Getting Rid of Spiders in your Fly Screens & Doors
I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say spiders are an unwelcome nuisance during the hotter months.
Even though they love to venture into nooks and crannies, you may also find them lurking around your security screens.
If in the event that you find your screened area inhabited by spiders, here’s some things you can do:
Move any unnecessary objects
Spiders need to feel safe and secure, which unfortunately means they like to hide under inanimate items.
With this in mind, it’s best for you and your home to remove or rearrange any objects that don’t get used often from any screened in area.
This includes old pot plants, chairs and tables and old newspapers. The key here is the more items in this space means the more secure hiding places for spiders.
Seal spaces in door and window sills
Open doors and windows clearly give spiders easy access to the inside of your home, even if there is only a minute space between your window and the window sill. For this reason, it is best to seal all gaps in your door and window frames to deter spiders.
Give it a thorough cleaning
This step is as easy as it gets. Even if there are no visible spiders, every time you vacuum your house, take extra care to clean your fly screens. By vacuuming every bit, you are most likely to not only get rid of the existing spiders, but suck up their spider eggs.
Don’t forget to dust regularly
When you dust these popular spider areas, you aren’t just keeping the area clean, you are also eliminating any source of food that the spiders live on. Hop on your ladder to reach and clean every crevice and corner.
Get your hands on some insect repellent or citrus fruit peelings
Giving your screen enclosed area a good spray of a quality insect repellent will most definitely eradicate most of the living food sources that the spider feeds on. But of course, not everyone likes to use spray insect repellents.
Another way to eliminate the food sources of spiders is to, believe it or not, leave citrus peelings around to fend off spiders.
If you follow these simple steps, you are guaranteed to be left with a screened enclosure that is spider free.
All you need to do next is to relax and enjoy your new outside space.