As the weather cools down, spiders will start looking for a warm place to call home. If you’re not careful, they may find their way into your Utah home! Spiders can be dangerous, especially if you have small children or pets. Getting rid of spiders as soon as you see them is important. In this blog post, we will discuss how to get rid of spiders in your home safely and effectively.
Why it is important to get rid of spiders
It is so important to get rid of spiders because they can be dangerous. Not only can they bite you, but they can also sting you and even be deadly. If you have small children or pets, it is especially important to get rid of spiders before they have a chance to get into your home.
Types of Spiders you can expect to find in Utah.
The most common spiders found in Utah are the black widow spider, the brown recluse spider, and the hobo spider.
Black Widow Spider
The black widow spider is a venomous spider typically found in warm, dry areas. They are easily recognizable by their shiny black body and red hourglass-shaped markings on their abdomen.
Brown Recluse Spider
Brown recluse spiders are also venomous, typically found in dark, humid areas. They are easily recognizable by the violin-shaped marking on their head and legs, which are slightly longer than their body.
The hobo spider is a non-venomous spider typically found near Building foundations, under rocks, and in woodpiles. They are easily recognizable by their brown body and dull orange hourglass marking on their abdomen.
DIY Tips on How to Get Rid of Spiders
There are a few different ways that you can get rid of spiders in your home. In this section, we will discuss four different methods: using pesticides, using traps, using natural repellents, and using exclusion methods.
If you are comfortable using pesticides, you can use them to eliminate spiders. Be sure to read the label carefully to ensure that it is safe to use around your home and family.
You will want to spray the pesticide around the perimeter of your home and in any areas where you have seen spiders using a spray bottle and pesticide from a local specialist.
If you are not comfortable using pesticides, or if they are not available to you, you can use traps to rid your home of spiders.
There are a few different types of spider traps available on the market.
One type of trap uses a sticky surface to trap the spider. Another type of trap uses an attractant, such as white vinegar and water or peppermint oil to lure the spider in before trapping it.
If you would rather avoid using chemicals in your home, you can use natural repellents to get rid of spiders. Some common natural repellents include peppermint oil, citrus oil, and lavender oil.
You can either purchase these oils or make your own repellent by mixing water with the peppermint oil of your choice. Be sure to test the repellent on a small area before using it all over your home.
The final way of getting rid of spiders is by using exclusion methods.
Exclusion methods involve sealing up any cracks or openings in your home where spiders may be able to get in.
You can use caulking or silicone sealant to seal up cracks and crevices around doors and windows.
You can also use wire mesh or screening material to cover up any openings in your foundation or walls.
Why you should use a professional pest control service to get rid of spiders
Although you can try to eradicate spiders in your home with DIY methods, it is always best to use a professional pest control service.
A professional pest control service will have the experience and expertise to safely and effectively eliminate spiders. They will also have the necessary tools and supplies to complete the job.
If you are dealing with a spider problem in your home, contact My All Green today to schedule a free consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you get started on controlling spiders in your home.
My All Green is the best choice for your pest control needs!