Spiders

How to Get Rid of Spiders

DIY Spider Treatment & Control Guide

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Overview

Get Rid of What Spiders Need to Survive

The thought of having a venomous spider such as a brown recluse or black widow in your home is very scary. The good news is that these spiders are no harder to control than any other spider. All spiders need a food source and harborage to live indoors. By eliminating the existing spiders with an insecticide you will also be eliminating their food source, insects, which in turn will help prevent new spiders from moving indoors.


Step 1

Indoor Spider Treatment

How to Get Rid of Spiders In the House
We recommend that you use a hand pump sprayer to apply a concentrated insecticide spider killer to help eliminate the current spider population. Placing glue boards around your home will also help you monitor the area for spiders and other insect activity.
  • Spray around all baseboards, door frames, window frames, under appliances, in closets and storage rooms and in areas where utilities enter into the structure.
  • Place glue boards in cabinets, in the back of closets, under appliances and in storage areas such as attics or basements to help monitor your home or business for spiders and other pests.
Pro Tip

Please note that concentrated insecticides do not offer an instant kill or knockdown. Instead they have a slower kill but they leave behind a long lasting residual to offer lasting control. If you need to supplement with a product to spray directly on spiders for a contact kill we would recommend you use a pyrethrin based aerosol spray. These sprays do not leave behind a residual but they will offer the instant knockdown that may be needed in some situations.
Knock down spider webs on the interior and exterior of your home or structure as soon as you notice them. This will help discourage spiders from invading those areas.


Step 2

Outdoor Spider Treatment

How to Get Rid of Spiders Outside
Spraying a concentrated insecticide on the exterior of the structure using a hand pump sprayer or a backpack sprayer will help eliminate spiders that are already present and will also help eliminate food sources which will discourage new spiders from moving in.

Spray one foot up around the bottom of the foundation and one foot out on to the ground adjacent to the foundation, around door frames, window frames and places where the cables pipes or wires enter the structure and other places on the structure where you have noticed spider activity.

Pro Tip

Knock down spiders webs on exterior of your home or structure as soon as you notice them. This will help discourage spiders from invading those areas.

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