Not all spiders are venomous
Neither are all spiders venomous nor all of them will kill you. Also, people do not die due to spider bites due to the availability of anti-venom. However, red-back and funnel-back are the only 2 dangerous spiders that you need to watch out for. You can take the following precautions in order to save yourselves from spider-bites:
- Shake your shoes properly before putting them on or also while stepping out.
- Install insect screens on doors and windows to keep pests and insects from entering inside.
- Make sure that you wear your shoes even while stepping outside the house at night.
- Remember to always wear gloves when working in the garden.
- Do not leave clothes, bags or towels on the floor as spiders may enter inside and remain there.
Use these techniques to keep spiders away from your house
Read this techniques and follow them if you are worried about spiders taking over your home:
Maintain cleanliness in your house
Pay closer attention to the cleanliness factor of your home. Regular vacuuming and dusting every corner of your home will be essential in keeping off cobwebs. This will make the house unwelcoming for spiders.
Peppermint oil and water solution
Mix peppermint oil and water and spray it all around the house. The smell of this solution will repel spiders easily and keep them from coming into your surroundings for nesting.
Cleaning routine for the kitchen
Clean your cooktops well after cooking. The smell of food also can be inviting for spiders. Ensure there are no crumbs or scraps of food lying anywhere in the house.
Manage moisture build-up
The presence of moisture is also enough to attract spiders to a certain place. Clean out storage spaces, attics, basements and rooms that are closed for longer periods. Doing so will prevent these creepy crawlies from finding any places for nesting. You can also deal with moisture build-up in your house with the help of natural ventilation and dehumidifiers that will also help make the place inhospitable for spiders.
Store food properly
Pasta, cereals, dry food, biscuits, and other eatables need to be stored in airtight containers only. This will make them inaccessible to not just spiders but also other pests trying to forage the insides of the containers for food.
Pay attention to the external radius of your property
The trees, vegetation, tall grasses, leaf litter, leaning branches all can help spiders get into your house. Move the compost bins away from the house if possible. Cover the compost bins properly so as to prevent spiders from getting in. Trim down the overgrown grass, lawn and trees to prevent these pests from hiding inside and then eventually moving into your home.
Doors and windows
The holes present on doors and windows also make it easier for pests such as spiders to enter into your premises. Use chemicals and caulking compounds to seal them. Pay attention to the worn out weather stripping as well. Check the window screens and replace them if they are torn or damaged.
One way or another Australia has a lot of spider population. However, it is also easy to keep them at bay and live peacefully while observing all the necessary precautions and hacks. Do not ignore the presence of these creepy crawlies as they could attract more annoying pests to your house thus also hampering the hygiene of your place.
Make sure you contact your local spider control professionals if you happen to come across active spiders or cobwebs in your home. They will know the exact hiding spots of spiders and also detect other spider colonies throughout the property. Professionals will also provide suggestions on eliminating factors responsible for the infestation so future outbreaks can be prevented.