Spiders, be gone with Diatomaceous Earth!
Deter spiders and kill a couple along the way using Diatomaceous Earth or DE for short. Diatomaceous Earth is cheaper, natural, organic and safe to use around and in your home.
Check out how we recommend using DE against spiders:
Start by lightly dusting the areas where you have noticed or seen the most spider activity. If you dust too heavy the cockroaches will not crawl over the Diatomaceous Earth which will not see any effect on the cockroaches. Dust anywhere else you might think they could be or walk through. Please be careful not to inhale the powder as like most minerals they can be potentially harmful once inhaled. Clean your home really well. Vacuum, sweep and mop floors making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies.
Be sure to dust the outside of your house as well, this will help keep them away. Lightly dust along the edges of your house, right against the foundation, along window sills and by entrances.
Let the Diatomaceous Earth sit where it is for as long as you need it to and to keep it there for prevention. If the DE gets washed away outside, simply reapply it. If you want to clean it check out our how to clean Diatomaceous Earth article on the best way to do that.
Clean around and seal any cracks in your home where they could come through and dry up any damp patches that might build up in places like under your sink, as DE will not work when wet.
When using DE we recommend wearing a protective mask for your own safety and well being.