Studies have found that 55% of females and 18% of males are afraid of spiders. In Australia, that fear is well founded, as there are a number of venomous spiders which are present in the country which can result in a pain bites, serious health problems and in extreme cases, death. For this reason, many Australian homeowners want to do all they can to keep spiders out of their home. Many people feel that spiders pose the greatest threat during the nighttime when they are asleep. By following the tips below, you can make sure that a spider cannot gain entry into your bedroom.
Seal up any entry points
The first thing you need to do is to examine every inch of your house for possible entry points. If a spider cannot get into your house, it will not be able to gain entry to your bedroom. Likely entry points include:
- Cracks in wooden walls
- Gap around window frames
- Spaces between floorboards
- Gaps in the roofing space
Once you have identified possible entry points, you should block them using caulking, heavy duty tape or wire wool. This will prevent any spiders from entering your house.
Carry out regular cleaning
Next, you need to make sure that you are carrying out anti-spider cleaning on a regular basis. For example. You should hoover the ceilings, the corners of rooms, the spaces around windows and any ventilation grills frequently. Doing so will help to destroy any webs which are being made in these locations, will suck up any spiders and will also remove any eggs which have been laid.
Cover your sleeping space
A popular urban legend says that the average person swallows 8 spiders per year while they sleep. While there is no evidence for this claim, the idea is unpleasant enough to keep many people awake at night. To help to prevent spiders from invading your sleeping space, you should hang a mosquito net from the ceiling, so it surrounds your bed and provides protection down to the floor level. Doing so will give you peace of mind that no spider (or any other kind of bug) is going to come near you in the night.
Call in a professional pest control service
A professional pest control service offers you a range of services which can help to keep spiders out of your home. If you would like to find out more, you contact a pest control contractor near you.