How To Control Spiders

How To Control Spiders

  • Spiders can cause fear to many people and dealing with them can be difficult.You can choose which products suit your particular problem or call us for advice.Here is some information and advice about dealing with a Spider infestation.In this article

The Spider problem

Many homes suffer from spider invasion and for some, this can be rather distressing.

Spiders enter the home through a variety of holes, cracks and crevices and once in, they can survive and breed quite happily.

Entry points include cavity wall vents, door and window frames, under roof soffits and around poorly sealed pipework.

Once in spiders will tend to be located around the ceiling/wall junctions and the wall/floor junctions, behind furniture and fittings and particularly in the roof void.

Spiders are to some extent beneficial in the home by removing some flies but their webs and faeces can become unsightly.

Spider prevention.

Spiders are a little difficult to deal with as they hide in inaccessible places.

If you can reduce the numbers getting into your building, this will significantly improve the situation.

1. Firstly, fit mesh vents to all air bricks on the property.

2. Seal carefully around window and door frames plus all cable and pipe entry points.

3. Seal the soffit/wall junction below the gutters.

4. Fit draught excluders to all doors to ensure there are no gaps for spiders to enter.

5. Seal around downlighters, particularly those that penetrate into the roof void from the ceiling.

6. Remove all vegetation that is growing against the property. best to remove up to 1 metre from the building walls if possible.

Spider Control treatment

Great care needs to be taken when treating spiders in the home as, because they tend to live at high levels, the application of insecticides may expose you to the products, so wear good protective clothing when spraying or applying dust above waist level.

You may choose to take our Spider Control Pack to effect a comprehensive and safe solution to the problem.

1.Firstly you should deal with the external areas by removing vegetation that is growing up against the house, preferably trim back to 1 metre from the walls of the house. Cut back any trees that overhang the house.

A 3-6inch (75-150mm) band is suitable.

2. Apply Rentokil Ant and Crawling Insect Killer Powder to the bases of walls around the total perimeter of the house, this can also be puffed into strong growing bushes that are near the house, fragile bushes may be damaged by the dust. Use sparingly as very little is required to control spiders.

4. Spray Spiderex Spider Killer Aerosol  onto surfaces around windows and doors, ceiling wall junctions and wall floor junctions in areas where spiders are usually encountered.

This product claims extended life in use and we would guess that you will need to re-apply every few months in order to maintain a spider free environment.

5. Install Rentokil Spider Traps to areas where spiders are known to frequent.

Frequently Asked Questions About Spiders

Signs of a spider infestation include seeing live or dead spiders, finding spider webs or egg sacs, or noticing a musky or musty smell.

Spiders can enter homes through small openings or cracks in the walls, floors, or foundation. They may also be attracted to sources of food or shelter.

To prevent spiders from entering your home, seal any potential entry points and remove any sources of food or shelter. Keep food stored in airtight containers and clean up any spills or crumbs promptly.

If you have a spider infestation, it is recommended to contact a pest control professional for assistance. Spiders can be difficult to control once an infestation has occurred.

Spiders do not typically carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans. However, some species of spiders can bite and cause allergic reactions in some individuals.

To get rid of spiders, it is recommended to contact a pest control professional who can identify and eliminate the problem using a variety of methods, such as traps, pesticides, and mechanical removal.

Most species of spiders in the UK are not dangerous and do not pose a significant health risk. However, some species, such as the false widow spider, can bite and cause allergic reactions in some individuals. It is important to be aware of the types of spiders that are common in your area and to take precautions to avoid contact with them.

To prevent spiders from returning, it is important to continue to seal entry points, keep food stored properly, and maintain a clean and clutter-free environment. Regular inspections and preventive measures can help to reduce the risk of a spider infestation.

While there are some home remedies that may help to deter spiders, such as using essential oils or sprinkling peppermint around entry points, they are generally not effective at completely eliminating an infestation. It is recommended to contact a pest control professional for the most effective solution.

Spiders are active throughout the year, but they may be more visible during the fall when they are searching for food and shelter in preparation for winter. Some species of spiders may be more active during specific seasons, such as the garden spider, which is more active in the late summer and early fall.