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How to get rid of spiders

Spiders are one of the most incredible creatures on earth and we can certainly appreciate them for keeping away pests like flies or mosquitoes, but that doesn’t mean you want them to set up their home in your closet or behind your bathroom door. Here are some proactive tips to keep spiders away from your property.

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1. Identify your pest

Spider is a common household pest in Sri Lanka which scares many people especially those with phobia for spiders, a condition known as Arachnophobia (fear of spiders). If spotting these hairy creepy crawlies make your hairs stand, you may want to have a closer look around the nooks and crevices in your home to see if they are cobweb-infested harbouring more! Be aware.

It is important to identify the type of spider in your home or workplace, only to put your guard up against dangerous speices. There are two types of dangerous species namely the Black Widow and Brown Recluse spider. Spider bites from these two species are deadly.

Spiders are a predators with 2 body regions, 8 eyes, 4 pairs of slender legs. The males are generally smaller than the females. And contrary to popular belief, female spiders usually do not actually eat the males after mating! Spiders are nocturnal, remaining in cracks and crevices during most of the daytime.

Did you know? Spiders can survive without food for several weeks to a few months.

2. Choose your method

DIY or Professional?

When it comes to getting rid of spiders, you have two basic options: DIY or hire a professional.

The DIY option requires mainly efforts on housekeeping, sanitation and preventive measures. Keeping the place clean, neat and tidy reduces the chance of clutter and debris piling up. A cluttered area makes an attractive nesting and harbourage for spiders. Clutter renders simple housekeeping to be challenging.

Professional spider control by a local pest control company in Sri Lanka is able to correctly identify the spider species through site inspection. Pest control experts understand the biology and habits of different spider types and recommend a targeted spider control solution

DIY spider control option

Spiders are one of the most incredible creatures on earth and we can certainly appreciate them for keeping away pests like flies or mosquitoes, but that doesn’t mean you want them to set up their home in your closet or behind your bathroom door.

When sanitation and housekeeping are probably the best bet in getting rid of spiders in your home or business, home and property owners should take care to prevent and reduce the chances of spiders building a home in your home. Here are some proactive tips to keep spiders away from your property.

Tips on spider removal:

  • Vacuum regularly, high and low — particularly sheltered spots such as beneath worktops, backs of cupboards or under/behind large furniture.
  • Remove noticeable webs — on a regular basis..
  • Fill in gaps — in walls, around pipework and under doors to deter entry.
  • Remove sheltering sites — like firewood piles, garden bags, compost piles and general clutter from near your property.
  • Deter all insects — use lighting in a way that is less attractive to the insects (flies) that spiders feed on.

Useful tips: Wear rubber gloves when moving boxes and containers located in dark areas, like your store room or basement as spiders may have infiltrated into these areas already. A pair of thick gloves may help to minimise your risk of being bitten.

Benefits of a professional spider control service

How to get rid of spiders in your home and business

Crawling along ceilings and climbing walls in the night, these creepy crawlies with 8 legs and 6 eyes, may well possibly crawl into your dark wardrobe and onto your beds. Spider bites when they venture into human spaces and gets itself accidentally trapped.

You would want to get rid of spiders in your home and business because spider bites besides causing painful swelling, could be potentially harmful to humans. Especially spider bites from these two types of spider species: Black Widow and Brown Recluse, are highly dangerous. Seek professional medical care immediately if you have a spider bite, better still to identify the spider type which is responsible for the bite.

While windows are screened and entry points sealed, spiders are able to get into your property when you have:

  • An open air and/or open door environment
  • Gaps around ducting, loose fittings

Conditions favourable for spiders- An open air environment not only allows spiders to come in and build retreat webs, it is also attractive for them as open air invites many insect prey- which means food sources for spiders. Damp (moisture) and dark corners are favourite hotspots for irregular webs therefore all web retreats must be removed. An attractive outdoor of leaf litter, lumbers, logs and landscapes altogether provide good resting and hiding places.

Professional spider control recommends pesticide application by trained pest control technicians. A trusted professional pest control company in Sri Lanka provides consultation and recommendations to keep infestation at bay.

How to choose your pest control professional

To find the right professional pest control company, you need to ensure the entire organization, as well as the pest control technicians are able to fulfill key criteria.

You should expect the same level of competence and duty of care as provided by any other professional service provider.

A good pest partner should be able to anticipate and answer all your health and safety concerns. Services and treatments should be tailored to suit your needs as much as possible.

Crucially a professional should also respect your home, property or business site and operate with the greatest care and attention. He or she should be able to voice any challenges or restrictions right from the start. Equally, as a customer, you should always feel able to voice any concerns and ask as many questions as you need to.

Key criteria for selection:

  1. Certifications - licenses and certifications will demonstrate that your treatments are carried out to the highest industry standard practices.
  2. Personal recommendations - even today, word-of-mouth and personal recommendations can be more powerful than a company’s own word. Speak to neighbors, peers, friends or family to find out about customer satisfaction.
  3. Transparency - complete honesty and transparency early-on regarding the cost, level and duration of treatment required will help you see if the company is reliable.
  4. Expertise & experience - a well established, recognized company can offer a peace of mind in the services provided and its relationship with customers.

Why use Rentokil

With Rentokil Pest Control, you can be assured of complete pest protection.

Our focus on control solutions will ensure complete removal of your pest problem. At the same time, our approach to pest protection will help your home or business remain pest-free long-term.

We have been providing pest control services globally to both homes and businesses for more than 90 years, our expertise in the industry should reassure you of the quality of our service and our expertly trained pest control technicians.

  • We tailor our products to target pests by species.
  • We customize our solutions based on the uniqueness of your home, building or business premises - recognizing that every pest problem is different.
  • We use advanced solutions approved by industry governing bodies - helping to ensure reliability and success.
  • Our large network of entomologists and field biologists support the services and products used by our technicians on-site.

3. Take action

Contact Rentokil today to get rid of your spider problem and eliminate any stress or pest concerns you have in your home or business.

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