Unless you like the idea of living in a haunted house from a horror movie, having cobwebs as decoration won’t do. Cobwebs might not be a significant hazard, but they are dust traps and will make your house look unkempt.
Luckily, removing the sticky webs is not that hard if you know what tools to use. Keep reading to learn how to get rid of cobwebs in your home!
Why are there cobwebs in your home?
Maybe it’s not surprising, but cobwebs are built by spiders that like to catch their prey in the corners of your home. However, there’s a reason why cobwebs seem to appear from nowhere: these are abandoned spider webs, only gathering dust.
In other words, most homeowners spot cobwebs when the sticky threads are already covered in dust, but you can clean them before they get messy!
How to get rid of cobwebs (even if they’re hard to reach)
Getting rid of cobwebs may seem pretty intuitive and straightforward, but if the cobwebs are out of reach, wiping them can get tricky. The solution is using the right tools!
Here are the top choices of cleaning tools to aid in your battle against cobwebs.
A duster is the most straightforward tool to clean cobwebs; the soft bristles are perfect for grabbing the sticky threads. Plus, if you get an extendable duster, you can reach even the highest places where spiders might hide their webs.
If you don’t have a duster, you can make your own out of a spare microfiber sock and a pole. Just attach the sock with rubber bands to one end of the stick. This way, you will have a similar reach as any store-bought dusters.
Vacuum cleaners are perfect if you’re looking for an effortless tool. All you need is a long wand attachment to have a more extended reach for the cobwebs hidden in high places or the top corners of the rooms. That’s it!
How to prevent cobwebs
While cleaning the cobwebs when they build up works, it’s not a permanent solution. So, if you’re looking for a way to keep your house web-free, here are three tips you can try.
Tip #1. Seal the cracks
The best way to stop having cobwebs is to prevent the spiders from getting into your home in the first place. So, an excellent way to do that is to cover up the cracks and crevices from where they can enter.
You can do this by sealing the cracks or small spaces that usually go unnoticed in your home—like in the windowsills, the cracks in the walls, between the door and the floor, etc.
Tip #2. Use repellents
Spiders hate strong scents, so you can scare them away using repellents. Getting a ready-to-use product from a store might work, but choose homemade repellents if you want a more natural option.
To make a spider repellent, start by grabbing a spray bottle and filling it with water. Then add a splash of dishwasher detergent and a couple of drops of essential oil—the soap will help the oil mix with the water, and the scents from the oils will help scare the spiders away.
Once you have the mix, you just need to spray it around your home!
Note: The best scents for the homemade repellent are peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, citrus, citronella, and tea tree oil.
Tip #3. Set up a cleaning routine
Another thing you can do to keep spiders from building their pesky webs all over your home is clean regularly. A simple routine will allow you to discover the webs sooner and clean them as they appear.
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