Tips to Keep Spiders Out of Your House

Prevent Spiders

During the winter months, we find many pests entering our homes and place of business seeking warmth. Unlike these common pests, spiders do not seek warmth as they are cold-blooded.   Spiders will often find shelter under leaves or in tree crevices. Although you may see the ecological benefits of many spiders, you probably do not want them in or near your home. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to keep them out of your home.  

Move Garbage Cans

Spiders love to feast on flies.  Because flies tend to gather around waste bins for food, you can count on spiders also being nearby.  Keep your waste bins away from your house and always keep the lids closed. This will keep flies away from your home and keep spiders closer to their food source. 

Keep trash away from house

Keep Outdoor Lights Turned Off Or On A Timer

Lights attract inspects.  Again, spiders eat insects for survival. This means you can expect to find spiders near your lights on porches or near your doors.  Prevent bugs from wanting to come into your home through open doors and windows by keeping lights off or on a timer. This will keep insects at bay – and spiders at a distance. 


Get A Pet Cat 

Cats are experienced hunters and will take care of any spiders they see crawling around your home and yard.  Cats can double as a family pet and help keep spiders out of your welcoming home. 

Cats and Pests

Scare off Spiders with Cinnamon

Spiders also do not like the smell of cinnamon.  By simply burning a cinnamon scented candle, you can keep spiders away. You can also sprinkle cinnamon in door frames and window sills to keep  


Lemon Peel Keeps Spiders Away

Another non-chemical tip is to use lemon peels to keep spiders away naturally.  Spiders do not like citrus, lemon is a perfect, safe solution. Rub lemon peel on your windowsills, bookshelves, or corners where spiders may like to hide.  Some people even rub the lemon peel around door frames or garage doors. 

Deter Spiders with Lemon


Use A Vinegar Solution

Another natural spider repellant is white vinegar.  Mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray in small crevices, corners, and cracks in and around your home. The smell will detract spiders. 


Try Peppermint or Lavender Essential Oils  

Not only do peppermint and lavender smell delicious inside your home, but they also repel spiders.  One option is to mix the essential oil with water and spray corners, windowsills and places where spiders might like to hide with the mixture.  You can also use an essential oil diffuser to spread the scent throughout your home. 


Work With A Pest Management Expert

Another simple way to ensure your home is not attracting unwanted spiders is to work with a local pest control or pest management company.  These professionals will walk through your home and offer recommendations to deter pest activity and offer solutions when there is a spider, or pest, infestation.  


Schedule a free consultation with Aantex Pest Control to learn how you can help keep spiders out of your home naturally.  

AANTEX Pest Control offers a variety of free inspections and services the entire Bay Area. 1-800-471-5555


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