September marks the onset of spider season, when these eight-legged critters seek shelter from the cooling weather. If you’re not a fan of these unwelcomed guests, fear not! We have put together a short guide on ensuring your home remains free from creepy crawlies.
Understanding and identifying spiders
As the temperature drops, spiders instinctively seek refuge indoors, often building their intricate webs in corners, basements, and attics. While they play an important role in controlling other pests, a spiders’ presence can be unsettling for many homeowners.
Knowing your ‘enemy’ is half the battle. You’re likely to encounter a ray of spiders in September such as Common House, Giant House, Daddy Longlegs, Zebra Jumping, Labyrinth and Cupboard. Each species has distinct characteristics and behaviours that influence their control methods.
Here are a few solutions…
- Sealing entry points – prevent spiders from entering your home by sealing cracks, gaps, and openings around doors, windows, and foundations. The proactive measure goes a long way in reducing the likelihood of infestations.
- Reduce clutter – spiders love cluttered areas where they can weave their webs undisturbed. Keep your living spaces tidy, minimise stacks of newspapers, and organise storage areas to eliminate potential hiding spots.
- Use natural repellents – for those who prefer eco-friendly solutions, consider using essential oils like peppermint, citronella, or eucalyptus. These scents repel spiders without harming them or the environment.
Spider and Bug Catcher – our online retail store offers a Spider and Bug Catcher designed to be a friendly solution to capturing spiders without causing harms. Its easy-to-use design allows you to safely remove spiders and bugs with a simple handle grab. With an extra-long reach, this spider stacher stick keeps you at a comfortable distance from creepy crawlers, making it ideal for those hard-to-reach spots like ceilings, corners, and crevices at home, in your care, or at work.
Pest control products – for more intensive infestations, relying on pest control products can provide efficient results. From spider sprays to dusts, these products are formulated to eliminate spiders and prevent them from returning.
Choosing the right pest control products
When selecting pest control products, it’s essential to consider your family’s safety, especially if you have children or pets. At DSL we prioritise offering solutions that are both effective and safe for your loved ones. If you chose to get products elsewhere, make sure you look for products that are labelled as pet-friendly and non-toxic.
When to get professional assistance?
If your spider problem persists despite your efforts, it might be time to call in the professionals. Pest control experts have the knowledge and tools to identify the extent of the infestation and apply targeted treatments to eradicate spiders from your home.
We hope you enjoyed our article and are now ready to embrace the beauty of autumn without the fear of spiders – shop with us
today and reclaim your home from creepy crawlies.