There’s very little to complain about when living in Houston.

The weather is beautiful, the food is diverse and delicious, and the landscape is picturesque. Oh, we’re also home to the Astros (yeah, it’s okay to brag).

Unfortunately, you could live on the top floor of the Ritz Carlton, and an infestation of spiders will turn the penthouse into a house of horrors.

And you’ve invested as much money into your home as you have time at the office to afford those pesky mortgage payments. A perma-cringe-inducing spider infestation wasn’t supposed to be part of the deal, nor should it be tolerated or lived with.

However, you and your partner are faced with demanding jobs and an equally time-sapping social life. If your home has been overrun with creepy, crawling spiders, you don’t have the time to take care of the problem all on your own.

Luckily, at Third Coast, we’re experts about spider control in Texas. We’ll guide you through some helpful tips on how to both neutralize and avoid infestations.

Maintain a Steady Cleaning Schedule

Whether it’s through an ironclad family chore schedule or hiring a cleaning service, maintaining a clean home is the first way to prevent spider infestations.

Why does this tactic work? Well, first and foremost, with less clutter, spiders lack areas in which they can hide.

Also, note that unsealed food will attract other pests, which, in turn, will attract spiders.

Turn Your Home into an Impenetrable Fortress

Cracks or gaps in doors and windows, provide spiders with a pathway to sneak into your home.

Meaning, torn window screens must be fixed or replaced the moment they’re damaged. Furthermore, use a fine mesh to cover your vents. After all, spiders are attracted to moisture–which is why they’re comfortably at home in kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.

Use Distinct Smells to Your Advantage

Odors of peppermint, tea-tree, citrus, and eucalyptus oils are like kryptonite to spiders. These essential oils can be utilized to repel your unwanted 8-legged house guests.

Here are the directions for this spider eliminating approach:

1. Mix 15 to 20 drops of the given essential oil (with water) into a standard spray bottle
2. Check out all the cracks in your home, then spray them down
3. If this fails, hunt down the spider and spritz it with vinegar

Lastly, spiders are also revolted by chestnuts, walnuts, and the fruit of the Osage orange trees. So, if your encounters with spiders are overly frequent, place horse chestnuts in each corner of your home.

Hire Professional Maintenance and Spider Control in Texas

We’ll be 100% honest with you. You might find success with the above methods in both preventing and ending spider infestations. But they aren’t foolproof and can be quite labor-intensive if you already lack time and lead a busy life.

Therefore, your best bet is contacting Third Coast Home & Commercial Services to schedule a FREE Inspection. Whether you’re looking for a maintenance appointment to ensure your home isn’t at risk, or you need to halt an infestation, give us a call today at 281-713-0132.