Cobwebs make your house look dirty and spooky, so they don't make for the best decorations (unless it's Halloween). This issue is more annoying because spiders are pretty stubborn and repeatedly leave pesky webs behind. Fortunately, getting rid of them is not that difficult.
So, If you've found your house filled with cobwebs, here is an easy way you can get rid of them!
What are cobwebs doing inside your home?
Spiders like hidden places in your home, so it's to be expected that some of them decide to build their webs in crevices and corners. These webs are also how the eight-legged creatures catch their food!
Cobwebs, in particular, are spider webs that have been abandoned, thus gathering dust and becoming more noticeable. Fortunately, you can clean them without worrying too much about their previous tenants.
How to get rid of cobwebs in your home
Getting rid of cobwebs is not particularly difficult: you only have to spot and clean them. However, having the right tools will make the process much easier. Here are some you should try:
Your first option is to dust the cobwebs. You can do this using either a store-bought extendable tool or a DIY duster. Whichever you choose, they'll work wonders!
The extendable duster is so easy to use and has a long reach. On the other hand, making your duster is cost-effective and has a similar reach. Just attach a microfiber cloth to a pole with rubber bands, and you're ready to clean!
Vacuuming is much more straightforward and effortless. You only have to attach a long wand to your vacuum cleaner and suck the cobwebs off the walls. However, some vacuum cleaners may not be budget-friendly, so they might not be your best option if you don't own one.
How to prevent having cobwebs
The best way to prevent cobwebs is to avoid spiders. Even though that may look easier said than done, it is not that hard if you follow the next tips:
Tip #1 Seal the cracks
Spiders make their way into your home through any small and discreet places they can find. So, it's essential to keep any cracks properly sealed—for example, on the windowsills, walls, or door frames.
Tip #2 Repel the spiders
Spiders hate strong scents, so let's use those against them! You can easily make a repellent by mixing water and a few drops of essential oil inside a spray bottle (don't forget to add a splash of dish soap so the oil and water mix well).
Peppermint, tea tree, lavender, and citrus oils are the best scents to use in your repellent. These smells should keep all the spiders at bay!
Keep the cobwebs away with a cleaning routine
Keeping up with your cleaning routine will significantly help your battle against spiders and cobwebs. All you have to do is clean the corners and hard-to-reach areas in your home often (even if you don't see any webs).
However, keeping a routine may be challenging if you have other things to do in your day. That's where eMaids of Volusia County come in! With our trusty home cleaning service, all you have to do is book and let us take care of the rest.