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How to prevent the introduction of spiders into our homes?

October 3rd, 2023

Ah, spiders! Although we are in the Halloween month and some like them as decorations, generally they are not welcome in our homes! It’s important to note that they play an essential role in the ecosystem by regulating populations of harmful insects. In Quebec, when the temperature drops, these little creatures seek refuge inside our homes to protect themselves from the cold. So, how can we prevent their intrusion? Here are some tips in this article.

Keep a clean house

Regular cleaning is essential to prevent the presence of spiders. Frequently vacuum corners, baseboards, windows, and other areas where they might set up their webs. By removing webs as soon as they appear, you stop spiders from settling in!

Reduce light sources

Light attracts insects, and insects attract spiders that feed on them. Reduce the light coming in from outside by using thick curtains and avoid leaving lights on unnecessarily at night. You’ll see a big difference.

Seal openings

Inspect your home for cracks or holes, especially around windows, doors, and the foundation. Use caulking or window screen to block these potential entrances. Also, make sure the screens on your windows and doors are in good condition.

Use natural repellents

Some essential oils, like peppermint or eucalyptus, are known to repel spiders. You can dilute a few drops in water and spray the mixture around entry points or areas where you’ve noticed spider activity.

Be cautious with food

Spiders are attracted to insects, which in turn are attracted to food. Make sure to store and seal your food properly. Also, clean your pantry regularly to avoid attracting insects.

If, despite all your efforts, you notice a spider infestation, it might be wise to contact a pest control company like ours. Our experts at BW nature control will identify the source of the problem and offer solutions adapted to your situation.

Even though spiders can be frightening to some people, it’s important to remember that they play a beneficial role in our outdoor environment. However, that doesn’t mean we want to invite them inside. By adopting a few simple preventive practices and being attentive at home, we can significantly reduce the risk of encountering these eight-legged little visitors in our Quebec homes.


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