Cobwebs make perfect Halloween decorations. But if it’s not October, they make your house look spooky and dirty without reason. That is not a look you want to have year-round!
So, turn your house’s look around! We’ll show you how to get rid of those pesky cobwebs.
Wait, do I have spiders in my home?
It’s safe to assume you have cobwebs at home because spiders put them there. But you don’t need to worry! While it’s true that spiders might have been making their own house inside of yours, it doesn’t necessarily mean they still live there.
Usually, cobwebs are easy to spot because they are full of dust. So, it is very likely the spiders have abandoned those webs! You can focus on cleaning your home instead of having to get rid of spiders.
Let’s get rid of those cobwebs
While we can all enjoy some fun facts about spiders, what you want to know is how to get rid of sticky cobwebs.
So, let’s get on with it! There are different options for getting rid of webs, and you are sure to find one that fits your needs.
A vacuum cleaner is always a good option. Vacuum cleaners have all sorts of attachments, making them the perfect tools for dealing with cobwebs!
Pick up the extension wand and the crevice attachments so you can reach the corners and hidden places! It’s as simple as finding the cobwebs and sucking them up.
You probably already thought about using a duster. However, regular dusters are no good for reaching difficult places!
That’s why we have two options that will help you reach the ceiling fans, top corners of the rooms, and everywhere you need:
- Extended duster: A specialized duster is a good investment for battling cobwebs. Extendable dusters have soft bristles and a long pole for better reach.
- Microfiber sock: You can make your own tool! All you need to do is grab an old microfiber sock and attach it to a pole. Pretty easy, right? This DIY tool will help you get the cobwebs from previously inaccessible places.
Prevent the cobwebs from coming back
Now that you got rid of the cobwebs, and turned your home from spooky to spotless, let’s keep it that way! We’ll share a couple of prevention tips you can use next.
One of the best ways to stop having cobwebs is to repel the spiders making them. The best part is that you can use natural repellents. Strong smells in essential oils will have the spiders running away from your home.
To make a DIY spider repellent, pour about 5 or 6 drops of essential oil into a 16-ounce spray bottle filled with water and a splash of dish soap and spray the mixture around your house.
Some of the scents you can use are:
- Tea tree oil
- Lavender oil
- Eucalyptus oil
- Citrus oils (lemon, orange, lime)
Watch out for cracks and crevices
Spiders get into your house from the cracks in window sills and doors. So, to keep them away, make sure to cover those spaces! Reseal joints and cracks between the windows, doors, and walls.
Keep cobwebs away by cleaning regularly
Cleaning your house is the best way to be free from spiders and cobwebs. However, we know that this requires investing a lot of time.
So, if you don’t have the time, you can call Sweeping Hands! Our professional cleaners will take care of leaving your house spotless so you can focus on your other tasks. Book your cleaning service now!