Cobwebs are never a pretty sight. They can make your house look dirtier than it is. Plus, if you’re afraid of spiders, having cobwebs will only add to the horror.
Are you tired of spotting cobwebs all over your house? You’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to learn how to get rid of these pesky webs once and for all!
Where did the cobwebs come from?
Cobwebs are, in simple terms, abandoned spider webs that have gathered dust, which makes them visible around your house.
However, the fact that spiders have abandoned those cobwebs does not mean they are gone (or won’t come back to create more). But don’t worry! We have some methods for you to get rid of cobwebs quickly and some tips to scare spiders away.
Three effective methods to get rid of cobwebs
There are no better ways to get rid of cobwebs than the following methods! They’re easy, effective, and will surely remove any spiderweb you find in your home.
Method #1: Use your vacuum cleaner
Everyone should have a trusty vacuum cleaner in their life. They have all sorts of attachments that make them excellent for all types of cleaning, including getting rid of cobwebs. So, find a long attachment to reach the high corners of your home and vacuum all those pesky webs.
Method #2: Get a soft duster
If you don’t own a vacuum cleaner or don’t have the right attachments, an extendable duster will do the trick. This tool will allow you to reach previously unreachable spots where spiders may have chosen to build their homes. Also, you can use soft dusters to clean all sorts of surfaces.
Method #3: Repurpose a microfiber sock
If you’re not interested in investing in any of these cleaning tools, a microfiber sock is your best option. All you have to do is find a spare sock or fabric and attach it to a pole. It will give you a similar reach to the other tools while being inexpensive.
How to prevent cobwebs in your home
Getting rid of cobwebs for a little while may not be enough. The good news is there are things you can do to prevent the spiders from building their webs in your home.
Tip #1: Seal the cracks
Spiders make their way inside your home through the small open spaces you usually overlook, like the bottom of doors, cracks between the window sill and the walls, etc. So, to avoid uninvited guests, cover and seal any crevices you can find in your home.
Tip #2: Repel the spiders
Another way to get rid of spiders is by using repellents. However, commercial ones usually have a lot of chemicals, so if you don’t want to spray your house with a store-bought repellent, you can use essential oils.
The best scents to repel spiders are eucalyptus, lavender, citrus, citronella, peppermint, and tea tree oil.
Extra tip: Keep your house clean (or let us do it)
The best way to avoid cobwebs overtaking your house is by cleaning constantly—If you keep a cleaning routine, you will notice the webs sooner. However, if you don’t have the time to clean so often, this may be harder for you.
Don’t worry. CleanArte Maid Services can help you with that! Call us or request a quote.