There will always be something inside the house. Many Singaporeans endure insects like ants and spiders inside the house. The good news is that you can get rid of it especially if you have spider problem. While many spiders have non-poisonous bites, you do not want it in your home. Poisonous or not, when they are threatened, they will surely bite and you do not want that experience especially if you are particularly afraid of it.
If spiders become nuisance in your house, it is time that you do something about it. Here are some things that you need to know about it:
Spiders do not need any food debris like mice or ants because insects alone are enough for them. Since they depend on insects, your first measure is to cut down the insect population inside your house. Moreover, you have to reduce light use at night. You have to know that lights draw insects. You also need to change you’re your bulb to “bug light” outdoors. Alternatively, you can use insecticide as a barrier and put it outside your house’s foundation. These will surely help you prevent insects from entering.
There are also other ways to keep spiders away from your house. You have to know prevention tips by making changes to your environment. For example, you have to eliminate excess debris (if you have in your yard) or if you do not want to throw it, at least move it to the farthest area of your house. If your lawn has shrubs and other plants, cut it down or at least trim it. Indoors, you should seal cracks and crevices. If there are cardboard boxes, replace it with plastic bins. More importantly, keep your house clutter-free and clean.
You have to know that there is natural repellent that you can count on. Lemon oil for instance can repel most of spider species. You have to wipe the walls and surfaces of problematic rooms inside the house. If you can find lemon cleaners, apply it as well. You can also depend on pesticides. These pesticides are readily available in the market – you just need to find products that contain cypermethrin or deltamethrin. When you use pesticide, always use it with caution because it can be a danger to everyone.
Remember that these measures do not only get rid of spiders but other insects as well. The key here is to be consistent with the measures you implemented. It will be difficult to get rid of any insect if you are not serious about it.