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A spider on its web in Northern Utah - Rentokil Have you been seeing more spiders in your house than usual lately? Here in Northern Utah, this can happen to just about anyone. There are a number of reasons why spiders could be flocking to your house, so it’s important to learn them all to figure out the best spider prevention plan for your house. The spider control technicians at Rentokil are here to teach you how to get rid of house spiders in your home—read on!

What Attracts Spiders in Northern Utah?

Different species of spiders vary in their preferred habitats, so you have to look out for a few different factors that could be attracting spiders. There are several types of environments that might be causing your current spider outbreak:

  1. Moist: Some spiders are attracted to excess moisture or humidity. Make sure to keep your bathroom properly ventilated and look out for leaks in your plumbing fixtures.
  2. Dry: On the other hand, many spiders prefer dry environments like vents, attics, and hidden corners and cracks in our homes. We know just how dry Northern Utah can be!
  3. Messy: Spiders can find two crucial necessities around clutter: places for shelter and insects to feed on. A messy home can quickly lead to a spider infestation.

How to Get Rid of Spiders Inside Your House

Before turning to pesticides or professional pest control help, you can start preventing spiders in your house by keeping up a consistent cleaning routine. Sweep or vacuum often, and use a broom to eliminate any collections of dust in hard-to-reach places.

You should also check your doors, windows, and walls to make sure there aren’t any gaps that small spiders could be slipping through. Examine the inside and outside of your house, because spiders could be gathering in piles of yard waste near easy entry points. Clearing debris around your property minimizes the amount of places that spiders and other insects can find shelter.

How to Get Rid of Spiders Naturally

While not always completely effective, there are some DIY spider prevention tips you can try:

  1. Fill a spray bottle with an even mixture of water and white vinegar, and spray it in areas that you’ve found spiders or that may be susceptible to spiders.
  2. Spiders hate citrus smells, so this could mean rubbing citrus peels on cracks and window sills, using citrus-scented cleaning supplies, or even just keeping some oranges or lemons in the house.
  3. Place strong-smelling plants inside or outside of your home. Being sensitive to odors, spiders will generally avoid mint, lavender, eucalyptus, and other particularly pungent plants

Say Goodbye to Spiders For Good

If you feel like you’ve tried everything to no avail, you can trust your local pest control company to assess your problem and remove your spiders. At Rentokil, we take pride in the ability of our spider extermination experts to tackle any infestation. Contact us today for a free quote!