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Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

How to Get Rid of Spiders

DIY Spider Treatment & Control Guide

By DoMyOwn staff

Get Rid of What Spiders Need to Survive

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The thought of having a venomous spider such as a brown recluse or black widow in your home is very scary. The good news is that these spiders are no harder to control than any other spider. All spiders need a food source and harborage to live indoors. By eliminating the existing spiders with an insecticide you will also be eliminating their food source, insects, which in turn will help prevent new spiders from moving indoors.
Step 1

Indoor Spider Treatment

How to Get Rid of Spiders In the House
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We recommend that you use a hand pump sprayer to apply a concentrated insecticide spider killer to help eliminate the current spider population. Placing glue boards around your home will also help you monitor the area for spiders and other insect activity.

  • Spray around all baseboards, door frames, window frames, under appliances, in closets and storage rooms and in areas where utilities enter into the structure.
  • Place glue boards in cabinets, in the back of closets, under appliances and in storage areas such as attics or basements to help monitor your home or business for spiders and other pests.
Pro Tip

Please note that concentrated insecticides do not offer an instant kill or knockdown. Instead they have a slower kill but they leave behind a long lasting residual to offer lasting control. If you need to supplement with a product to spray directly on spiders for a contact kill we would recommend you use a pyrethrin based aerosol spray. These sprays do not leave behind a residual but they will offer the instant knockdown that may be needed in some situations.
Knock down spider webs on the interior and exterior of your home or structure as soon as you notice them. This will help discourage spiders from invading those areas.

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Step 2

Outdoor Spider Treatment

How to Get Rid of Spiders Outside

Spraying a concentrated insecticide on the exterior of the structure using a hand pump sprayer or a backpack sprayer will help eliminate spiders that are already present and will also help eliminate food sources which will discourage new spiders from moving in.

Pro Tip

Knock down spiders webs on exterior of your home or structure as soon as you notice them. This will help discourage spiders from invading those areas.

Spray one foot up around the bottom of the foundation and one foot out on to the ground adjacent to the foundation, around door frames, window frames and places where the cables pipes or wires enter the structure and other places on the structure where you have noticed spider activity.

You can make your perimeter spider treatment even simpler with our DoMyOwn Pest Box program. Just answer a few quick questions and you'll get the pro-grade products you need for this treatment delivered to your door when it's time to apply each season.

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