When you live in Australia, you need to take spider control seriously. After all, Australia is home to some of the most venomous spiders. That's why it's important that you keep spiders out of your home. To do so, you need to take appropriate measures to control the population in your home and in your yard. Here are some easy steps you can take to control the spider population around your home.
Hire an Exterminator
If you're worried about the spider population in your home, the first thing you need to do is hire spider extermination services. Spider control isn't something that you should tackle on your own. First, over-the-counter bug sprays aren't always effective where spider control is concerned. Second, over-the-counter bug sprays can be harmful to your children and to your pets. Finally, over-the-counter bug sprays can wear off quite quickly. To avoid problems with ordinary bug spray, you need to rely on the services of a professional exterminator. Your exterminator will know what pesticides to use to kill the spiders that are invading your home.
Eliminate The Eggs
If you're like most people, you leave the web behind when you kill a spider. Unfortunately, that's one of the worst things you can do when you're trying to control the spider population because there could be spider eggs attached to the webs. Not only that, but the spider webs may capture the helpful insects you have around the house. To prevent those problems, you should remove spider webs as soon as you find them.
Change the Odour of Your Yard
If you want to keep spiders out of your yard, it's time to change the way it smells. The best way to do that is to add some specific plants and trees. First, plant at least one eucalyptus tree. Spiders are deterred by the odour of eucalyptus. Second, add a few mint plants around the yard. Spiders also prefer to avoid the odour of mint. The added scent is a natural way to keep spiders out of your yard and out of your home.
Put Your Pets on Spider Patrol
Finally, if you find spiders around the yard, put your pets to work for you. Spiders prefer their privacy. They also prefer their surroundings to be quiet. That's where your pets come into the picture. Give your pets a free run of your home and yard. That way, the spiders will find somewhere else to hide.
Hello, my name is Frieda, and I have a small phobia of bugs and mice. As a result, I have learned everything possible about keeping these critters out of my home. As I have had all of my old pets artfully positioned by taxidermists, I have also learned niche skills such as keeping pests out of the fur of taxidermy animals. In this blog, I am going to put together the best of everything I know along with some tips from the pros. I hope you find the info you need to live a happy, healthy life in a bug and pest-free home. --Frieda