Halloween is here, which means your home is decked out with goblins, Jack-o-lanterns and naturally-spiders. While you may have stretched fake spider webs across your porch, cobwebs on the inside of your home are not considered decorative.
Check out the following tips on how to clean cobwebs.
What are cobwebs?
A cobweb is made up of threads of an abandoned spider’s web. The web stays sticky after a spider dies or migrates elsewhere collecting dirt, dust, cat hair and so forth. While the thin silk of an active spider web may be hard to spot, the accumulation of dust on a cobweb can quickly become an eyesore.
How to clean cobwebs
There’s no great secret all you have to do is dust regularly. Dust your house every week or two and be sure to work from top to bottom, hitting the upper corners where cobwebs tend to form. Vacuum the floor afterward to prevent the dust and dirt from recirculating.
Additionally, don’t forget to dust your window blinds, ceiling fans and around air vents. These items move or circulate air and play a large role in spreading dust and dander about your home.
How to prevent spiders
Well, to prevent cobwebs from accruing in your corners, you need to spider-proof your home as much as you can. Below, you’ll find several ways to curb cobweb accumulation in your house.
- Regular cleaning: The best way to keep cobwebs out of corners is by dusting and vacuuming regularly. This removes spiders and their webs. And when those variables are eliminated, cobwebs can’t form.
- Vinegar: Distilled white vinegar is great for keeping spiders away. Mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle and mist corners—high and low—along with baseboards, window sills and the bases of doors.
- Essential oils
- Pest Control
- Window seals
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