How to Spider-Proof Your Basement

Natural Methods to Keep Them Out

Six Most Common Types of Spiders Found in NJ

Spiders are introverted pests in your home. They’d rather stay far away from you. For many homes, that makes the basement a great place for them to call their own. Learn how to spider-proof your basement to keep these eight-legged creepy-crawlies out of your space.

How to Spider-Proof Your Basement

  • Seal Cracks. They need to get in somehow, so don’t make it easy for them.
  • Kick out Other Pests. Spiders come into your house to eat the other pests that make your home their own. By diligently getting rid of other insects, the spiders will have less access to food, and you’ll eventually see less of them around.
  • Keep your space tidy. Pests need places to hide, and a messy space leaves plenty of spots to hang out.
  • De-Web. Spiders will happily make their nearly invisible homes within your home, which have the additional function of sustaining spiders by catching food for them. You can encourage your spiders to build their webs outside your home rather than inside by running your vacuum along the places where the walls meet the ceiling and floor, which are the dark and inaccessible corners where spiders prefer to reside.
  • Natural Methods. There are a few natural methods you can use to keep spiders at bay. Spiders are averse to the scent of eucalyptus. Sprinkling eucalyptus oil or spreading eucalyptus leaves on your furniture, in corners, and in your closet will discourage spiders from building their homes there. White vinegar contains acetic acid that harms spiders, so by using a diluted vinegar solution you can safely and successfully repel these unwelcome guests.

Call Green Pest Solutions to Keep Spiders Out.

Every home has spiders, so it’s not a cause for concern if you find a couple arachnids sharing your space. However, they are the exterminators of the pest world, so they go where there are other pests they can eat. So, if you suddenly see an overwhelming number of spiders, you might be dealing with a bigger pest infestation. Call Green Pest Solutions today at 877-636-9469 for help with a variety of pest control services.