How to choose a cure for spiders — an overview of the best ways to deal with spiders in the house and on the street — Useful Tips
Methods and remedies for spiders in an apartment or private house
- 1 Methods and remedies for spiders in an apartment or private house
- 2 Reasons for appearing in a private house
- 3 Ways of deliverance
- 4 What are the spiders afraid of?
- 5 Folk remedies
- 6 How to get rid of spiders in an apartment in other ways
- 7 What to do if there are a lot of spiders
- 8 Preventive actions
Folk signs promise a lot of benefits when spiders appear in the house. Mistresses rarely rejoice in such a neighborhood. A sloppy web with flies hanging in it, the need to constantly sweep the nets from the ceiling, makes us look for means to destroy spiders. Although arachnids are not pests, everyone wants to get rid of them as soon as possible.
Reasons for appearing in a private house
Spiders are one of the most numerous orders of arthropods. Large and dangerous species live only in hot countries. Russian spiders are completely harmless, run away when a person appears, bite rarely, the bite is slightly painful, does not pose a danger.
Spiders are predators, feed on insects, for which they weave nets. The houses inhabited by insects attract them with heat, a comfortable habitat and food. Spiders quickly breed in dwellings, yards and in areas where there are many small midges, flies, mosquitoes.
The causes of arthropods in homes are:
- open windows and doors
- slots in the frames
- the heat coming from the home
- the presence of food.
The spider population will not grow if young animals have nothing to eat. The main reason for the large distribution of arachnids in the apartment is the insects living in it.
In private homes, spiders climb from cluttered attics and basements, courtyards. Insects swarm around cattle and poultry, attracting arachnids and causing a constant increase in their population. A light animal can be brought into a house by the wind, a person carries it on things and clothes.
Traditionally, it was believed that spiders even benefit, as they clean the house of flies that are carriers of infection. Now, many drugs have been created that remove insects, and people no longer need the help of arachnids.
Ways of deliverance
There are several ways to get rid of spiders, each of which has its supporters and opponents:
- folk methods are based on the use of simple improvised means — usually aromatic substances, the smell of which is unpleasant arachnid,
- chemicals — a radical means to kill spiders,
- modern electronic devices for scaring away and expelling from the territory,
- cleaning with the destruction of nests and the removal of adults and eggs.
Note that all these methods are good for rooms. Finding a reliable cure for spiders on the street is difficult. All methods are effective only for a short time. In the future, the territory is again inhabited by new aliens, and the struggle will have to continue.
General cleaning in the house
Thorough cleaning of the house with a revision of all corners, corners, secluded warm places behind radiators and under the bathroom will destroy the comfort and coziness of the existence of spiders in the home. How to clean:
- The first stage is the destruction of food. Do not forget that spiders feed on insects, you need to do the breeding of cockroaches, flies, bugs.
- To audit and clean indoor plants, remove insects from them.
- Thoroughly rinse all corners, the back of the furniture. Shake and process carpets and upholstery. Wash the curtains.
- It is convenient to remove light arthropods and masonry with a vacuum cleaner, which must be used regularly.
- It is good to wash and ventilate the bathroom, toilet and kitchen, arachnids often settle near water.
- Disassemble the rubble of old rubbish in pantries, loggias, utility rooms, basements and attics.
- To close the gaps in the windows, to strengthen the fine-mesh nets on the vents.
In private houses you need to clean all the buildings, sheds, garage. Fighting spiders, you need to burn up the rubble of unused junk, which clutters the territory of the site and utility buildings.
- On the street, in the garden and in the garden, it is useful to remove trash from fences and weed out. Cultivated plants are constantly spudding, pruning, watering — spiders make nests in calmer places where weeds grow.
- In greenhouses, in summer cottages and in the adjacent territory, insect pests need to be controlled to prevent population growth.
- Trees, fences are whitewashed with lime, which serves as a repeller for arachnids.
- Good protection against spiders is peppermint. She is seated near the house and throughout the territory in small groups. A specific smell repels and forces animals to look for other breeding sites.
Wanting to get rid of spiders, cleanliness is constantly maintained. It is useful to ventilate apartments and houses, while providing windows and doors with protective nets. A radical remedy for all domestic pests is repair, reliably and permanently eliminating the presence of unwanted guests.
What are the spiders afraid of?
Arthropods settling in an apartment, a man’s house, are afraid of direct sunlight, some smells. They don’t like it if they are constantly disturbed, spoiled by nets, and they interfere with hunting.
In its activity, the arthropod is guided by the sense of smell, touch. It responds well to movement. By smell, the male finds the female, the hunter senses the approach of the victim. In order to scare away the “unexpected guest”, to drive him out forever, it is necessary to create unfavorable conditions.
You can get rid of home spiders with simple, affordable means. Arthropods are afraid of certain smells. A person does not feel frightening aromas or they are pleasant for him.
