Spiders are intriguing creatures also referred to as arachnids. They have picked up a bad reputation over the years. Spiders are associated with creepy houses, poisonous bites, and other unpleasant things. These fascinating spiders are not dangerous to humans except for some of them.
Nonetheless, spiders give a poor impression of your home or office with an unkempt look. While removing spiders from your home can be a fairly easy task, some cases can be more complicated than others.
Here are some tips and tricks that may help you in effectively removing spider webs from your home:
- Use a vacuum cleaner: One of the most efficient and quick ways of removing spider webs is by using a standard vacuum cleaner. If you don’t want to touch the cobwebs, this may be the best method for you. Vacuums with long extension pipes are great for clearing webs in far-off areas. Make sure that you clean your vacuum once you are done.
- Spray water: You can try spraying water on webs built on windows, doors, or other areas outside of your house. In some cases, you can also mix a little bleach with the water. Increasing the water pressure and frequency of the water spray can help with removing webs that are more resilient than the others. If there are large cobwebs on the exterior of your house, you can also spray them with a water hose.
- Use a broom or duster with a long handle: Spiders often build webs in locations that are not easily accessible or removable. Use a broom or a soft duster with a long handle, to reach cobwebs built-in ceiling corners, under your bed, or behind your cabinets. After you are done dusting the cobwebs, ensure that you are sweeping them out of your house.
- Cover a paint roller with duct tape: Removing webs from textured surfaces can be trickier than you expect. You can take some duct tape and wrap it around a paint roller with the sticky side facing outwards. Once you start moving the paint roller back and forth throughout the web, you will notice the duct tape picking up portions of the web.
- Spray peppermint or tea tree oil: Spiders are known to hate the smell of peppermint and tea tree oil. If you spray some of the oil over the web, it may drive the spiders away and reduce the chances of the web growing further. The absence of spiders will make removing the web easier for you.
- Hire a professional: When it comes to insects in your place of living, there is no substitute for professional help. Call a professional pest control agency to conduct an inspection and fully assess the situation. After the inspection and removal of spiders and webs, the professional will be able to give you tips on how to prevent similar occurrences in the future.
Trying to get rid of spiders can often leave a sticky mess. The above tips and tricks can clean up the spider webs and make your home look good. If you still want to get professional help, the experts can provide a prevention plan.