Spiders hanging on the house can be quite intimidating. They capture and control insects, but they sometimes make their webs over walkways and doors. No one wants to run into webs or have creepy crawly spiders hanging over their heads. If spiders have taken over the outside of the house, consider these natural ways to get rid of them. It is not necessary to get rid of all of the spiders on a house, but removing and relocating those making their webs in doorways and other areas where people could disturb their webs is a wise idea.
Spiders are excellent hunters that catch and eradicate a wide variety of pests, and they should not be killed – unless of course they are poisonous and pose a threat to life and limb. Allow harmless arachnids to live and do their part to control the insect population. Although they might be ugly and a little frightening, they greatly benefit humans and animals. Get rid of them using natural methods instead of leathal techniques that are unnecessary.
Orb Weavers Often Make Webs on the House
One of the most common spiders that spin their webs on a house is the orb weaver. In the Midwest and other areas of the United States, they seem to suddenly appear around the end of summer and steadily grow to substantially by the onset of fall. They often spin their tangled webs from porch lights, overhangs, and from siding, and people can inadvertently come in contact with their snares. This is why many folks want to get rid of the webs and their inhabitants that hang from the house.
Use a Hose to Get Rid of Spiders on a House
For those not wanting to get anywhere near the spiders that happen to make their webs on a house, it is best to use a hose and nozzle to get rid of them. Do not use a high-pressure sprayer that could kill or injure the eight-legged creatures that are simply trying to survive. Instead, use an ordinary hose and nozzle to gently wash them away. Chances are they will move on and find another place to take up residence, at least temporarily.
Remove the Spiders Using Gloves and a Jar
Those brave enough to come in closer contact with spiders identified as non-poisonous can collect live specimens in a jar using this natural method. Put on a pair of long tight-fitting gloves, and capture the spiders one-by-one. In between each capture, set the spider free in another location far away from the house. Although this natural method will not completely get rid of the spiders that attempt to hang on and around the house, it will greatly put a dent in the local population without killing a single one.