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How to Get Rid of Spider Webs

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Spider webs are bound to pop up in your home when the tiny web weavers make their way inside. Oftentimes, you'll notice cobwebs in hard-to-reach places that may be tough for you to get to without the right equipment. Spring Into Clean has some tips that can help you learn how to get rid of spider webs safely, or you can call on us to handle the sticky mess for you.

Get Your Vacuum Attachments Ready

With spider webs found high in the corners and creases of your walls, you're going to need to get the attachments ready that come with your vacuum cleaner. These extend the reach of the appliance so you can suck away the webs found at the highest heights. Be sure to check in the corners of your floors as well, and behind furniture. You may need to use your attachment to reach back there, too.

Broom Handle Meet Sock

If your vacuum doesn't come with attachments, or you're still having trouble reaching, try your broom handle. You can easily add a sock to the end of it that will help wipe away the sticky cobwebs you're seeing. It's a great use for that one sock you still have lying around without a match. You could use a cleaning cloth or rag as well, but it won't hold on as well as a sock can.

Wash Any Fabrics

If you've found some webs on fabric items, such as your curtains, you can easily wash these to get them uncontaminated from any spider residue. If they're especially covered, you may want to use an old sock or even a lint roller first to help remove some of the sticky material before you put it in your washing machine. You wouldn't want too much buildup inside to prevent proper cleaning.

Don't Forget the Outside!

Spider webs found in the cracks of exterior windows and doors may seem like no big deal, but it can lead to some consequences for the interior of your house. You never know when those tiny creatures will make their way inside, since they can fit through even the smallest crevices. They may even make their way in when you open said door or window. Wipe down the webs outside your house so spiders are more likely to avoid coming in after.

Dab Essential Oils in Your Doorways

Certain essential oils help repel spiders. You can pour a few drops on a cotton ball and dab them in your doorways and near your windows. Put some in all the cracks and crevices you normally found webs as well. This should deter the creatures from making themselves at home inside your place. A few essential oils to try include:

  • Eucalyptus oil

  • Lemon oil

  • Peppermint oil

  • Tea tree oil

Move Potted Plants Away From Your House

Potted plants are a major attraction for spiders and other insects. You should not have them within a few feet of your house outside. If you do, make sure to move them farther away so the tiny arachnids are not as likely to get close to your abode. Indoor plants can attract them as well. You may need to look into finding spider-repellent plants if you hope to keep any inside. Mint plants, lemon balm, basil, and marigolds are just a few options that spiders tend not to like.

If you're truly afraid of spiders, or don't have the time or energy to handle the task yourself, let Spring Into Clean handle it for you. Book a clean with us and a professional will get the spider webs out of your home so you can live insect-free. Just be sure to practice prevention in the future.


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