winning the battle against intruding pests

About Me

winning the battle against intruding pests

I live in the country and I love it. I love the seclusion, the peace and the wildlife that fills my yard through the changing seasons. What I don't like are the pests that try to make themselves at home inside my home. I have gone through many battles over the years with the different insects and rodents that intrude and have been able to win most battles fairly easily. I built this blog with the hopes of helping others who suffer from the same determined pests that I have find a way to get them out of their homes for good.



Unique Ways To Control Spiders In Your Home

If you are terrified of spiders, or do not want them lurking around your home, you may be looking for advice on how to repel them. Here are a few of the most unique ways to control and repel spiders, helping to keep them out of your home.

Placing Chestnuts or Walnuts Around Your Home

One of the ways you can easily repel spiders is to place chestnuts or walnuts still in the shell around your window sills, near doorways, under your furniture or in the corners of your home. This method is pet-friendly, does not leave a mess behind, is inexpensive, and is easy. It is thought that the scent of these nuts is what repels spiders. This may prevent them from entering your home through window sills or placing webs under your furniture or in corners.

Spraying the Spider With Salt Water

If you happen to see spiders in your home, you may be tempted to throw your shoe at the spider to kill it or grab a tissue and smash it. However, if you miss, you will still have a spider living with you. Instead, keep a spray bottle filled with salt water on hand. Mix one ounce of water softening salt, rock salt, or table salt with a gallon of warm water and stir to dissolve. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle. When you see spiders, spray them with this liquid to instantly kill them. The salt dehydrates them, which is what causes them to die.

Spraying the Web with Vinegar

Vinegar is acidic and spiders do not like the acidity. It creates a hostile environment in which they won't breed or reside. If you see a spider web in your home, spray the area with vinegar and remove the web. You can also spray areas where spiders may enter your home, such as window sills, door jambs, and baseboards, with vinegar. The spiders will find somewhere else to live if their current home becomes too acidic for them to comfortably reside in.

Despite your best efforts, you may be unable to repel large infestations. If you have tried these methods and consistently still find spiders in the corners of your home, you may want to hire a pest control company like Godfather's Exterminating, Inc. for spider control. They have access to pesticides that can help to kill the spiders, their eggs, and their nests. This is the fastest and most effective way to knock out an infestation.