How To Get Rid of Spider Webs?

Spider Web
Spider Web

People often assume that getting rid of spider webs is a very easy thing to do and will not take much time at all. However, there are important steps to take to make sure that spider webs are removed correctly. Incorrect steps can lead to more spider webs appearing in your home.

You are going to run into spider webs in two separate areas, indoors and outdoors. Removing spider webs from outdoor locations is a different process than when dealing with indoor spider webs. The first step to removing outdoor webs is locating them all. After they are located, the most popular technique is using a garden hose to wash the spider webs away. The garden hose will also clean the areas surrounding the webs, hopefully removing the chance for spiders returning.

The process for removing spider webs from indoor locations is different. The first step involves locating the spider webs, and also checking and seeing if any live spiders and bugs are in the area. If there are live spiders, you should get rid of them, because they are just going to create new spider webs if not removed. If you suffer from arachnophobia, or if you are concerned about the type of spider that may be in your home, you may want to hire a professional exterminator. If you have no fear of the spiders, you can remove them by yourself.

The second steps are going to include making sure you have all of the tools necessary to remove the spider webs. For example, you might needs a chair to reach the spider web, you are going to want gloves, paper towels, and things of that nature. The next thing you need to do is just decide on how to remove the spider webs.

The most common option of getting rid of spider webs includes using a paper towel to gently brush away the spider web and the debris around the web. If there are some live bugs or spiders in the web, you can use the paper towel to dispose of them however you deem necessary.

Using a broom can be the best way to remove spider webs in tough to reach locations, as well as high locations. Just gently sweep the spider web with the broom, and make sure you sweep away the entire web. You can dispose of the web by removing it from the broom. Also make sure to clean the surrounding area to help prevent spiders from coming back. Small sticks can be used the same way brooms are in smaller areas. For example, small sticks are perfect for crevices and holes in siding.

Another popular technique for getting rid of spider webs is using a vacuum cleaner and extension. Vacuum cleaners are perfect for getting rid of the webs, it also makes disposal very easy, and cleans the area surrounding the spider webs. One other very popular method of spider web removal includes spraying the web with a solution, normally Clorox bleach, and then removing the web with a paper towel. All of these methods work well, so picking the right technique will depend on where the webs are located at, and what the easiest way to remove them will be.

The best ways to keep spider webs from coming back in your home includes killing spiders than preventing them from coming back. Options to kill spiders include calling an exterminator, or using bug sprays yourself. If you use bug sprays, make sure to follow the directions exactly as listed for safety reasons. To prevent spiders from coming back, make sure you keep a clean home, dust often, and that you do not have holes or entry points for spiders in your windows or siding.

There are also some great techniques to keep spiders from your yard, and hopefully spider webs from your home. These techniques are going to include keeping your yard and bushes trimmed, getting rid of debris and waste piles, and keeping the siding on your home clean. If you do the things listed in this article, you should have no problem getting rid of spider webs, and preventing them from coming back.


Author: Allan

Allan Thomes has been a professional writer for 1 &1/2 years. He joined the THF Team in May, 2011. Along with the numerous other hobbies he enjoys, Allan spends many hours doing home remodeling projects, entertaining family and friends, and gardening.

7 thoughts on “How To Get Rid of Spider Webs?”

  1. I usually use the broom method, since I have a hard time reaching the ceiling areas.  The only problem with this method is that the broom ends up being covered with the spiderwebs and cobwebs.  So then the broom has to be cleaned too, and about the only way to get it clean is to rinse it off with water.  And if you’re sweeping the ceilings first, then the broom is either too messy or too wet for sweeping the walls and floors afterwards.  And when cleaning a house, you should always start at the top and work your way down in order to save time and energy.

  2. I use a shop vac with a small brush attachment. It keeps the web and dust from falling by being sucked up as you go. It’s also helpful if you have allergies to dust.

    1. That sounds like a good solution to the spider web problems, Paul! Unfortunately, I can’t get my husband to buy a shop vac for his workshop, let alone get one for use in the house.  He always seems to have other priorities over these types of helpful equipment for keeping a place clean.

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