A spider infestation is one of the biggest worries of homeowners as no one wants these eight-legged creatures crawling around the house. Spiders are usually prevalent in outdoor setups like your backyard and patio. But sometimes, they might find their way inside your house. It can be a terrifying experience for people having an acute fear of spiders if they find these insects crawling around their precious kitchen walls and surfaces. Today we have come up with a list of tips that will help to kill the spiders and prevent their reoccurrence in your kitchen.
1. Using a Natural Spray
A natural spray can be used both for killing in-house spiders and deterring them from further entering your house. You can make this spray yourself by mixing 1 ½ cups of water, 1/3 cup white vinegar, 10 drops of peppermint oil, and a tiny bit of dish soap. All these ingredients need to be combined in a glass spray bottle which can be labeled for future use.
White vinegar present in the spray can dehydrate spiders whereas the peppermint essential oil creates a toxic environment for these critters to survive. You can apply this spray in areas where the spiders have been spotted previously. Other than your kitchen, this spray can also be applied along your home entryways like window sills, doorways, baseboards, around the fireplace, and vents. Repeating this process weekly can yield the best results.
2. Using Bleach
Over 11% concentrated bleach having high acidity can kill both spiders and their eggs by being directly applied over the insects. However, you need to keep in mind that bleach has high toxicity levels and wear protective equipment before spraying it around your kitchen and other areas infested with spiders. Acetic acid is a chemical agent present in bleach that can get rid of spiders and cobwebs in one go. For best results, you can add a small amount of water to the bleach and apply it using a spray container.
3. Using Baking Soda
Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda onto your kitchen windows, walls, and floors. You can also scatter them over webs to eradicate spiders.
4. Using Essential Oils
Natural scented oils like eucalyptus, peppermint, and rose serve as the nemesis of spiders and similar insects. Once spiders are eradicated from your house because of the strong-smelling essential oils, chances of their returning become marginalized. It is advisable to store these essential oils in a spray bottle for preventing degradation of the container. You can simply fill in the bottle using plain water and add just 15 drops of any essential oil. Labeling the bottle will ensure its safe storage. This spray can be applied to the different crevices of your kitchen and other places like window sills, doorways, and baseboards where these critters tend to hide.
5. Tidying Up Your Kitchen
You can use a broom to wipe clean the existing egg sacs and spider webs. Alternatively, you can vacuum new cobwebs as and when they are spotted. Spilled food crumbs tend to attract insects and so you need to keep the floor cleaned.
While all the above-mentioned tips are extremely effective, it is always advisable to seek out the help of experts for undertaking Missoula spider control. The market is filled with ‘n’ number of sprays and chemicals meant for warding off spiders. But they can often be harmful to your home and even abrade the kitchen surface. Using professional help is always the better way out as they possess thorough knowledge on the subject and can also hunt down other potentially dangerous nesting spots of these critters.
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