“The incy wincy spider climbed up the water spout!”
Well, the first line of this kindergarten poem gives us a hint as to where we may find spiders hidden in our home sweet home. From walls to water spouts, spiders can be found everywhere. As a matter of fact, there are 40,000 species of spiders that can be found all over the world!!
Common house spiders are generally considered harmless, but hey, wait on just a second. All spiders are not as innocent as they look. In many dry areas like the deserts of Saudi Arabia, the poisonous and deadliest varieties of spiders are found. Just a single bite of these creatures can lead to huge blisters, lesions and severe allergic reactions. Spider bites, in some cases, can prove to be fatal as well.
That’s not all! The daily webby mess that they create in our humble abodes can lead to unhygienic living conditions. This acts as an open invitation to many diseases and viral infections. Small children play with webs then eat with the same unwashed hands. This can lead to severe stomach infections.
But is there any solution? Well, getting panicked is certainly not one of them. Here are some handy Spider Control tips which help us get rid of the eight legged creeps.
LOCATE THE HIDE OUTS:
Start by locating the hideouts of spiders in and around your house. The most common hiding places and breeding grounds of spiders include old books, old clothes, curtains and old beddings. Along with this, you can find spiders in air vents, porches, garages or store rooms which are kept dark and closed during most part of the year. Spiders even tend to hide under rocks and stones around the house.
CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS:
Cleanliness is the way to go when it comes to getting rid of spiders. So arm yourself with a long handed duster and clean off all the spider webs that you come across in your home. Shake and dust all the old books, clothes, beddings and curtains for a clean, spic and span spider free home.
TIGHT THEM UP:
After a thorough cleaning, look out for all the tiny and big crevices in and around the house. Seal them tightly. These include window panes, air vents, plumbing leaks and water spouts. If sealing is not an option, then spray them with repellants.
LET THERE BE LIGHT:
Don’t keep the rooms like stores and garages closed for long time periods. The dark, gloomy and stale environment of these rooms presents a perfect hideout and breeding ground for spiders. Open these places from time to time, let them be exposed to air and sunlight on regular basis. Clean them occasionally as well. The spiders will be on the run in no time.
These simple and easy to do Spider Control tips will surely keep the spiders at bay. It’s time to gear up for the spring – cleaning and bid farewell to our unwanted webby friends.