Having cobwebs may not be the worst thing to happen to your house, but they’re still annoying and ugly.
So, if you’re looking for a way to eliminate cobwebs and return your home to its pristine state, this blog is for you. Keep reading to learn how!
Why are there so many cobwebs and no spiders?
You probably already know that spiders are the culprits for building all the cobwebs in your home. However, you may also think that cobwebs and spider webs are the same, but they’re not!
Spider webs are what the eight-legged bugs use to catch their prey, while cobwebs are the abandoned webs catching only dust. So, next time you remove cobwebs in your home, you can rest at ease that you aren’t destroying spider homes.
How to remove cobwebs from hard-to-reach places
Usually, spiders hide their webs in high or dark places that are out of the way. While getting rid of cobwebs is not too hard, reaching them is challenging. So, having the right tools will make it so much easier!
#1. Use an extendable duster
Your first option is to get an extendable duster to trap the cobwebs. Most of them have a long handle that will be perfect for reaching even the most hidden cobwebs around your home.
However, if you don’t own a duster, don’t worry. You can make a duster with only a microfiber cloth or sock and a pole. Just attach the fabric to the pole, and that’s it! This DIY tool will give you a similar reach to the extendable duster, but you’ll avoid the trip to the store.
#2. Attach a wand to your vacuum cleaner
Employ your trusty vacuum cleaner for a hassle-free way to eliminate cobwebs. All you need to do is find a long wand attachment to give you a longer reach, then suck the webs. Vacuum cleaners will work just as well as dusters but with even less effort!
How to prevent cobwebs from appearing in your home
Most home spiders may not be harmful (they even eat all the other annoying bugs crawling around your home), but they tend to leave a sticky mess behind.
So, here are a couple of tricks to prevent them from making your house their own.
Trick #1. Seal the cracks
Spiders get into your home through small cracks usually overlooked by most homeowners.
So, a great trick to stop spiders from coming into your house uninvited is to seal all the cracks you can find around your home (crevices on the windowsills, cracks on walls, even the spaces between the doors and the floor).
Trick #2. Repel spiders
Avoiding spiders altogether may be complicated, and it’s no longer an option when they’re already living in your home. So, in this case, you can make homemade spider repellent.
The main ingredient for your DIY repellent is essential oils since spiders hate strong smells. The best oils for your repellent will be lavender, citrus, eucalyptus, and tea tree oil.
To make the repellent, grab a spray bottle filled with water and pour one tablespoon of essential oil into it—add a splash of soap so the water and oil can mix. Then, just spray it around your home.
Don’t forget regular cleaning to remove cobwebs!
Following a cleaning routine will not only make your house look better, but it will also help you get rid of webs before they gather dust. Of course, having the time to keep up with your cleaning routine may be complicated.
However, with Shine Bright Cleaning Services, you can stop worrying about making the time to clean on top of everything else you have to do.