- To remove spiders from the apartment, to prevent their penetration will help chestnuts, hazelnuts, skins of orange. They are laid out in the corners of the rooms, behind the furniture, on the windowsill. The method is convenient in that you do not have to repeat the procedure often, the protection can lie in its place for six months, while arthropods are likely to enter the house.
- Essential oils help fight spiders. Use lavender, rosemary, lemon balm, mint, geranium, lemon. They infiltrate fleece, lay out in all places where unwanted guests can settle. Or they prepare a solution — they dissolve the essential oils in water, pour into a bottle with a spray. Every week, during the cleaning process, window sills, corners of rooms, baseboards are sprayed.
- Remedies for spiders in a private house are prepared on the basis of vinegar, ammonia. Use in case you need to instantly expel arthropods. Vinegar or ammonia is added to the water — 1 tablespoon of liquid. The solution is used to wipe furniture from the back, skirting boards, window sills.
- Destroy spiders in the house using boric acid. Sold in a pharmacy in powder form. It smells nothing, does not get into the air, is safe for humans. The house does not lose effectiveness for about 6 months. Washed off with water. The powder is scattered along the baseboards, on the windowsill. Spray with a solution of the wall. The tool is suitable in case you need to get rid of spiders on the balcony, outside.
Folk methods of combating spiders
All folk remedies are safe for humans, effective. The choice depends on personal preference. In late autumn, all protection can be removed, since with the onset of cold weather arthropods die or fall into suspended animation.
Despite the constant temperature in the house, by the end of autumn, spiders also disappear. This is explained by the lack of food. The main diet consists of flies, mosquitoes, Drosophila. However, in an apartment with complete unsanitary conditions, in the presence of cockroaches, ants, spiders live year-round.
How to get rid of spiders in an apartment in other ways
Spiders penetrate the house, apartment through open windows, doors, cracks in the wall. Rarely does man bring them along with things that have been in nature. There are several ways to get rid, the choice depends on personal preference.
- You can just kill the spider. But you always need to remember that a big «lodger» can hurt a bite. Therefore, it is necessary to act with gloves or crush with a towel. Deadly destruction is best replaced with a humane way. Gently take a spider with a napkin, shake it out of the window at the window or take it out into the yard. He will not return back, but in nature will become useful.
- To scare off spiders on the ceiling, for furniture you can regularly clean. If you constantly wave a broom in the corners, clean up, use detergents with aroma, the predator will run away by itself. If a cobweb hangs in the corners — a clear sign that there has been no general cleaning for a long time.
- You can not get rid of spiders outside the window of the apartment, but do everything possible so that they do not get inside. Mosquito nets are hung on windows in the warm season, doors are closed, and cracks in the walls are closed. Things after a walk in nature are immediately thrown into the wash.
Ways to deal with spiders
Spiders start in the house by the end of summer, weave a web until late autumn, while flies fly indoors. There are two ways to solve the problem — regularly remove the cobwebs, not give life to spiders or get rid of flies.
What to do if there are a lot of spiders
This situation occurs in a non-residential building, in the attic, outbuildings. Use special preparations based on an insecticidal substance.
An effective remedy for spiders in the apartment is aerosol, spray. There is no need to use a highly toxic solution with prolonged action. Spray from spiders is sprayed directly on arthropods, in the corners of rooms, behind furniture. They process walls, ceilings, window sills. After 2 hours, aerate well, carry out spring cleaning.
You can poison arthropods with any spray, often use:
Preparations smell pleasant, do not spoil furniture, do not leave stains on the walls, are quickly washed off with soap and water, baking soda.
Dichlorvos in various variations — Varan, Neo, Super, will help get rid of spiders in the country, in the garage, in the yard. Spray the walls inside, outside the house. The tool against spiders acts instantly, retains properties on the street for a day, indoors for about a week.
You can poison the spiders in the house with dust. Powder is scattered behind furniture where no one sees it, and arthropods crawl with pleasure. Effective remedy Crayon Mashenka, Clean house. Keeps properties about a year. Poison from spiders is sold in specialized stores.
Fighting spiders in a summer cottage is not practical. Predators benefit by eating a huge amount of pests. One female eats about 4000 insects per season. Arthropods are not dangerous for humans, so they do not get rid of spiders on the street. If you do not touch, do not push, predators will not bite.
The idea of the harmlessness of spiders is firmly rooted in the heads of many people, so most people do not want to use poison. Many owners prefer to get rid of guests who have appeared in humane ways.
Electronic devices that emit sound and electromagnetic pulses simply expel aliens from home can help. Such a remedy for spiders and insects is harmless to humans and pets.
Overview of popular repellers:
- Pest Reject. The device emits electromagnetic pulses and ultrasonic waves. Cost — from 400 rubles.
- Tornado TM-9034. The device is more expensive (from 1700 rubles). Eliminates spiders with a changing frequency of waves, which pests do not get used to. Creates electrical impulses, generates negative ions.
