How To Evaluate Pesticides For Your Home
Choosing the right spider spray for your home may seem like a simple task. A quick trip to the store and back home should have you killing nasty little critters in a half hour or less. But, there are some things you should consider before you make your purchase. Do you have kids in the home? How many and what type of animals do you own? Does anyone in the house happen to have allergies that may be affected by the chemicals in some insecticides? As you can see, you may need to take a little time and find the right product for your home and family. For starters there are a couple options for you to consider. You may choose a chemical that is generally poisonous or you could go with a modern organic type spray such as a natural spider repellent.
Chemical Spider Spray vs. Organic Spider Spray
For years the most used spider control product has been chemical insecticides. This type of spray will kill a large number of different types of bugs. Chemical sprays come in a couple different types. You can buy concentrated liquid that you mix yourself and then spray around the outside of your home and in basements and crawlspaces. Or you can buy some sprays in a metal can that is most effective for killing off the incidental closet or bathroom spider.
If you seem to have a major infestation you may need to call in some professional help. Professional bug killers have access to chemicals much stronger than the average person and can usually get your bug problem under control in a short amount of time. You might want to plan a weekend away during this process.
With either type of chemical it is critical that you keep safety in mind. The chemicals used in this type of spray can be just as deadly to humans and animals as they are to spiders. Keep these items away from children at all times, and never leave your animals locked up inside your home directly after usage. Always follow the manufactures instruction to the letter and never misuse these products.
Organic Spider Spray
Organic sprays may be a better solution for you if have young children, elderly, or pets in your home. While this type of spray may not be as effective in the death of insects some studies show that they are a great alternative to poisons. Organic sprays are environmentally friendly, and should prove to have a minimal danger to your pets. Like all chemicals, organic or not, please keep these items locked up safely away from your children. A product may claim non-poisonous but there is no reason to find out with your three year old.
As with any product, take your time and do your research. Make sure that it will fit your needs and the needs of those in your home. Remember to be patient and give the product or method some time to work. The spiders may not disappear overnight but with a little work on your part you should see the numbers decrease in short order.
While seeking safe alternatives to a chemical spray, you may consider some home remedy ideas. Use citrus smelling cleaners around the home. Spiders are known to be repelled by the odor of oranges, lemons and limes. People have used peelings from some of these fruits as a deterrent but this could lead to the attraction of other nasty little bugs. The odor of mint is also said to turn spiders away, so possibly planting some mint plants around the border of your home could prove helpful.
Through out the years spiders and bugs have been crawling around our homes and living areas. For the most part they are harmless and generally do a good service to us. Spiders eat a lot of other pesky little bugs that we do not want in our homes either. They can keep our gardens clean of plant killing insects, and they also keep the fly and moth populations down. Still, regardless of the good they do, nothing is creepier than a spider crawling across your hand while you are watching television or reading a book. So pick your spider spray wisely and if nothing else the bottom of your shoe will always work in a pinch.