Spider Prevention 101: Tips for Keeping Arachnids at Bay

Last updated on February 12th, 2024 at 04:19 am

Spiders are a fact of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with them indoors. There are a number of simple steps you can take to keep spiders from coming into your home, and once you’ve made your home less hospitable to these eight-legged pests, they’ll likely stay outside where they belong.

Store boxes in a dark place, such as a basement or garage.

If you’re a fan of cardboard boxes, chances are you’ve got a few stored away somewhere. While these containers are great for moving and storing things, they can also be an attractive home for spiders.

The darkness and humidity inside the box provide perfect conditions for arachnids to live in, so it’s important to store them in a dark place such as your basement or garage (if possible). If you don’t have room for this kind of storage area in your home–or if you don’t have access to one–you should consider keeping your boxes outside until they’re needed again.

Also keep in mind that while some species will only bite humans when provoked physically (and even then only certain individuals), others may bite without provocation because they’re hungry or feel threatened by humans’ presence near them. As such, it’s important not only that we take precautions against being bitten but also make sure our homes aren’t inviting places for unwanted guests like spiders!

Seal off any cracks around doors and windows.

Sealing off any cracks around doors and windows is a great way to prevent spiders from entering your home. As you’re inspecting the exterior of your house, look for gaps in window frames, doorjambs, or other areas where pipes or wires enter the structure.

If you have a crawlspace or basement that’s accessible from the outside of your home (or if you can access it easily through an opening), check there as well! You’ll want to make sure those spaces are sealed off as well so that no spiders can get inside through them

Get rid of unneeded clutter in your home.

To prevent spiders from taking up residence in your home, it’s important to remove any unnecessary clutter. This will help keep spiders at bay, as they prefer dark places where they can hide and breed.

Spiders are known for making their homes in boxes, containers, furniture and other objects that collect dust over time–and they won’t hesitate to move into spaces that have been abandoned by humans. They also tend to live near human activity: if you’ve got a basement full of boxes or an attic overflowing with stuff from when you were moving into your house, chances are good that there’s some spider population living inside those piles too!

So how do you get rid of this clutter? Start by sorting out what needs saving versus what should be thrown away or donated (if possible). Then go through each room individually and make sure there aren’t any pieces left behind before putting everything back together again; this way there won’t be any surprises later down the road when those items come back into use again!

Vacuum regularly to keep spiders from taking up residence inside your home.

Vacuuming is the best way to keep spiders out of your home. Regular vacuuming will help prevent spider webs from forming and, if you have an infestation, remove them from your home.

  • Keep the bag clean: Spiders love dark places where they can hide from predators and prey, so make sure that you change the bag when it’s full. Also, if there are any holes in your vacuum cleaner bags, seal them up with duct tape or another type of adhesive tape before using again!
  • Clean out filters regularly: If a filter isn’t cleaned regularly it could become clogged with dust and debris which could lead to an increase in allergens being released into the air as well as reduce airflow through your machine (making for longer cleaning times). This means that both of these things are bad news bears because they mean less time spent enjoying yourself without having to worry about getting sick due being exposed too much time around dust mites etcetera; but also because they could mean spending more money than necessary on replacing parts such as fans/blowers etcetera..


If you’re worried about spiders, take heart! They are a part of nature and will be around no matter what. But by following these tips, you can keep them out of your home and enjoy a spider-free life.

Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith

I'm Sarah Smith, a good housekeeper, blogger writer. Love to write about housekeeping, cleaning, cooking tips and tricks as well as life hacks related article and share online.

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