Spiders can quickly move in and take over your home with their webs. Cobwebs can be a real turnoff for visitors and can make your home look dirty and unkempt. Unfortunately, webs can also be a sticky mess to try to clean up. The experts at EcoArmor Pest Defense have some great tips to help you get rid of those webs and prevent spiders around your home.
Spider Web Removal
Removing spider webs does not have to be messy, expensive, or difficult. With a few simple tools you probably already have around your home, you can get rid of the webs without getting your hands dirty.
- Vacuum: One of the best ways to get rid of spider webs is to use your vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment. Simply suck up the webs, and then dispose of the bag or empty the canister into an outdoor trash can.
- Long-handled Soft Duster: If you don’t have a vacuum with a hose, a long-handled duster also does the job well. A duster is able to get into deep cracks and crevices that might otherwise be difficult. When you are done, you can either wash or dispose of the dusting pad.
- Broom: For high areas that are difficult to reach, a common broom can be your best tool. Simply brushing webs away can leave bits of sticky web in your good broom. Instead, place an old flannel or cotton pillowcase over the end of the broom, and then secure it to the stick with a string. The cloth will also help to attract the webs as you brush them away. After you are done, you can throw the pillowcase in the washing machine.
- Paint Roller with Duct Tape: Some of the hardest places to remove cobwebs from are areas that are highly textured like popcorn ceilings. For these locations, a paint roller and duct tape can do the trick. Use an extended handle, and then wrap the duct tape around the roller brush with the sticky side out. You may have to roll back and forth across the surface a few times to get all the web pieces.
If you hate dealing with webs, keeping spiders away from your home is essential. There are many ways to prevent spiders including the following:
- Make sure the exterior of your home, including all cracks and gaps, is sealed.
- Ensure that windows and doors are tight-fitting and have intact screens and weatherstripping.
- Turn off your outdoor lighting at night to prevent attracting insects or replace your outdoor lighting with special bug bulbs that can help reduce the insects.
- Keep your home clean and free of crumbs and debris.
- Vacuum and dust regularly to get rid of any spider eggs or nymphs that may be present.
- Hire a professional pest control company to apply a perimeter around your home that will help keep spiders and other insects away.
Anna, TX Pest Control
If you are in need of spider control or help with other pests, contact EcoArmor Pest Defense. Our expert technicians will perform an inspection of your home and create a customized plan to get rid of whatever is bugging you. We are a veteran-owned and operated company and pride ourselves on honest, professional, and quality service. Say good-bye to unwanted pests for good with EcoArmor Pest Defense.