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How do you get rid of bed spiders?

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To get rid of bed spiders, clear out areas around the floor, vacuum up existing spiders, set traps for crawling insects and seal up entry ways to the home. Discourage spiders from settling with a spider repellent product.

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To get rid of spiders around the bed and the rest of the home, run through the following steps.

  1. Clean the house
  2. Clean the house, throw away any unused items and remove any belongings lying around the floor or under the bed. This removes hiding places for spiders. Store belongings on shelves and in closets instead.

  3. Vacuum visible spiders
  4. Use a vacuum to clear out any visible spiders and webs from the room.

  5. Set traps
  6. Set out traps for crawling insects to catch any spiders that are not immediately visible.

  7. Seal up entry points
  8. Make sure screens on windows do not have any holes and that weather stripping around doors and windows is in good shape. Make sure pipes and door jambs are well sealed. Use caulk to seal any small cracks in the walls.

  9. Remove outdoor entry points
  10. Put some distance between the house and things such as wood piles, plants and tools. These offer spiders places to hide, so keeping them away from the house helps keep spiders from entering.

  11. Apply a spider repellent
  12. Spider repellent products smell unpleasant to spiders, which helps keep them from coming back.

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