Cobwebs are unavoidable and pretty annoying. They buildup so fast that some homes look like they forgot to take off the Halloween decorations! So it’s not surprising to notice those pesky cobwebs in hard-to-reach places at your home, too.
If you’re struggling with these messy threads, check out these three methods to remove cobwebs.
Why is my house full of cobwebs?
Cobwebs are peculiar formations in your home that differ from the traditional spider web. A smaller type of arachnid forms these webs—house spiders are in this category.
Spiders come and go but are not an infestation; they happen to run into your house. The messy structures stay after the spider dies or leaves your home. Cobwebs become noticeable only after building up dust.
How to get rid of cobwebs
When dealing with cobwebs, the main challenge is to reach those spots on the ceiling, the fan, and even light fixtures. Try the following methods and finally clear your home of nasty buildup.
Method #1: Vacuum cleaner
The vacuum cleaner is excellent at sucking up debris and dirt, so it’ll do the job flawlessly. To reach the most challenging areas, get a wand attachment so the vacuum can get into the nooks and crannies.
Method #2: Extended duster
If you don’t own a vacuum cleaner and don’t plan to make that investment, you can still remove cobwebs fairly quickly. Get a special duster with a larger pole to reach even the ceiling fan with minimum effort.
Method #3: Sock in a stick
You can also get creative and make a DIY tool in just seconds. Get the softest sock you can find and slip it into the broomstick, a paint roller extension, or any other pole available. This unconventional method works just as well as a duster and will save you cash.
How to prevent cobweb buildup
Cobwebs are so easy to clean. However, if you want to avoid having a mess so soon, here are some preventive measures you can take:
- At least once a week, dust and vacuum your windows, corners, and even around the baseboards to keep them clear of cobwebs.
- Prevent more spiders from arriving. Check for visible cobwebs or spider egg sacs and remove them immediately.
- Make a DIY spider repellent with water and a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Apply on doors and windows.
- Take care of any piles of debris, compost, or leaves that might attract insects, especially spiders.
- If you have firewood at home, keep separate storage for it outside your house.
- Check that your window screens and doors are properly sealed.
- Inspect the home foundation to find cracks and crevices that might let spiders into your house. Caulk and maintain them sealed.
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