How To Stop False Widow Spiders Coming Into Your House

James —  October 14, 2013 — 1 Comment
False Widow Spider Glue Trap

False Widow Spiders caught in a glue trap

When you consider the dangers of false widow spider bites, the last thing that you want is false widow spiders living in your house!

It’s been reported that lots of false widow spiders are now looking for heat and shelter in people’s houses as the temperatures are dropping outside.

It can be difficult to stop false widow spiders entering your house, and for many households they may already be present, however there are some ways that you can minimise the risk of false widows spiders setting up home in your house:

1. Spider Repellent Spray

One of the ways that false widow spiders are likely to enter your house is through either open doors/windows or cracks in those doors and windows.

One effective way to stop that happening is to use a spider repellant spray like No More Spiders.

These sprays are not harmful to spiders, but are certainly disliked by spiders. This is reported to be a great deterrent for spiders.

You can spray the spider repellent spray around door frames and window frames to stop spiders wanting to come into your home.

Just make sure that you use a spray that is child and pet friendly if you have children or pets in your house.

Spider Repellent Spray is easy and cheap to buy on Amazon.

2. Plug In Spider Repeller Deterrent

The Plug In Spider Repeller Deterrent is a great hassle-free way to deter false widow spiders and other types of spiders from your house. If you have a fear of spiders of any kind or just false widow spiders, this is a must-have!

The plug in repeller deterrents vary, but generally they work in two ways:

Ultrasonic sound waves:
Ultrasonic waves are high-pitched sound waves at frequencies too high for humans and most pets to hear. Ultrasonics are thought to be uncomfortable for spiders and crawling insects. However, ultrasonics waves are like light waves – they do not penetrate solid objects such as walls and cupboards. Which means that ultrasonic devices can only be effective in the room you plug the device into; spiders could hide in the walls, ceilings and in cupboards and behind curtains. Hence the second technology – electromagnetic waves .

Electromagnetic waves:
Once plugged into any ordinary plug socket, the device sends electrical pulses into the wiring of your house. Whenever electricity passes through a wire, electromagnetic waves are created.”

These devices are reasonably priced and an extremely easy way to deter false widow spiders.

A popular and well reviewed plug in of this kind is the PestBye Advanced Plug In Spider Repeller Deterrent.

3. Spider Traps

It is very easy to purchase affordable insect traps which will trap false widow spiders as well as other small insects. These are great for placing near entry points like windows and doors where false widow spiders might enter to enjoy the warmth of your home!

They are glue based and generally non-toxic, but make sure that you check the pack before leaving them around pets or small children.

Insect traps are easy to buy online, for example these poison free glue traps are available cheaply on Amazon.

If hope that this list is helpful in stopping false widow spiders taking up residence in your house. If you feel I have missed anything or have any of your own tips, please leave a comment in the section below.

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