Basements are known to house spiders and other pests because they are often humid, quiet, and cluttered with storage. There are plenty of dark corners for a spider to build its web in a typical Canadian basement. And while spiders are effective at keeping other pests under control, they can still make anyone uncomfortable. The following article lists what you can do to get rid of the spiders in your basement and keep them out. For effective spider control within the Greater Toronto Area, contact The Exterminators.
Spiders usually come in small numbers, so you should be able to get rid of them as they come. You can eliminate spiders mechanically by stepping on them with your shoes, hitting them with a flyswatter, or striking them with a rolled-up magazine. You can also get rid of spiders and their webs by using a vacuum cleaner. Alternatively, you can safely get rid of spiders by trapping them each under a cup, sliding a piece of paper underneath it, then taking the cup outside to release them. Spiders may look scary, but they will not fight back.
If you would rather not get close to the spiders, try using pest control products. These can be purchased at your nearest hardware store or home supply shop. You can use sprays to eliminate spiders on contact or to leave a residue that eliminates spiders later, when they touch it. Before buying any pesticides, be sure that they are specifically formulated for spiders and read the instructions carefully. You can also try non-toxic alternatives such as glue traps, which catch the spiders that crawl onto them. Likewise, diatomaceous earth is totally natural and causes spiders and insects to dry out.
The most effective way to get rid of spiders permanently is to address the causes of the infestation. Reduce clutter and keep the basement as tidy as possible. Because spiders are insectivores, remove everything that would attract other bugs like ants and houseflies. Always clean up after a snack in the basement and store foods in tightly sealed containers. Set up a dehumidifier to manage the humidity and check that your faucets do not leak. Finally, seal every crack and crevice that could be letting bugs in with a silicone caulking or expanding foam. Replace all broken bug screens.
If you are unsure of what is causing your spider problem, reach out to a professional pest remover. Professionals have the training and experience to identify the causes of any pest issue and the resources to get rid of them effectively. The technicians at The Exterminators would be happy to help you get rid of the spiders in your basement. We offer a variety of solutions to all household pests and guarantee every one of our services. For safe, effective, and long-lasting spider control, call The Exterminators: 647-496-2211.