SPIDER keep other pests out of your home and most of them are harmless – but honestly they are creepy.
If you see a spider in your house, what should you do when the jump scare adrenaline has worn off?
Whether you’re trying to banish dangerous species like brown recluse and black widow, or just don’t want little house spiders to scare you around the house, it’s okay for spiders to stay far, far away.
According to the experts at Tom’s Guide, there’s an easy way to get rid of spiders in your home and stop more from entering.
If you’re a gardener, you might even have the product in your garage or shed: diatomaceous earth.
Gardeners use it for garden pests, but the powder can be just as effective on spiders in your home.
“If a spider comes into contact with diatomaceous earth, it will destroy its exoskeleton, leading to death from dehydration,” the experts write.
The trick is to look for food-grade diatomaceous earth.
The powder is safe to use around pets and people – including small, curious children.
Another advantage? It’s inexpensive, with 4-pound bags of the stuff available online for as little as $8.
To use it, open your bag and take a small scoop and fill it with the powder. While it’s safe, try not to get the powder on your hands.
“Simply sprinkle the powder in small, low-traffic areas around your home, such as under furniture,” the experts write.
Conveniently, spiders also like to congregate in these dark corners.
You can also sprinkle diatomaceous earth along baseboards, window sills, and any other areas where spiders might enter your home.
“Follow directions for best use and avoid using on countertops or anywhere you prepare food,” the experts advised.
If you sweep or vacuum, you can replace the diatomaceous earth afterwards and keep an eye out for arachnid corpses strewn all over the place.
You may even find that ants, cockroaches, and other insects in your home have also died from the powder.
When you’re done, seal your bag of powder tightly or fill it into a large plastic container and pop it back into the sked.
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