When it comes to pests in the Lake County area, spiders are relatively common. In fact, there are over 50 different species of spider that reside in the state of Florida. While spiders may be beneficial to our ecosystem, they do not belong in your house. In fact, certain spiders produce venom that can be fatal to humans. Therefore, it is important to know natural ways to keep spiders and their cobwebs out of your home.

Cobweb and Spider Control Tips

  • Utilize Mint –Mint is an MVP in the world of natural pest prevention methods. Many insects, including spiders, really dislike the smell of mint, making it a great natural deterrent to use if you want to keep spiders off of and away from your property. You can try keeping fresh sprigs of mint around your home or hanging mint tea bags in spider-prone locations. You can also dilute some peppermint essential oil with water and spray the mixture around your property to deter the creepy crawlies.

  • Try Citrus –If you don’t much like the scent of mint, there’s another natural scent that you can try when targeting your growing spider issue: citrus. While citrus is not a strong deterrent for all pests, it is particularly disliked by spiders. You can try this out by rubbing citrus peels around areas where you suspect there are spiders. You may also want to rub the peels near entryways and windows.

  • Keep Your Property Clean –One of the best ways to keep spiders and their cobwebs off your property is to keep it as clean as possible. In the case of spiders, they tend to build webs in dusty areas. If you are worried about walking into spiderwebs, it can be helpful to frequently dust your property, especially in overhead corners and hard-to-reach nooks and crannies where spiders like to build cobwebs.

The Trouble with Natural DIY Spider Control

While you may find small successes with some of these natural spider control methods, at the end of the day, none of them will permanently keep spiders out of your home. Furthermore, attempting to remove a spider in your home without the proper protective gear can result in a deadly or, at best, painful bite. So, instead of spending money and time on ineffective methods or risking your health and safety, rely on the spider control professionals at Critter Control® of Lake County.

Enlist the Help of Our Spider Control Experts

At Critter Control® of Lake County, our pest removal technicians are properly equipped with the experience and expertise needed to conduct safe, effective, and eco-friendly spider control services. After removing all nuisance spiders from your property, we will clean and remove all cobwebs and install preventative measures to ensure that you don’t see another pest issue in the near future.

For more information on our spider control services or to schedule an inspection and receive a free estimate, call Critter Control® of Lake County today at 352-204-0074.

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