Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, is one of the most common phobias in the world. And it’s not hard to see why – with their eight legs and beady eyes, spiders can be pretty creepy!
There are plenty of ways to keep those eight-legged critters out of your home while waiting for the Innovative Pest Solutions experts to show up at your door. In fact, you can make effective homemade spider traps right in your own home using simple household items.
In this blog post, we’ll show you how to create several types of homemade spider traps to help you eliminate those unwanted guests in no time. From sticky traps to essential oil sprays, we’ve got you covered. So sit back, relax, and get ready to become a spider-fighting pro!
Try Out an Essential Oil Spray
Are you tired of constantly dealing with pesky spiders invading your home? Well, we’ve got just the solution for you! Creating your own spider prevention spray using essential oils is an easy and natural way to repel spiders and keep them out of your living space. Plus, it’s a fun DIY project you can do at home!
First, you’ll need to choose the essential oils you want. Spiders dislike many essential oils, including peppermint, lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, and citrus. You can use one or a combination of these oils for your spider prevention spray.
Once you have your essential oils picked out, gather your materials. You’ll need a spray bottle, essential oils, and water. Make sure the spray bottle is clean and empty before you begin.
Next, fill the spray bottle with water, leaving enough space for the essential oils. Add 10-15 drops of your chosen essential oils to the spray bottle. Close the spray bottle and shake it well to combine the water and essential oils.
Then, it’s time to spray your homemade spider prevention solution around your home. Focus on areas where spiders are likely to enter, such as windowsills, doorways, and corners. You can also spray the solution directly on spiders to repel them.
It’s essential to reapply the spray every few days or as needed since the scent of the essential oils will eventually fade. Give it a try and see how it works for you!
Homemade Spider Traps: Just Use Adhesive!
Making a homemade spider sticky trap is an easy and effective way to catch spiders in your home. Here are the steps to create your own spider sticky trap:
- You will need a piece of cardboard, a pair of scissors, a ruler, some tape, and a non-toxic adhesive such as glue or honey.
- Cut the cardboard into a rectangular shape, approximately 8 inches by 5 inches.
- Using a ruler, mark a line down the center of the cardboard, dividing it into two halves.
- Apply a generous amount of adhesive (glue or honey) onto one side of the cardboard.
- Fold the cardboard along the centerline, pressing the two halves together to create a crease. This will help the trap stay in place.
- Add a piece of tape to the top of the trap, leaving a loop at the end to hang it up.
- Place the trap in areas where spiders are likely to travel, like windows, doors, or in corners.
- Check the trap daily and dispose of any spiders that are caught. Replace the trap as needed.
Making these homemade spider traps allows you to catch spiders safely and effectively. Plus, it’s a fun DIY project that can be done with materials you likely already have at home. Just be sure to place this trap far away from the prying hands (or paws!) of children and pets.
Trap Spiders with Water
One of the easiest and most effective ways to catch spiders is by using a simple mixture of soap and water. Here’s how to make your own spider trap at home:
Mix a dish soap solution and warm water in a bowl or bucket. Use about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of soap per gallon of water. Place the bowl or bucket in an area where you often see spiders. Ensure the container’s rim is slightly above ground level so that the spiders can easily climb in.
Once spiders hop inside, they will become trapped in the soapy water and drown. When the trap is full of spiders or the water becomes dirty, dispose of the solution and refill the container with fresh soap and water.
If those don’t work, you can always try other homemade spider traps or buy one of your own!
What about Pest Control?
However, we understand that sometimes DIY solutions may not be enough to completely eliminate a spider infestation. That’s where Innovative Pest Control comes in. Our experienced professionals are trained to handle all types of pest problems in Raleigh, including spiders.
If you’re still struggling with a spider problem or want to prevent one from happening in the first place, give us a call today. Our team of experts is ready to help you find a customized pest control solution that fits your needs and budget. Don’t settle for less than the best for your Raleigh pest control – trust Innovative Pest Control to get the job done right.