How to keep spiders out of your home this autumn and winter – RSVP Live

Recommended by Dikshit Aryal, Published on September 10th, 2020

Its official lads, spider season has arrived and we are not happy about it! Dont get us wrong, we have absolutely nothing against the eight legged creatures, but were not so keen on sharing a bed with them for the next few months. Spider season in Ireland usually starts in the first or second week of September, so dont say we didnt warn you!

Before we get into how to keep them at bay, why are we suddenly finding ourselves bombarded with creepy crawlies right now? Well, as the weather gets colder they come indoors to mate, and sneak up on us when we least expect it seemingly

According to Professor Adam Hart, an entomologist at the University of Gloucestershire "80 per cent of the spiders people see are males".

They come inside to hunt for the females that "stay put" indoors where as females are typically seen in the garage or windowsill in their webs.

So how do we keep our homes free of spiders? It's actually not that difficult - but put the peppermint down, Hart says not to believe old wives' tales. Instead, he suggests keeping your home tidy will do the trick - well if we ever needed a reason to get off the couch and do the house work...

Spiders will have much fewer places to hide if you keep your clutter and dirt at home to a minimum. Crumbs and leftover foods can attract other pests which will in turn attract spiders, so make sure to take out bins and clean surfaces regularly.

Ways to spider-proof your home are:

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And if all else fails? Call the exterminator!

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