Spiders. While our logical side realizes that they are beneficial for controlling indoor insects such as mites and flies and such, our subconscious shudders at the mere thought of them, not to mention the ick factor of running into a cobweb. We know quite a few people who would just as soon squash one as look at it.
Surely there must be some happy medium between the above picture and allowing spiders to completely take over your home. Until we find it we have a few tips for controlling spiders in your home.
- Vacuum on a regular basis to remove the spiders, the webs and their egg sacs.
- Remove any clutter that provides hiding spaces for the spiders and their prey such as unneeded stacked papers, boxes and paper grocery bags.
- Store items off the floor and away from walls.
- Dry out and ventilate damp areas of your home to make them less desirable for spiders.
Maybe these tips could be used just for the most inhabited areas of your home and leave areas like the garage, crawl spaces, etc. to the spiders. We think spiders are beneficial but would hate to see this happen.