Spiders are one of the most feared pests that are found at home. Spiders are not insects; they belong to a class called ARACHNIDA. Spiders are the most common members of the Arachnida.
One of the amazing thing about spiders is they are predators to insects. Therefore, they serve as a biological control to other pests. But they are also as annoying as every other pest they feed on. Some breeds of spiders are extremely poisonous while others are fairly poisonous. A bite from a brown recluse (genus loxosceles), Australian funnel web spiders or a black widow spider (genus Latrodectus) could cause a person with a certain type of allergies health issues that could send them to the hospital or even kill them. It’s a good thing this poisonous breeds of spiders are not common in most part of the world.
Unlike bees, wasps, and ants most members of the Arachnida class are usually not eusocial in nature. This explains why spiders are rarely found in groups. The fact that they are always alone makes it easy to kill them physically. Though the method is somewhat debilitating and time-consuming. Although there is a lot of available products with the promise of getting rid of spiders but most of these products are expensive. Basically, most of these products are made with common organic matters such as lemon among others.
Ways to use lemon
Lemons are an excellent option when it comes to getting rid of spiders and other insects. Spiders hate the potent smell of every citrus substance. We could use this to our advantage in preventing spiders from coming into our home or from making our home uncomfortable for them. There are many ways that we could use lemon to keep spiders away from your house. Some of which are;
Lemon furniture polish; using a lemon scented furniture polish to clean your furniture, your door frame, windowsills will make the spiders which are already leaving in such places abandon their post, and it will stop others from the going into the lemon scented zone.
Lemon based soap; using lemon based soap for cleaning your home, makes your home uninhabitable to spiders
Essential lemon oil; you could also add essential lemon oil to your other cleaning product. Doing this will make your usual cleaning routine repel spiders. Just add a few drops to your mop water or your window cleaner.
Lemon rind; this method is best for outdoors situations. If you occasionally see spiders in your garden just peel a few lemons and place the rinds in the garden.
Lemon powder; to make it all you need to do is dry the peels of lemon. Then grind it to powder then apply to windows, doorframes, tables, chairs and any other suspected places. You could also mix it with water for it stick to the surface of what you want to apply it on.
Continuous application of lemon will also give you a result equivalent to the one you will get from other expensive product at a far cheaper rate. If all these do not work, call a professional pest control near you add professional pest control around Mooresville. There may be underlying problems only a professional spider control operator may detect.