With autumn fully underway, and winter not far away, British owners were able to see an increase in uninvited guests from the creepy variety of bugs that invade their homes.
A frequent question asked by owners is: "How do I get rid of spiders?"
This year, in particular, a greater number of spiders are expected in British homes than usual. Qualified as the "spider invasion of the United Kingdom", spiders like the giant spider of the house will go in search of heat, they will hide in the cabinets, sheds and walls of the cavity.
Whether you're arachnophobic or not, having an eight-legged creature wandering around the inside of your house, covering your roofs and walls with cobwebs, is not always the most pleasant experience.
Many feel uncomfortable and anxious just to think about it.
There is an old history of wives that says spiders have a morbid fear of horse chestnuts and that they can prevent eight-legged visitors from entering their home, but is this scientifically true?
Many people in panic leave chestnuts on window ledges and under sofas to deter arachnids from taking refuge in their home.
A German chemist, Hartmut Förster, previously described a chemical in horse chestnuts as "toxic" to insects. However, spiders are not insects, since they do not have six legs and three main parts of the body.
Other people have claimed that conkers emit a smell that repels spiders.
However, according to the Woodland Trust online website, conkers may not repel spiders at all. "Unfortunately, there is no evidence that this is true," the website said.
"History says that conkers contain a harmful chemical that repels spiders, but no one has been able to prove it scientifically."
"There is a rumor that if a spider approaches a conker, it will bend its legs and die in a day."
In 2010, Roselyn Elementary School students in Cornwall won an RSC award that year for their informal study that discredited the myth of the conker.
In the study, the children placed spiders in boxes with conkers and discovered that the arachnids had climbed on the seeds.
Another experiment they undertook was to place spiders in a water tank with the option of a wooden bridge or conkers. Many of the spiders, surprisingly, chose the conker bridge.
Chemicals and pesticides, a common method used by many to kill spiders, can often be dangerous for your family and pets, and are not environmentally friendly.
However, Rentokil, which offers a professional spider service, has some simple tips on its disposal.
On his website, he advises: “The most effective way to control spiders is to limit their food source.
"This should include cleaning dead flies, mealybugs, millipedes, centipedes and other crawling insects."
Five simple steps of Rentokil could keep your home free of arachnids.
Seek to do this in particularly protected places: under countertops, cabinet backs, or under and behind large furniture.
Delete notable networks On a regular basis.
Fill the gaps
Look for holes in the walls, around the pipes and under the doors, and filling them will prevent entry.
Remove shelter sites
Make sure you don't have woodpiles, garden bags, compost piles and general mess near your property.
Deter all insects
Use the rays in a way that is less attractive to the insects (flies) that spiders feed on.
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