How to Get Rid of Spiders in Your House | The Home Depot

How to Get Rid of Spiders in Your House | The Home Depot

[MUSIC PLAYING] Spiders are not always the
most welcome houseguests. Thankfully, there are several
ways to keep them from moving in. We’ll show you how. Before we get into treatment,
let’s go over the two species that are extremely dangerous– the black widow and brown recluse. Here’s how to identify these
spiders and their bites. The black widow spider
typically lives in warm climates and looks either black with a red
hourglass marking on its abdomen, or black or dark brown with
rows of red, white, or yellow spots down its abdomen. Its bite is very painful and toxic,
and can include two puncture wounds and redness around the affected area. The brown recluse spider prefers
warmer climates and its coloring ranges from tan to dark brown with a violin
pattern on the back near its head. Bites may start as a
small, bright red blister, then develop into an open sore. The surrounding skin may also feel
stiff and turn black and blue. Now let’s talk about treatments
for other types of spiders. Ideal for small
infestations, sticky traps have adhesive surfaces that
catch spiders in their tracks. Use sprays directly on spiders
to eliminate them immediately. There are a few other remedies that
don’t involve chemicals or traps. Diatomaceous earth is a natural
powder that lacerates and dehydrates a spider’s body, while vinegar
or peppermint essential oil can be mixed with water to
create a natural spider spray. Use yellow sodium vapor lights
outside and eliminate vegetation within eight feet of your home. Vacuuming is another easy
way to eliminate spiders. If you’d prefer not to kill a
spider but still want it out, a humane option is to
trap it into glass then free it at least 10
feet from your house. Now that we’ve taken care of
spiders in your home, let’s talk about ways to prevent
them from coming back. Block points of entry and
repair torn windows screens. Sweep and vacuum often,
and make sure to get rid of spider webs, egg sacs, and insects. Store food and other items in
sealed containers or airtight bins. Follow these steps to keep
spiders under control. And thank you for shopping
at The Home Depot. [MUSIC PLAYING]

3 thoughts on “How to Get Rid of Spiders in Your House | The Home Depot

  1. Vinegar and water…noted. Thank you. I get Daddy Long Legged spiders in my house all the time and it drives me nuts! I go around the house with my hand held vacuum and vacuum them all up.

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