Published On: Wed, Sep 13th, 2017

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Whether you’re an arachnophobe or not, having an eight-legged creepy crawly wandering around the inside of your home, and having your ceilings covered in webs, isn’t always the most pleasant of experiences. 

While spiders are most likely to enter your home in the autumn in search of a warm place, they can still find their way in via open windows in summer. 

On some occasions spiders, such as the false widow, can be potentially harmful to humans because of their bites. 

But the best way to keep any spiders at bay is to keep a clean home. 

Chemicals and pesticides, a common method used by many to kill spiders, can often be dangerous for your family and pets, and are not environmentally-friendly. But Rentokil, which offers a professional spider service, has some simple tips on their removal. 

On its website it advises: “The most effective way to control spiders is to limi their food source. 

“This should include clearing away dead flies, woodlice, millipedes, centipedes and other crawling insects.” 

Five simple steps from Rentokil could keep your home arachnid-free. 

Vacuum regularly

Look to do this in particularly sheltered spots – beneath worktops, backs of cupboards or under and behind large furniture. 

Remove noticeable webs on a regular basis. 

Fill in gaps 

Look for gaps in walls, around pipework and under doors, and filling these in will deter entry. 

Remove sheltering sites 

Make sure you don’t have firewood piles, garden bags, compost piles and general clutter near your property. 

Deter all insects 

Use lightning in a way that is less attractive to the insects (flies) that spiders feed on. 

Clothes moths in your home are hard to notice, and you may not realise you have an infestation until fabric, fur or feathered items in your house become damaged. But there is a way of identifying the problem and some nifty tricks to get rid of them. 

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