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Spider treatment is inevitable since there are over 1,400 species of spiders in Canada. Yet only four common house spiders are poisonous to humans. Many people have arachnophobia, a debilitating fear of spiders; but most spiders do not pose a threat to human health. Unfortunately when their nests or webs are disturbed, spiders can get aggressive. As a result, it is best to let professionals deal with this issue.
There are various ways homeowners can protect themselves from a spider invasion. The best treatment starts with prevention. Keeping your house clean, decluttered, and debris free is crucial.
Spider treatment is necessary to get rid of an infestation. Thankfully most spider venom is non-toxic to humans. However, there are always exceptions. Use this guide to figure out which type of spiders you are dealing with in your home in North America. Mild to severe allergic reactions can occur depending on our skin sensitivity.
Spider Treatment in Your House
Spiders prey on other household nuisances, like moths, fleas, roaches, mosquitos, flies, and other spiders. Therefore, they help control the pest population. However, throughout their life cycle, spiders breed. One spider egg sac has between 100 to 3,000 eggs. No one wants that many spider eggs hatching in their home!
A few spiders are venomous in Canada. These include black widows, wolf spiders, yellow sacs, and some sightings of brown recluses, but they are less common. Yellow Sac spiders are not native to Canada, and people usually confuse them with brown recluses. However, yellow sacs have entered our northern country via shipments of grapes.
Top Five Spiders You Find In Your Backyard in Ontario
These are the most common eight-legged friends you will find in Ontario. To identify these spiders, look at pictures of them here.
- Banded Garden Spider
- Cross Orbweaver
- Yellow Garden Spider
- Cob Weaver
- Yellow Sac Spider
Where Do Spiders Like to Hide In Homes?
Spiders don’t want to be around the action. They prefer to stay in dark places, so they are not bothered. Remember, they also need to be close to food and water. There are several spaces around your residence that need to be decluttered and cleaned often to prevent spider infestation.
- ceiling corners
- under furniture
- light fixtures
- pantry – keep all food covered
- storage spaces
Recommendations For Keeping Spiders Away From Your House
- Using a broom, sweep away cobwebs around your house and especially clean out the eaves of your home.
- Move all garbage cans away from your house since spiders love to be close to where insects hang out.
- Trim the trees and bushes touching the house’s walls to create a space between them.
- Get rid of all rotten wood and leaves around the foundation of your house.
- Check your door frames, doorways, basement walls, and windows for cracks and seal them up if necessary.
Home Spider Treatments
Try these recommendations if you want to keep spiders away from your home using natural products.
- Vinegar: Mix 50/50 vinegar and water and spray the liquid directly on spiders to burn them. Not exactly the kindest thing to do, but it is effective.
- Peppermint essential oil: Mix 20 drops of this oil with water in a 20-ounce spray bottle and spray in problem areas. Spiders hate peppermint and will stay away.
- Natural substances: Placing lemon juice, dry baking soda, cinnamon, or a water tobacco mixture around your house can keep spiders away from specific areas.
- Getting a pet that naturally hunts spiders, like cats and frogs, could be a good option.
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