What Kills Spiders in a Home?


Quick Answer

There are many insecticides targeted at killing spiders, including Raid, Hot Shot, Ortho-Home and Doktor Doom. There are also natural methods and products to kill spiders, such as baking soda, vacuuming, spot treating, sanitizing, and filling holes and cracks in a home.

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There are many insecticides and methods out there that can be used to kill spiders, including:

  • Hot Shot has a Spider and Scorpion spray, as does Raid.
  • If you prefer more natural methods, spiders and egg sacs can be vacuumed up, but the vacuum bag must be sealed and disposed of immediately.
  • Baking soda mixed with enough water to make a paste, then spot treated on spiders will dehydrate them (baking soda being sodium bicarbonate) to death.

Any chemicals that are considered poisonous will kill a spider.

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