Springtime brings a bounty of wonderful things… as well as a few things we might not like so much. Take spiders, for example. While they’re considered pests by many, these insects are beneficial to the delicate balance of nature. They act as a natural form of pest control by eating undesirable insects in and around your home. Although spiders are generally helpful, many people just don’t want them around. Here’s what you should know about spider control this spring.
Spider Control Tips
- Spiders are predators that prey on smaller insects, like moths. Moths are attracted to light, so be sure to keep outdoor lights off at night time.
- Apply diatomaceous earth to your yard. Diatomaceous earth is a sedimentary rock made up of crushed phytoplankton, an aquatic fossil. This non-toxic treatment is a popular option for pest control in the yard because it is generally harmless to humans. Spiders absorb the diatomaceous earth as they crawl over it, which dehydrates their exoskeleton and kills them.
- Overgrown bushes, grass, and piles of organic debris create hiding places for spiders. Therefore, it helps to keep vegetation trimmed and your lawn mowed regularly.
- Clean food and crumbs immediately when eating outside.
- Avoid stacking wood or applying mulch too close to your house.
- Remove cobwebs from your property. Spiders use cobwebs to store their food, so it is often helpful to use a web eliminator spray that dissolves it on contact. This product can be bought from your local garden center or hardware store and can be used inside and outside. If your spider problem is outside, apply it to the exterior of your home, as well as any potential entry points.
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