How To Remove And Prevent Cobwebs In Your Home

November 14, 2022 12:00 am Published by

Cobwebs make your home look unkempt, and while solving the issue seems straightforward, reaching these webs can become a complicated task.

Are you struggling to free your house of cobwebs? Keep reading to learn an easier way to remove this pesky buildup (and keep it at bay).

How do cobwebs form anyway?

There’s a simple explanation for why cobwebs keep appearing out of nowhere: spiders build these webs, but you only notice them until they’ve been abandoned and gathered enough dust. 

So, fortunately, you don’t have to worry about finding spiders or icky egg sacks when cleaning the cobwebs!

Choose a tool to remove the cobwebs

Cleaning the cobwebs from hard-to-reach places is challenging, but having the right tools turns this chore into a walk in the park. Here are your top three cleaning tools:

Tool #1: Vacuum cleaner

Using a vacuum cleaner is by far the most effortless way to clean cobwebs. All you need is a long wand attachment for the vacuum and to suck up the cobwebs—this attachment will let you reach every spot in your home.

Plus, vacuum cleaners are an excellent investment since, with the right attachments, they’ll help you dust almost anything in your home!

Tool #2: Extendable soft duster

Soft dusters are a less expensive but still effective option over vacuum cleaners. These tools work great not only for catching dust but also for grabbing sticky webs. Plus, using a duster leaves less room for damaging your furniture and walls.

While a regular duster will work just fine, it will take extra time and effort to get all the cobwebs. In contrast, an extendable duster is better at reaching cobwebs in difficult places.

Tool #3: DIY duster

The previous two cleaning tools are guaranteed to work. However, what if you don’t want to spend on fancy tools? Luckily, there’s a DIY way! If you have a spare microfiber sock, a pole, and a few rubber bands, you can skip the trip to the store and make this alternative duster. 

Just slip the stick in the sock and keep everything in place with the bands. The pole will give you the length you need to get the cobwebs from difficult places, and the sock’s material is excellent for cleaning and dusting many surfaces without scratching them!

How to prevent cobwebs in your home

Cleaning is just part of the solution. If you’re tired of cleaning cobwebs only for more to appear, here are three tips that will help keep the spiders away from building more:

Tip #1. Repel the spiders

The logical solution to stop spiders from making cobwebs is getting them out of your house. The good news is that you don’t even have to get a store-bought repellent! Use a homemade one instead.

To make your spider repellent:

  1. Fill a spray bottle with water and a couple of drops of essential oils.
  2. Add a splash of soap to help the oil and water mix.
  3. Apply this repellent across your home and say goodbye to these eight-legged visitors.

Tip #2. Seal the cracks

A way to keep spiders at bay is to seal the cracks in your home. To do this, look closely at your window sills, fixtures, and spaces between doors and walls. When you find these gaps, cover them with sealant or caulk—no more unwanted guests!

Tip #3. Stick to a cleaning routine (or hire cleaning professionals)

A cleaning routine will help you spot the cobwebs and spiders sooner, making it harder for them to settle in your home!

However, we know that cleaning is easier said than done. So, if you don’t have time to keep up with the routine, you can count on 4 Senses House Cleaning to help you with that!

Book your service and let our skilled cleaners take care of your everyday household chores.

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