How To Get Rid Of Cobwebs In Your House (For Good!)

Cobwebs won’t make a good decoration unless you love the spooky season enough to want your house to look haunted all year round. However, removing cobwebs can be a little trickier than it seems. 

Keep reading to learn how to get rid of those pesky webs, and a few tricks to keep your house cobweb-free!

Where do cobwebs come from?

It may be obvious to state that cobwebs are the work of spiders. However, when most homeowners think about cobwebs, they are thinking about the wrong kind of spider web.

Unlike other spider webs, cobwebs have been abandoned by their former tenants, leaving them to gather dust in their sticky threads. That means no spiders will come out to scare you away, and you won’t have to deal with icky egg sacks when cleaning cobwebs.

How to get rid of all those hard-to-reach cobwebs

Getting rid of cobwebs is pretty straightforward: you find them and wipe them. The real issue is reaching them, and you can use a couple of tools to make it easier!

Option #1. Extendable duster

As mentioned above, removing a cobweb might not be challenging, but you have to reach it first. You can use an extendable duster to eliminate cobwebs even in the highest and most inaccessible places around your home. 

If you don’t own an extendable duster, you can make your own with a microfiber cloth or a spare. Just attach the cloth or sock to a large pole with rubber bands—the stick’s length will give you the same reach as any store-bought duster.

Option #2. Vacuum cleaner

To clean hard-to-reach cobwebs with the help of a vacuum cleaner, you only need to upgrade your device with a long wand attachment!

Using a vacuum cleaner will make removing cobwebs an effortless task. However, if you don’t already own the device and proper attachments, it might be a little more expensive than other cleaning tools.

How to prevent cobwebs in your home

If you’re looking for a way to keep your home cobweb-free for longer, here are two things you can try.

1. Sealing

Spiders have a way of finding the tiniest spaces where they may fit to get inside your home—like your window sills or under the door. 

So, finding and sealing the cracks and holes in your home can stop spiders from entering. This way, they won’t be able to leave their pesky webs behind!

2. Repellents

An obvious way to get rid of house spiders is by using repellents. One option is to get one from a store, but you can also make your own at home if you want to use natural alternatives! 

To make your spider repellent, fill a spray bottle with water, add a tablespoon of essential oil, and pour a splash of soap. The soap will allow the oil and water to mix properly, and the scents from essential oils will repel spiders—the best oils for this are tea tree, lavender, citrus, and eucalyptus.

We can help you keep your house spotless!

Regular cleaning is the most effective way to keep your house free of cobwebs and spiders. However, we know that setting up a cleaning routine is easier said than done. 

No need to worry; Maids à la Mode is ready to help you keep a clean home! Besides, all our cleaning packages include cobweb removal. 

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