(Closed) Getting rid of spiders?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
733 posts
Busy bee

If you get rid of their food, you get rid of the spiders. Hire a pest company.

Post # 3
819 posts
Busy bee

I haven’t dealt with spiders specifically, but maybe apple cider vinegar will get rid of the flies/food? We’ve had great success with mixing up some dish soap and apple cider vinegar in a little container and then covering it up with a piece of plastic wrap with holes in the top. The cider draws the flies in, the holes let them get to the cider, the dish soap and plastic prevent them from getting back out. It’s a pain to clean out, but it’s pretty effective.

Post # 4
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would hire a pest control company to deal with the flies and spiders both. 

Post # 5
869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Try peppermint oil. In a spray bottle, Mix 10-15 drops into 12 oz of water. Spray away.


Post # 7
893 posts
Busy bee

using poison could inadvertently poison other animals, mainly birds (from eating the spiders). 

my sister once heard that if you are diligent about sweeping the spiders and their webs out of your home and really staying on top of it, they will not come back in such great numbers. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but maybe they learn that that area is not so hospitable to them and will keep away.

Post # 8
5954 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

SithLady :  I don’t have a solution, but wanted to say I lived in FL for 5 years and those orb spiders are no joke! Big suckers! I only ever saw them while out hiking, thank goodness. Never in the house. Aaaahhhh! Run for your lives!!

Post # 9
4231 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I know this may sound extreme, but follow me. 

My childhood home had a problem with Daddy Long Legs spiders on and around our back deck. We tried sprays, traps, you name it! My Mom is TERRIFIED of spiders…and they were starting to get into the house. My Dad pulled up a few boards of the deck during breeding time, destroyed every egg sack and replaced the earth under the deck with sand and stones. It didn’t fully solve the problem…but it dramatically cut down on them.

Post # 11
1216 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

My friend uses chestnuts to keep spiders at bay, it works a treat

Post # 14
25 posts
  • Wedding: May 2017

Get a pump sprayer and purchase a chemical called deltamethrin. It’s a strong spray that kills almost any spider, but won’t have wild life. The manufacturer is Bayer health and the spray is called suspend sc. 

Post # 15
1977 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

Nothing useful to add on how to get rid of them as I’m not familiar with those spiders but I had a huge phobia of spiders and went on a spider phobia course at a zoo last month. There was a woman there who slept with sheets around her bed every night covered in conkers and chestnut oil. These things don’t work but they made her feel safe. Another person crashed their car when a spider fell on their lap. At the end of the day I held a tarantula and no longer fear spiders. I actually think they are pretty amazing

Anyway…I think you’ll have to go with the proper chemicals now like PPs have suggested. 

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