Unless you are an Arachnophile, you detest these eight-legged menaces. Our first reaction is to grab a shoe or can of spray to get rid of the beast. But if there is one thing we have learned about bugs, is that where there is one, there are more. So, what do we do now that we have the sinking feeling that somewhere there is a nest of these critters just waiting for us to put our foot into a slipper or to jump out at us from under a towel in the restroom? You don’t want to fill your home with harsh chemicals, especially around the kids and pets. So, it's time to find the best non-toxic spider spray for your home.
Types of Spiders
There are many species of spiders—more than 45,000; it is scary to think about. But the most common to the home are these:
American House Spider
These are relatively harmless, but they do love to make webs in corners and closets. They are small and brown or gray in color.
The Brown Recluse is a decent size spider. Their venom is fairly toxic and bites often require medical attention.
One of the most dreaded of all. However, they are not as aggressive as some make them out to be. They like undisturbed areas like sheds and under porch furniture. Their venom is not as toxic as a Brown Recluse, but people often require medical attention if bitten.
Tiny but scary in that they jump. They are black to brownish in color. They do bite but is much like a bee sting and relatively harmless.
Dangers of Over-the-Counter Spider Sprays
As stated, our first reaction is to grab an over the counter spray because that is what we have grown accustomed to. But these pesticides contain harmful chemicals. They are designed to dispose of pests. But they are just as harmful to humans and pets if not used properly. If sprayed indoors, the area must be cleaned thoroughly before it can be used again. Especially if it is in the kitchen around food. Over the counter [OTC] sprays are equally harmful to the environment.
Non-Toxic Spider Spray for Your Home
Considering the aversion to toxic sprays and other chemical-based remedies, homeowners search the internet for home remedies to use to rid their homes of spiders. Many of the non-toxic spider sprays for home are considered safe to use.
Dish Soap and Water
This mixture can be helpful, but not full proof. In addition, anytime you use soap, you run the risk of a slippery surface. Even after drying, any moisture introduced to the area sprayed, can result in a potentially slippery situation.
Coconut Oil and Vinegar
Again, another helpful method with a base that can result in a slip or a fall if used in an area with traffic. Also, vinegar is a strongly scented ingredient that many find unpleasant.
Powder products, like Dr. Killigan’s Insect Buster, are usually your best bet when it comes to a non-toxic spider killer spray.
The Insect Buster, when filled with Dust to Dust, a superb alternative to diatomaceous earth and with proven kill times of up to 50% faster, is a powerful tool to have on hand. Use this bulb duster for precise insecticide dispersal. We promise that it'll pack a wallop.
The Bottom Line for Spiders
When looking for a non-toxic bug and spider spray for your home, look no further than Dr. Killigan’s. We offer 100% toxin-free pest control products. We say they're beautiful because we take pride in our presentation. Our products are appealing to the eye and return ‘classy’ to your home, both through the look of the product and that your home is bug-free.