- EcoSniper. A whole series of electronic devices with different coverage areas, sources of exposure to animals and insects.
- Beetle L3. It has a small coverage area (30 square meters), but it works on batteries, which allows you to use it anywhere.
- WK-3523. The set consists of 3 pieces for use in separate rooms. These ultrasonic network scarers work.
Note that many consider the best means of cure for spiders in a private house and on the street the exterminators of mosquitoes and other insects. These electronic devices (MV-026B, E-Etkap Go, Dachny-2, others) repel and destroy arthropods, which are food for spiders. Animals do not breed in areas where there is not enough food, and devices are constantly working.
Pesticides do a double blow — eliminate insects and spiders. In most cases, one tool is enough to completely destroy all pests. It is important to choose the right drug that has a wide spectrum of activity.
The line of products is available in the form of sprays, which greatly facilitates the use against arachnids. It has the greatest effect with direct contact, so to get rid of pests you need to spray in all corners, on the web, behind the cabinets.
Valid up to 4 weeks.
The group of drugs of the Raptor series destroys different types of insects living in dwellings. The following forms of insecticides are available:
Aerosol products are considered the most effective and convenient against spiders. They are easy to spray near the web, in the corners where animals accumulate. The spray leaves no traces on the walls.
A multicomponent that quickly eliminates spiders and their food. The spray is sprayed on the accumulation of cobwebs, in the corners. When processing, it is important to follow the standards given in the instructions in order to completely remove parasites.
Bros is used in cottages, porches, and the street. The residual effect lasts up to 3 months, although it shows the greatest activity within 3-4 hours, with direct contact.
Dust is in the form of powder, which is scattered along the baseboards. It is convenient to use if there are crawling insects in the dwellings that can be poisoned with spiders.
The drug creates long-term protection, completely eliminating various pests.
Budgetary tool — crayons. White lines are not visible on the walls, you can draw them near the web and on the floor. The insecticide is valid for up to a month, washed-out lines are painted on again if necessary.
The spray made in Turkey is odorless, which is a plus when used in apartments. It is also effective in the processing of the local area. Quickly kills spiders and insects during spraying, valid for up to a month in enclosed spaces.
Any chemicals from spiders in the house and apartment should be used in strict accordance with the instructions. Drugs have a 3 hazard class. When spraying, you can breathe in pairs, so use protective masks. Do not exceed recommended spray rates.
For non-residential premises, you can use stronger drugs, some use the usual Dichlorvos.
Even by strong means it is impossible to completely remove arachnids from sites. Some owners of summer cottages call special services that use professional drugs and methods. By reducing the population of insects (in particular, mosquitoes) in the country, they are reducing the number of spiders.
Arachnids do not tolerate many odors, and leave the house. For spraying the walls using oil of orange, lemon, mandarin, eucalyptus. 10-20 drops of oil are added to the water to spray or wash the apartment. It is important to close windows and doors during such cleaning, creating a maximum concentration of aromatic substances.
The fruits of horse chestnut are crushed and laid out indoors. The peculiar smell drives arachnids out of the houses. Chestnut bookmarks should be regularly updated to fresh, to enhance the effect.
Diatomaceous flour is scattered along the baseboards — getting on it during movements, adults die. In an apartment, this cure for spiders is considered the most reliable.
Boric acid gives a good effect. Prepare a solution — a bag of funds per liter of water. Washed or irrigated with a solution of the wall and floor in the house.
Sticky insect traps are used to trap arachnids. In order not to breed unsanitary conditions, they should be changed more often.
Preventive measures help reduce the number of spiders in the area:
- Do not use bright night lighting in areas. Insects fly into the light, and spiders prey on them, braiding everything with a web.
- Cover the lighted windows with dark curtains so that midges do not tend to them. Outside frames are often braided by spiders.
- Do not plant plants very close to home.
- Remove woodpiles from the walls of the house — in their bowels spiders gladly make masonry.
- Regularly clean attics and basements from old things, carry out preventive spraying from pests.
- Do not litter the area around the walls of the house with various objects in which it is convenient to hide insects.
In apartments, it is easier to protect yourself from spiders — you need to prevent their penetration by closing gaps and covering all vents and windows with reliable mosquito nets with a fine mesh.
The constant maintenance of cleanliness in the house, the removal of cobwebs and dust deprives spiders of quiet places for living and breeding. On the street and in the house, insects cannot multiply — in the absence of food, the spider population itself will die out.
Long-legged animals in the center of a sticky web are a real horror for many people. Most seek to harass uninvited guests in every possible way. Although the aliens do not bring real harm, the untidy shreds of the web of the eyes do not please, the appearance of the apartment is spoiled.
Among the arsenal of funds, they find it convenient and effective — they completely destroy all pests with chemicals or mercifully drive out electronic devices and odors. In the future, it is important to prevent the reproduction of insects in apartments and to constantly maintain cleanliness.