Arachnophobia has a great impact on people’s lives. Once the fear sinks in, most of a person’s daily activities are affected including his/her performance at work. It also makes a person feel uncomfortable and unsafe in areas which he/she believes could harbor spiders or that has visible signs of their presence, such as webs.
Every time an arachnophobe sees a spider, they may feel hesitant to enter the general vicinity due to the panic attack that comes along with the phobia. So, imagine how traumatic it is whenever a spider-fearing person sees one within his/her own home where he/she is meant to feel safe.
Luckily, there are some effective ways to get rid of spiders in a household. This involves the proper strategy combined with dedication and consistency in cleaning. Check these cleaning tips to make your arachnophobe friends or family feel better and safer at home.
You can start by blocking all entry points, to prevent wild spiders from coming in your house. Holes such as the gap under your main door are their primary entrance. You can use some stacked and crumpled Lola Wowables™ as alternative to seal the gaps or cracks and keep these arachnids outside. This is while making sure that you keep your doors and windows closed as often as you can. Meanwhile, on other bigger holes, Lola Stainless Steel Scourers or Copper Mesh Scourer may work as these polypods won’t find their way through them. They can’t chew on them either. Plus, they also work on other pests such as mice.
Sweeping and mopping the floors is the next thing that you want to do. This is to directly and instantly remove spiders along with their webs and eggs. It is important to destroy spider egg sacs to prevent the emergence of more young spiders. Use Lola Angle broom and Lola Rola Sticky Mop™ side by side to make sure these critters will be gone in a blink of an eye. Also don't forget to dust the corners of every rooms with Lola Swiffer® Sweeper® Compatible Dry Sweeping Cloth to trap dirt, dust and crumbs.
Getting a pet cat may also help. As these four-legged hunters naturally seek out vermin like mice and spiders for snacks. Just be sure you aren't in an area where poisonous spiders are common, since they might make your feline friend sick.
Reduce clutter and organize your things in your closet, garage, basement and attic to keep insects such as these spiders away since they prefer quiet and dark places. Wipe them with Lola Anti-Microbial Clean N' Wipe™ Cloth not only to keep away bugs but also to prevent germ growth. Know that spiders commonly stay on places where there is a food source so corners where other insect constantly flutter is attractive to spiders.
Your home’s exterior foundation may also become nest to these vermin. So, move away firewood, stacked items, and debris away from them to help reduce spiders migrating indoors. Cut away or trim shrubs, vines and tree limbs closely connected to the house since they serve as convenient and easy bridge to your structure.
Insecticide sprays can often help deter spiders and other pests from entering homes. But they are not always safe for you, your family and your pets. So, it is also better to have natural alternatives that are free from the use of chemicals.
Thorough regular inspection of corners, and other dark, undisturbed areas within your home for cracks or holes using a bright flashlight, you can locate and determine the extent of spider infestations and prevent it from worsening.
You may not realize it yet but you play an important role to your arachnophobe loved one. Your main responsibility is to give them a safe, stress-free environment as they try to overcome their fears.