The 7 Most Effective Ways to Keep Spiders Out of Your Basement
If you see a spider in your basement, you should probably move.
Or set the basement on fire.
Or wear a hazmat suit whenever you absolutely have to go down there.
Too extreme? Maybe.
But if you insist, we can offer some tips on how to keep spiders out of your basement.
There’s a rumor going around that spiders are actually beneficial, eating other nuisance insects, so you should leave them alone.
You didn’t hear that from us. Keep spiders out of your basement with these tips:
1. Spiders in Your Basement? Consider a Cat
They’re good hunters and think spiders are tasty treats.
2. Fill Outside Gaps or Cracks
Inspect the exterior of your home for any cracks in the foundation or gaps forming in your roof or under your doors.
Fill them, to keep spiders out of your basement.
3. Check Indoor Plants
Spiders like hiding in the leaves of indoor plants and spinning webs there to catch tasty insects.
Check your plants every few days for spiders and remove them if you find any.
4. Turn Off Outside Lights
Your outdoor lights are like welcome mats for flies, mosquitoes, moths, and other insects spiders love to eat.
Turn them off when you can. Get rid of their dinner, and you’ll get rid of spiders.
5. Keep Landscaping Tidy
Spiders love to spin webs and hang out in messy landscaping — overgrown plants, piles of debris, grass clipping, leaf piles.
Don’t let plants grow too close to your home’s foundation to help keep spiders out of your basement.
Trim, prune, clear out.
6. Check Door and Window Screens
Repair any tears or cracks where spiders can skitter through. Ditto for door seals. Are they tight?
7. The Best Way to Keep Spiders Out of Your Basement?
Three words: perimeter pest control.
This outdoor barrier protection helps prevent bugs from entering your home and foundation.
Perimeter pest control focuses on prevention – carrying out insect control before bugs make it into your home and begin to cause problems.
Lawn Buddies technicians spray around the perimeter of your home and yard to send spiders packing for about three months.
Technicians typically treat about three feet up on the house and six feet out, creating a wide protective barrier around the house that includes the landscaping and lawn directly around your home.
The spray leaves a residue on surfaces that kills spiders and other insects and continues to work for up to three months.
Since the treatment is performed outside, no chemicals are applied inside your home.
In fact, perimeter pest control treatments don’t even require anyone to be home at the time they’re applied.
Bonus: we’ll deliver your insect control while we’re already on your property for lawn care treatments. No extra hassle for you.
Extra bonus: While our perimeter pest control gets rid of spiders, it also takes out other insects like ants, earwigs, box elder bugs, wasps, fleas, and beetles.
Is Perimeter Pest Control Worth the Cost?
It’s a lot cheaper to pay for perimeter pest control now than it is to deal with an infestation later.
A whole year of perimeter pest control is significantly cheaper than a one-time exterminator treatment. And it’s safer for you and your family, too.
What’s the Cost of Perimeter Pest Control?
Lawn Buddies perimeter pest control services in Idaho Falls and Boise, ID can be added to our Complete Lawn Care Program.
Perimeter pest control treatments start at $69.
Is Your Lawn Ready for a New Best Friend?
You’re big. Spiders are creepy, but little. Take charge.
The first step to taking advantage of Lawn Buddies perimeter pest control is to sign up for our 6-step complete lawn care program.
You’ll be glad you did.
Choose an Idaho Falls or Boise professional lawn care service that makes it easy, bundling your yard’s most-needed treatments into one convenient, no-fuss plan.
Fertilizing, weed control, grub control. Done. Add pest control. Double done.
We’ve got your back.
Got a few minutes? That’s all you need to get started. You can simply:
Fill out the form on this page.
Call us at (208) 656-9131.
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Then kick back and relax in your healthy, thriving yard and pest-free home.
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