SPIDERS appear in every house at one point or another, but there are measures you can take to reduce the amount of eight-legged intruders in your home.
As well as dusting, there are several other cleaning tasks you can take up to rid your home of creepy crawlies.
The experts at How To Murder Pests have revealed the bad cleaning habits that are attracting spiders into your home.
According to the pest control pros, not washing your fruit before you store it can draw unwanted creepy crawlies into your kitchen.
The fruit flies and ants drawn to the fruity scent are what spiders are after, so start rinsing your five-a-day.
Another type of food that may be increasing your spider population is pet food.
Certain pet food contains meat and chicken and can therefore attract large bugs such as cockroaches, another snack for spiders.
Similarly, trash cans with no lids can be a breeding ground for bugs, and a buffet for spiders, according to experts.
The professionals also recommend wiping any food stains on your countertops, stove, and sink to prevent bugs and spiders making their way into your home.
Another chore you may be overlooking that is attracting spiders into your home is laundry.
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Allowing your dirty laundry to pile up can attract spiders as they feed on carpet beetles and larvae, which often turn up if you neglect your clothes for too long.
The experts also explained: “Spiders love secluded and dark places to hide. Piles of dirty clothes provide them with the coziness that spiders need.”
In fact, any type of clutter can become a nesting ground for spiders.
“Cluttered places provide them with enough gaps to lay their eggs,” the experts detailed.
And finally, neglecting to care for your indoor plants can inadvertently create a perfect hiding place for spiders.
The experts at How To Murder Pests advised: “Make a habit of pruning your potted plants and spraying bug repellent sprays on them. Spiders will have one less hiding place in your home.”