Spiders are everywhere. With over 45,000 species worldwide, it is not unusual to find some in the garage. Garages are prone to getting spiders and insects because they are dark, quiet, and more exposed to the outdoors. Spiders commonly build webs near the door to the garage to catch the flies that come in to feed on the garbage or recycling stored inside. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to get rid of the spiders in your garage and keep them under control. For more information on spider control, please call The Exterminators: 647-496-2211.
There are many ways you can get rid of spiders in the garage. The first is to eliminate them yourself by mechanical means. Spiders can easily be crushed by stepping on them with your shoes, hitting them with a flyswatter, or by using something like a rolled-up newspaper. You can also get rid of spiders and their webs with a vacuum cleaner. Spiders in Ontario are nearly harmless and will only bite if you touch them and they feel threatened. If you would rather not hurt a spider, you can trap it in a jar or glass, slide a piece of paper underneath it, then take it outside.
The second way to get rid of spiders is to use pest control products. These can be purchased at your nearest home supply store. Sprays can be used to eliminate spiders on contact or to leave a residue that will eliminate any that crawl over it. Before buying, ensure that the product is specifically formulated for spiders. You can also purchase non-toxic spider traps, like glue traps, which catch any spiders that crawl onto them. Diatomaceous earth is another non-toxic alternative that causes spiders to dry out. Simply powder the corners of the garage with it wherever you have seen spiders.
The long-term solution to having spiders in the garage is to make it less attractive to them and block them out. Remove clutter and do a deep clean. This will get rid of hiding places, spilt food, and unnecessary moisture that attracts bugs. Then, switch to tightly lidded garbage cans and move them to a shed outside if you can. Remember that anything that attracts flies or ants will attract the spiders that eat them. Finally, keep the bugs out by putting some weatherstripping to the bottom of the garage door and sealing any cracks you find in the walls with caulking.
Severe infestations are rare, but if you have been seeing a lot of spider activity or hatchlings in your garage, reach out to the professionals at The Exterminators. We will inspect the situation thoroughly and figure out the causes of your spider problem. A member of The Exterminators team will then get rid of the pests completely with professional-grade pesticides that work better than those available in stores. We guarantee each and every one of our pest control services. Call The Exterminators today for safe, reliable, and affordable spider control: 647-496-2211.