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

 

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] [Music] 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 you 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 spiders body while vinegar or peppermint essential oil can be mixed with water to create a natural spider spray use yellow sodium vapour lights outside and eliminate vegetation with an 8 feet of your home vacuuming is another easy way to eliminate spiders if you’d preferred not to kill the spider but still want it out the humane option is to trap it in a 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]