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How to Get Rid of Spiders

This guide will help you get rid of spiders without harmful chemicals.


  • Step 1: Vacuum carpets and windowsills Vacuum your floors on a regular basis to eliminate any spider eggs. Use an attachment to vacuum corners and windowsills.
  • Step 2: Remove cobwebs Remove cobwebs whenever they appear.
  • Step 3: Use a dehumidifier in the basement Use a dehumidifier to eliminate spiders from your basement.
  • TIP: Maintain a 40 percent humidity level.
  • Step 4: Eliminate the food source Eliminate food sources by exterminating insects the spiders are feeding on.
  • Step 5: Prevent entry Prevent the entry of spiders in your home by sealing your windows and doors.
  • TIP: Install a screen on the outside of your dryer vent to prevent spider entry.
  • Step 6: Use eucalyptus and hedge apples Force spiders out of their hiding spots by putting eucalyptus leaves or hedge apples where you most commonly see spiders.
  • Step 7: Enjoy your home Enjoy your home, free of these unwanted visitors.
  • FACT: The venom of a black widow is 15 times more toxic than rattlesnake venom.

You Will Need

  • Vacuum with attachment
  • Rag
  • Dehumidifier
  • Window and door seals
  • Eucalyptus leaves
  • Hedge apples
  • Dryer screen (optional)

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