If you have a problem with spiders in your home or office, is pest control a viable solution? In this article, we’ll give you the answer.
Spiders can be a big problem in some homes and offices throughout Australia, especially in Queensland where the weather is more tropical and leaving doors and windows open is tempting.
But can pest control effectively kill spiders? This is something we’ll discuss here, as well as how long it takes to work, what time of year is most effective for pest control targeting spiders and when to call in the experts.
So Can Pest Control Kill Spiders?
Yes, pest control is very effective for killing or eradicating spiders in the home or office. In our experience, the pest control services we provide have been successful in killing or removing most species of spiders from our clients’ properties.
Prevention is Key
While it’s a good idea to have a pest control service performed on your property as soon as you see spiders starting to invade, it’s good practice to arrange for routine pest control services if you want to avoid any type of insect infestation (particularly spiders).
Is One Service Enough to Kill Spiders with Pest Control?
Most of the time, one service from our pest control experts is enough to eradicate spiders from your home or office. However, it does sometimes depend on the extent of your infestation.
If your spider problem is quite severe, our qualified team members may have to arrange for two or three visits to fully control the situation. However, this is something we – and any pest inspector worth their salt – should discuss with you prior to taking on the job.
Can I Expect Results Right Away?
You may start to see results straight away. However, it does depend on how many spiders were on your property to begin with (as we’ve said before). It can take up to 6 weeks for pest control to be fully effective, so this is something to keep in mind when arranging a service.
Are Pest Control Services Guaranteed?
Nothing is absolute so while we do expect that you should see a reduction in spiders after pest control services in most areas, this may not always be the case.
If you live near bushland or scrub prone regions, pests like spiders may not be something you can completely eradicate. We recommend consulting with your professional pest inspector regarding any guarantees on services.
Is There a Certain Season You Should Avoid Pest Control for Spiders?
Some experts do suggest that you avoid pest control services for spiders in summer. This is because they are most prevalent in this season and help the ecosystem function by managing other insects that attack flowers and plants.
DIY Methods for Controlling Spiders
If you’re looking for a more family friendly way of controlling spiders in your home or office, consider these suggestions.
Peppermint & Lemon Oil
Spiders hate mint and lemon, so filling a spray bottle with water and up to 15 drops of each of these essential oils may be a deterrent.
A more obvious method of deterring spiders from your home or office is to seal the entrances more completely. If your screen door has a tear in it you’ve been meaning to fix, it’s an entrance for spiders and other creepy crawlies you’ve been trying to avoid. Now’s the time to fix it!
Turn Off Outside Lights
Spiders love to eat insects that are drawn to the light. Leaving outside lights on could be the same as putting out the welcome mat for a hungry spider on the search for prey.
When to Call in the Experts From Sun Dry
When it comes down to it, the safe removal (or controlled eradication) of spiders from your property can be a tricky thing.
That’s why we think it’s always best to contact our team at Sun Dry for expert advice and assistance in the relocation and safe removal of spiders.
If you need help with problem spiders on your property, contact the team at Sun Dry today.