Spiders can be both a threat and an annoyance.
How do you get rid of them? Well, it’s all about understanding their habits and taking action accordingly.
There are many types of spiders that find homes outside, some more dangerous than others.
Some will even leave webs around the ground to trap prey!
So how can you keep them away from your deck or patio?
Let’s start now.
Why Do You Need to Keep spiders Away Outside your Deck?
- 1 Why Do You Need to Keep spiders Away Outside your Deck?
- 2 How to get rid of spiders outside deck
- 3 What Kills Spiders and Keep them Away?
- 4 What is the Best Spider Repellent?
- 5 What is the Best Spider Killing Spray?
- 6 Conclusion
Spiders are an inconvenience, but can also cause damage if they get inside your home.
The reasons to keep spiders away from your deck are many. Spiders can be dangerous to both you and your pets.
They can also create an unsightly mess on your deck, and they can damage the wood itself.
They eat other bugs that might otherwise bother you or even carry diseases like Lyme disease.
It’s important to keep them away from your deck so that they cannot come inside or get on your furniture.
How to get rid of spiders outside deck
Even if you don’t want to, it’s best to get in touch with professional exterminator if you’re dealing with anything like an infestation, such as a spider nest, and ensure that all the spider eggs that may be lying around are removed.
If spiders have built their home outside your deck space but you’re still seeing them inside, there are a few things you can do:
Clear the deck of all spider webs.
You can either remove them yourself or use a web-removing tool.
Remove all available places for spiders to set up shop.
This includes getting rid of any leaves, branches, and other debris that may be lying around.
In charge of the lighting
If you’re using outdoor lights, make sure they’re not attracting spiders to your deck.
Set up spider traps to keep the insects at bay.
You can either make your own or buy one online or in a store, but they should be placed near spiders’ favorite spots on your deck space.
Close up any holes.
If there are cracks around railings, windowsills, doors, etc., fix them up to keep spiders from getting in.
Keep a pet at home.
Pets can help get rid of spiders, as they’re not usually fans of the insects either.
Use an electronic repellant
If you’re really struggling to keep spiders away, there are electronic repellants available on the market that may do the trick.
By keeping spiders away from your deck, you can ensure that they don’t invade the space and damage either the wood or anything else in it – such as furniture, plants, etc.
What Kills Spiders and Keep them Away?
You can kill spiders with an insecticide and also keep them away with it. Insecticides are different than spider-killing sprays. If you have a serious spider infestation, you may need to hire an exterminator. They will be able to get rid of spiders for you.
Insecticides come in three types- contact poisons, stomach poisons, and repellents.
Contact poisons work by spiders coming in contact with the poison. It will usually kill them on contact.
Stomach poisons are ingested by the spiders. Once eaten, it will start to digest them from the inside out. It can take a few days for the spider to die.
Repellents are non-toxic to spiders, but will prevent them from coming inside.
Spider Killing Sprays
These come in a pressurized can and kill spiders when they walk through the spray. One application may be all that is necessary to get rid of spiders if you keep up with it between applications. Be careful where you point the spray, as you don’t want to end up spraying yourself.
Hiring an Exterminator
If spiders are becoming a serious problem for you, hiring an exterminator may be the best solution. They will have access to insecticides that are not available to the general public. They also know how to apply them in a way that spiders will be killed quickly and efficiently.
What is the Best Spider Repellent?
The best spider repellent will depend on where spiders are a problem.
For spiders outside, the best solution is to use an insecticide mixed with soap and water.
- Mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent in two cups of water.
- Add about 20 drops of any essential oil that repels spiders into it (cedar, peppermint, rosemary, lemon grass).
- Add the mixture into a spray bottle.
Spray spiders directly to kill them quickly.
Keep in mind that it may not be safe for pets or children if they come into contact with it so keep everyone out of its way while you are applying this solution outside.
To repel spiders inside use cedar, peppermint, and eucalyptus oil.
You can mix these oils together or use them separately.
Add a few drops of the essential oil to water in a spray bottle.
Spray around doors, windows, cracks, and other areas spiders may enter.
Be sure to test an inconspicuous spot before spraying the oil directly on furniture or other surfaces.
You can also use a cotton ball to apply the oil to door frames, window frames, and other places spiders may enter your home.
Reapply as needed.
Another way to repel spiders is by using natural herb pouches.
These work well if you have pets or children as they are non-toxic.
You can make your own herb pouches or buy them pre-made.
To make your own:
Fill a small muslin bag with fresh rosemary, thyme, peppermint, lavender, and sage.
Secure the bag with a ribbon or string.
Hang the bag in areas where spiders are a problem.
Replace the herbs as needed.
Citrus deterrents also work well to keep spiders away.
You can use lemon, lime, or grapefruit peels.
Place them around your home in areas spiders frequent.
The spiders will not like the smell and will be deterred from entering your home.
If spiders are a problem outside, you can plant apple hedges around your deck or patio to keep spiders away.
The smell of the leaves keeps spiders at bay so they stay away from that spot on your property. You may also want to try cedar mulch as it is an added deterrent for spiders.
What is the Best Spider Killing Spray?
The best spider killing spray depends on where spiders are a problem, how much money you want to spend, and your level of expertise.
If spiders are outside in dark areas or corners then consider using a pressurized can that will kill spiders when they walk through the spray.
Be sure to read the directions carefully as some sprays are not safe for use near children or pets.
If spiders are a problem inside, then an insecticide may be the best solution.
Insecticides come in a variety of forms such as aerosols, foams, liquids, and powders.
To get rid of spiders outside your home, it’s best to utilize a mix of many different approaches.
You can do this by following one or more of the tips in this article.
Remember that patience is key when trying to remove these critters from your property so you’ll want to be persistent in order for them to go away for good.
If any other spider-related problems persist after you’ve followed all these recommendations, please contact us and we’ll help take care of it!