Keep your house & workplace free from unwanted visitors!
Wish you could get rid of spiders in your home or workplace once and for all? We know the feeling! While we have no issue with these little creepy crawlies living in their own habitat, once they enter our space, all bets are off. There’s nothing worse than finding a sneaky stowaway in the washing basket or being pounced on when pulling the curtains closed, which is why we’re offering our best advice on how to rid yourself of spiders for good.
Spider control – clean your house first
The first thing you’ll be wanting to do is give the exterior of your home a good clean, removing any existing cobwebs, and clearing away any possible hidey-holes. Once you’ve given the house or building a wash down, have a professional pest management company apply an effective spider treatment to the exterior of the building, which should leave it relatively cobweb-free and spider repellent for up to a year. 9-12 months is the usual timeframe before people start seeing the odd spider or web here and there.
When it comes to cleaning the interior of your home, clean the door frames, skirting boards and window frames BEFORE your pest control company arrives. Why? Because once the residual is applied to these areas, cleaning them after we treat them just removes what we have applied – so the longer you wait before cleaning afterwards, the longer your treatment will last. PRO TIP: use a brush or a dry cloth after the treatment, NOT a damp cloth. This will help to prolong the effect of the treatment.
In addition to removing your risk of being pounced on by an 8-legged visitor, having a spider treatment is a great way to cut down on cleaning. No need to keep wiping webs away or cleaning the mess they leave behind, after one treatment, your ceiling-dusting days are over!
White-tailed spider control
Interior treatments are particularly good for controlling the unpleasant White-tailed spider and the less-dangerous yet ubiquitous daddy long legs. White-tailed spiders often get transported in with things such as washing, kids toys, and firewood, finding wonderful daytime resting places in our comfy home environments. Daddy long legs often breed inside, particularly in roof voids, so if there’s access to roof voids then you should ensure that your pest control company treats these areas as well.
White-tailed spiders are the ones that everyone wants to get rid of, as they can bite, and some people react quite badly to their venom. They don’t make webs, as they actively hunt and prey on other common household spiders: another reason to not only have residual protection against them themselves, but also to remove their food source.
DIY spider control vs spider control services: what suits you best?
If you’re looking for a DIY spider control solution, then Recruit is an effective product for the control of spiders – both for external and internal use. DIY spider control is completely possible, and can be very effective when applied correctly. HOWEVER – do be very careful while applying this product, as it is toxic, and can cause harm if not managed properly. Also, effects will vary according to application: generally, the home sprays last for around 6 months. Recruit will last well inside, but when using this spray outside we recommend adding a Sprayfix additive (available in most garden centres) – this will help it last through weather conditions.
If you’re looking for a longer-lasting, more comprehensive spider control solution, however, then we fully recommend employing the services of a pest control management company. Not only will you be assured a longer-lasting result, but you will have the peace of mind knowing that every access way has been covered.
Looking for professional spider control? Contact our friendly team at Northpest!
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