How to Get Rid of Those Nasty Cobwebs

Effective Strategies to Eliminate and Prevent Cobwebs in Your Home

Even with the cleanest home, if left unchecked, cobwebs start to form. One minute they’re not there. The next, you find them in every single corner of your home. This means you’re living with a spider… somewhere. Yuck.

The webs of cobweb spiders are sticky, so they attract dust and lint. They have no place in your home. Here are some great tips for removing those cobwebs and getting rid of them once and for all.

Get Rid of Cobwebs As Soon As You See Them

Watch for cobwebs. They have this ability to appear out of thin air — for unknown reasons. It’s likely because dust starts to collect on them or the light shines on them just the right way. Make note of the cobwebs you see and start cleaning them. It’s common to find cobwebs in the corners of your room, on light fixtures, and under furniture.

There are a few ways that you can remove cobwebs from your home. One solution is to use a handheld vacuum. Just put that sucker up to the cobweb and BAM! It’s gone.

Another solution is to use a duster. Sometimes a vacuum doesn’t reach the places you need it to go — like behind furniture. The duster will allow you to get into the nooks and crannies of your house. You can sweep around the door frames and windows. If you don’t have a duster, you can always make one by putting an old sock or cloth on the end of a broom.

How to Prevent Cobwebs Inside Your House

The easiest way to prevent cobwebs from forming your house is to use sprays, either basic spider killer sprays or friendly chemicals like essential oils. I know most people don’t want harmful chemicals in the home, so you can create a spray from neem oil or lemon.

To make a neem based spray, mix two tablespoons of dish soap into warm water. Then, add about an ounce of neem oil. Take the spray and place it around the areas of your home that you noticed cobwebs forming. Some great places are the corners of your room, window sills and screens, and behind furniture. Just be careful in the amount that you spray so you avoid any damage to your walls or furniture.

Spiders taste through their legs so they will hate your spray. They will likely try to find somewhere else to hide, so you will have to periodically still look for cobwebs.

How to Prevent Cobwebs Outside Your House

The best way to prevent cobwebs is to stop them from entering your home in the first place. During the winter and the fall, spiders retreat to the warmth of your home. Seal any possible openings like cracks and door frames. Make sure your screens are repaired and in place. Spray the perimeter of your house with an insecticide or other spray. If you take the proper steps to keep them out, you won’t have to do all of the work of removing cobwebs.

Without the work of removing cobwebs, you can keep your home cleaned longer and have an inviting atmosphere. If you have any cleaning needs, like cobweb removal, St. Pete’s Maids does can help. Schedule your cleaning today!