders rather than destroy them.
Traditionally conkers have been used as Spider Repellents but the jury is still out as to whether this 'old wives tale' actually works. Homecare Essentials supply a range of products to repel Spiders to try and keep your home free of spiders. These Spider Repellents along with the following handy tips should help.
1. Spiders can crawl into your home trough small openings and cracks; therefore its essential to plug these holes. Inspect the outside walls of your house and fill in the holes.
2. To prevent spiders from coming indoors, seal cracks in the foundation and other parts of the structure and gaps around windows and doors. Good screening not only will keep out many spiders but also will discourage them by keeping out insects that they must have for food.
3. Spiders may be carried in on things, i.e. flowers, boxes and plants therefore always check everything you bring into your home.
4. Regular use of the vacuum cleaner is essential. Do not go easy on the corners, the top of the furniture, sweep the windows. Do you have small, dark storage areas? Give them a good cleaning! You might be surprised to know how many insects can live in these areas without you knowing it.
5. During the mating season (usually its summer) many outdoor spiders will find their way into your home that otherwise wouldnt. Get a good rake and get rid of the weeds that live next to the outside walls. Seal up cracks!
7. Order! Keep clutter to a minimum! Place boxes off the floor and away from walls. This will reduce the chance for them to reside in those narrow areas.