Spiders are probably one of the scariest insects on the planet. With their eight legs, you are sure to have a difficult time getting rid of them. However, the difficult part is mostly driven by fear (if you have arachnophobia, then you’d better run! just kidding). True enough there are tons of quick ways to get rid of house spiders.
House spiders unlike the ones we see on Discovery Channel’s Amazon aren’t dangerous. The name House spider is a generic term for different spiders commonly found around human dwellings. (Wikipedia)
Some of the common house spiders that we often find in our homes are:
- Yellow Sac spider, Chiracanthium inclusum, a common house spider worldwide.
- Black house spider, Badumna Insignis, an Australian spider also found in New Zealand;
- Brown house spider, Steatoda grossa, a spider with cosmopolitan distribution;
- American house spider, Parasteatoda tepidariorum, a cobweb spider;
- Daddy long-legs spiders, of the Pholcidae family;
- Domestic house spider, Tegenaria domestica;
- Giant house spider, Tegenaria gigantea;
- Hobo spider, Tegenaria agrestis (sometimes called aggressive house spider);
- Southern house spider, Kukulcania hibernalis
- Tiny house spider, Oonops domesticus
Despite the fact that many house spiders aren’t a threat to our children and pets, many homeowners can’t live comfortably with the presence of a few (even one) house spiders. So here we gathered a few simple quick ways to get rid of house spiders.
Now many people are nature-lovers and they could not in any way kill — any living insects. Well, there are humane ways to get rid of house spiders. If you see one or two in your room you can follow Dr. Jerome Rovner, a professor at Ohio State and a member of the American Arachnological Society’s best way to kill a spider in RCS’s Newton blog:
“Catch [the spider] in an empty pill vial of appropriate size (or a baby-food-size jar), snap the cap on, and put it in the refrigerator freezer overnight. Getting cold is a normal experience of all spiders during winter, so it doesn’t seem cruel to knock them out by lowering their body temperature. The next day, pour enough rubbing alcohol in the container to submerge the frozen spider to insure that it will not recover from being frozen. The now dead spider and alcohol can then be poured into the toilet and flushed away.”
Also, if you are working on your home renovations, might be the best time to call All Pest Exterminating Inc. to thoroughly treat your home for house spiders and other insect infestations.