How To Get Rid of Cobwebs

By Subodh / December 21, 2010

Cobwebs are only really any good if you want to host a scary themed party. Chances are you won’t be doing this everyday so you don’t want cobwebs all over your house. Not only does it look bad, but it can also predispose you to dust mites, bacteria, pollen and all sorts of other insects. If you are sick of having your house look unkempt then it is time to get rid of it.

Take them down – This method is simple and all you need to do is put on a pair of gloves and manually grab the webs from where they are. There is usually some residue and this you can wipe away with paper towels. This is useful for several small cobwebs.

Sweep them away – For those tougher and larger cobwebs you can always just get a broom and sweep them away, there are specialized ones that you can get made especially for this purpose.

Poke them – sometimes you won’t be able to reach those very high corners so what you can do is use a long pole. All you need to do here is put a layer of tape around the point of the pole with the sticky surface on the outside. Webs will stick to it as you poke them.

Wash them away – For tough webs you can use the pressure that water has to offer. Hosing them down is particularly useful in outside areas like your garden and outdoor furniture and structures.

Suck them up – Vacuums are great for picking up dust and dirt all over your home so while you are cleaning just take a squiz over to the cobwebs and suck them up. Since you can extend your vacuum this is great for those areas that are hard to reach. Best of all the cobwebs go into the bag or the water filter so you don’t have to do any cleaning up afterwards.

Get help – Sometimes cobwebs will keep returning even though you remove them regularly. If this happens you now it is time to hire a professional. This may be a sign that you have a spider infestation.

Get rid of spidersGetting rid of the spiders will get rid of the root of the problem. You can use natural methods like peppermint oil or more modern methods like household pesticides. Fewer spiders will mean fewer cobwebs for you to clean up.

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