I’m a pest control expert – five ways to keep spiders out of your home as giant spiders surge across the country

IF YOU’VE spent any time on social media over the last few weeks then you’d have seen the giant spiders invading UK homes.

And you may have even seen a couple in your own.

giant spiders have been invading UK homes this month


giant spiders have been invading UK homes this monthCredit: Getty

Giant house spiders are seen all year round, but mate in the autumn time, meaning you’re probably seeing more of them.

But if you can’t stand the sight of them, then don’t fret, as a pest control expert has revealed five ways to keep them out of your home.

Paul Blackhurst, head of the technical training academy at Rentokil Pest Control revealed the best way to keep them out was removing their food source.

He told the Express: “As with most pests, the best way to control spiders is to limit their food source.

“This includes clearing away any dead flies, or any other small, crawling insects.”

The pest control expert revealed you should vacuum regularly, especially in sheltered places like under sofas or under beds where spiders are likely to make themselves at home.

He added that spiders often make webs in corners of ceilings so it’s best to vacuum both high and low to deter them.

Next he recommends removing any webs you can see as this will keep spiders at bay as they won’t be able to catch their food.

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The expert adds you should fill any holes or gaps in walls or doorways too so spiders can’t crawl into your home.

You should also remove any sheltering sites around the perimeter of your home that spiders are drawn to.

These include firewood piles, garden bags and any compost heaps lying around. 

Finally, the pest control expert recommends deterring all insects from your home so that spiders can’t find a food source there.

Lights often attract flies and months, which spiders love to eat, so make sure you turn off any lights you’re not using.

At night, ensure you turn off any exterior lights as well as the spiders will also be attracted to the heat from them.

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