While a lot of people are scared of spiders, it could be a good thing to have them hanging around. A lot of homeowners in the UK are being encouraged not to kill spiders who visit their house, especially this autumn. This is a part of the new drive wherein arachnids are tried to be kept where they belong – in the garden.
Despite their terrifying features, many aren’t aware of the reason why they suddenly come out of nowhere especially during autumn. Sadly, thousands of spiders have been killed because of attempting to venture indoors. But rather than kill them when they come inside, it’s best to just keep them out alive.
With these helpful tips, you’ll be able to find out how out eight-legged friends stay outdoors and don’t find their way inside your home. With just a couple of minor alterations, you will immediately notice a reduction in the number of spiders spotted crawling around your house.
By following these simple do’s and don’t, it’s quite easy to discourage spiders from coming inside at all. Let’s all help contribute to saving the lives of thousands of spiders who are squished by homeowners each year.
- Vacuum Regularly
Hoovering up any tiny loose crumbs of tasty food is an effective way to put off the bugs that spiders are attracted to. Vacuuming also removes any spider eggs or webbings that may be present inside your house. When we were kids, our parents told us spiders get rid of flies – which is true. However, if you also keep the flies away, then there will be less spiders.
- Mind the Gap
It can be baffling sometimes how spiders manage to get indoors but have you checked for any holes, cracks, or crevices around? If not, maybe that would be the answer to your problem. Make sure to cover any possible entry points for spiders with some tape. This also includes covering your air vents with a net or mesh, if possible.
- Keep it Clean and Tidy
Get rid of the pile of rubbish hanging around and remove your dirty laundry as soon as possible. These can serve as hideouts for spiders in case they manage to penetrate your walls.
- Make an Anti-Spider Spray
Create your own anti-spider spray using any vinegar or mint oil mixed with water. Spray the mixture on the spider to give them a quick shower. They should find it unpleasant and go into full retreat.
- Collect Conkers to scatter around your House
Stop wasting your time collecting conkers because there is no scientific evidence behind this old-wives’ tale. Although conkers do contain a chemical toxic to spiders, there has been no definitive proof that they are actually effective deterrents.
- Turn Lights off Unnecessarily
Another false belief when it comes to spiders is that they’re attracted to artificial light. This might be effective to moths and other insects, but it doesn’t work with spiders so you can keep the lights on.
- Get Rid of Indoor Plants
Although indoor plants might seem like a natural habitat for spiders, you don’t have to worry because they’re not really a strong attraction for them. That means you don’t have to deprive yourself of any beautiful greenery at home to eliminate spiders.
- Stock up Horse Chestnuts or Walnuts
Many believe that spiders find the smell of chestnuts and walnuts awful, however, a bowl of these lying around the house could simply prove a tempting snack to the eight-legged creatures.