One of the worst things about spiders getting into your home is they can leave behind cobwebs everywhere. These webs are unsightly are can make a home look unhygienic. The irritating thing about the webs is they are hard to clean, because they are usually found in ceiling corners.
What is a Cobweb
Indoors – Indoors the webs will usually collect dust particles and hair. You will find cobwebs in most homes if you look hard enough, especially in locations that are hard to reach. The most common places for spiders to build webs in homes are corners of walls, ceiling fans, and window sills. Spiders like locations that do not disturbed often, and these locations rarely get cleaned. They are also prime locations for insects to fly to. Once insects get inside of a house they will drift towards wall corners and window sills. Spiders know this and build webs in these locations.
Outdoors – Webs outdoors are more likely to gather leaves and dead insects, rather than dust and hair. Outside spiders will spin webs in locations where they can catch the most insects with ease. A common place will be where the wall and roof meet, because insects get trapped against walls when they are flying. There are many more species of spiders that live outdoors, and they all build different kinds of webs in different locations. Webs can be found in grass, under rocks, in shrubs, in trees, or on patio furniture.
The best way to remove cobwebs indoors is by using a vacuum, preferably with a long extension handle to reach the ceiling. You can also find a long handle cobweb duster to do the job. The more often you clean, the less likely the spiders will come back. Outside it is pretty easy to just grab a stick and gather up the webs and throw it away or into a compost pile. You could also use your garden hose and spray down areas where the webs are prevalent.
Preventing Cobwebs from Coming Back
The best way to deal with cobwebs is prevent them from ever showing up in the first place. You can get rid of spiders and keep them away by getting some spider repellent or setting some spider traps. You can also make your own natural spider repellent with citrus and mint oil.