If you were to ask any man or woman on the street about their greatest fears, chances are a good percentage of people’s first response would be spiders. These little creatures inspire terror in grown adults like few other things in the world, and in the case of the more poisonous arachnids, with good reason. A bite from a Georgia-native Black Widow or Brown Recluse Spider can seriously ruin your weekend, even kill you. So what can you do to make sure there are no spiders in your Alpharetta home? Beyond a call to Turf Masters Pest Prevention, here are a few tips and tricks to keep your home spider-free.
No more spiders in your Alpharetta home
There are a few things you can do on your own to keep spiders at bay, aside from calling Turf Masters Pest Prevention, of course.
Try peppermint oil, cedar or Borax:Peppermint oil, cedar and Borax are all things spiders truly hate. Depending on your home and what works for you, a little peppermint oil on the inside of your doors and windows, along with a little cedar in your outside areas, especially gardens or wooded areas, can help keep eight-legged pests at bay. Borax is another chemical that spiders won’t get close to, but these more natural alternatives are a better fit for most Alpharetta homes.
Get rid of clutter:Spiders love to make their webs in cluttered areas, so keeping your home clean and free of clutter is a great way to keep the pests away. This goes for outside, as well; too many woodpiles or yard debris around your home are practically an engraved invitation for arachnids.
Get a pet:This tip sounds a little silly, but having a dog or cat around can also keep spiders away. Household pets, especially cats, are known to eat spiders, so a four-legged friend might just help in more ways than you think. Can’t have a pet in the house? Adding ladybugs to your outside areas, especially your garden, can also keep spider populations at bay.
Call Turf Masters Pest Prevention today!
If you’ve tried everything and you are still finding spiders in your home, don’t dismay; Turf Masters Pest Prevention is here to help. Through their initial and quarterly follow-up visits, they will ensure that what might be a greatest fear to some – spiders – don’t take up residence in your home. Give Turf Masters Pest Prevention a call today at 770-545-8688 or request a free quote online. The pros at Turf Masters Pest Prevention are the people you want and need to keep your home pest free.