Oh boy! Itsy-Bitsy spider is cute and jolly only when you sing it, but when it starts climbing on your leg instead on the water spout it looks like Boogeyman! Yeah, spiders are the creepiest creatures alongside with roaches and other tiny insects.
I know that these eight-legged furry creatures have their role in our ecosystem such as eating other bothering insects (mosquitoes), but I can’t stand the idea of spiders in my house or on my porch. Summer nights are not fun anymore when you slap yourself of mosquitoes and spiders.
Apart of their benefits, spiders are spiders and if one bites you, trust me, you won’t become Spiderman. Instead, a big and itchy bump will appear that will make you scratch until you bleed. However, you can keep these disgusting tiny creatures away from your yard and house if you use the right solutions.
Since spiders are not insects, using insecticides is not the best remedy you can use to kill spiders, because they will use their legs to lift their bodies.
Get Rid Of Spiders In Your Yard
One of the most effective chemical products for spiders is diatomaceous earth
This product isn’t a liquid spray but it controls unwanted pests. DE is crushed into a fine non-toxic powder which can be used as an organic option to get rid of pests. Even if spiders don’t crawl, the moment when they will get into contact with this powder will dehydrate. DE is not harmful to people or pets, but you should be careful when handling it because you may inhale the dust and it will affect your throat.
As a matter of fact you can use it both indoor and outdoor to control a various range of pests: spiders, cockroaches and earwigs would be some of them.
Another option is to call your local pest-control team.
How To Use Diatomaceous Earth In The House?
In one gallon of water mix 2 tablespoons of DE powder until it dissolves. Pour the mixture in a spray bottle and spray it all over the access points: front door, windowsill, basement, cracks – which, by the way, you have to seal them in order to prevent spider infestation.
Another option in getting rid of spiders is putting chestnuts in the area where spiders build their cobwebs. I don’t know why, but it seems that spiders are afraid of chestnuts. Yeah, how nuts is that?
Tip: Growing a chestnut in your backyard is another safe option in getting rid of spiders.