Clean Spider Web off House
Watch for webs during your daily cleaning. Spider webs should be removed as you see them. This can help spiders from infesting your home. As you move through your day-to-day cleaning, be on the lookout for webs. Make a note of any webs you see to clean later on.
Remove webs using a vacuum. The best means to remove spider webs is by simply using a vacuum. A handheld vacuum would be easiest to maneuver. However, if you don't have a handheld vacuum you can also use a vacuum with an extension nozzle.
- Simply use the nozzle or handheld vacuum to suck up any webs you see. If webs are stuck in, you may have to go over the area quite a few times.
- If you notice any cobwebs on furniture or curtains, vacuum over them. Then, use a lint roller to remove any leftover bits of web.
- Be sure to check under furniture. Some types of spiders may make webs in dark areas. Once a week, flip over your couches, chairs, tables, and other items of furniture to check for webs. If you notice any webs, vacuum them up.
Use a soft duster with a handle for hard-to-reach places. Some places may be difficult to reach with a vacuum cleaner. Any nooks or crannies you cannot reach with a vacuum can be cleaned using a soft duster with a handle. If you don't have one, use a rubber band to secure an old sock to the end of a yard stick or ruler. You can then use this tool to remove webs. Use duct tape and a paint roller on speckled ceilings. Speckled ceilings, also known as popcorn ceilings, can be difficult to clean. Spider webs on these kinds of ceilings can be frustrating to remove. Using duct tape can be a good trick. Take a regular paint roller and wrap duct tape around it, with the sticky side of the tape facing outward. Then, roll this over your speckled ceiling in order to remove cobwebs. It may take a few rolls to get the webs out completely. Spray down windows and window screens. Spiders often make webs in the corners of windows, settling between the screen and window. If you want to remove spider webs from these places, follow guidelines often used for cleaning older windows. Spray down the window and screen with water. You can use either a hose or a spray bottle.
- If you're spraying from outside, a garden hose with a spray nozzle attached can be sprayed onto the window. You can spray into the screen, aiming at the unwanted spider webs. If you're spraying inside, just use a standard spray bottle.
- Remove the screen and use a smaller spray bottle to dislodge any remaining spider webs. From there, clean the windows with your chosen cleaning supplies. You can use window sprays you would buy at a local department store or simply use soap and water. Clean the window thoroughly, making sure to remove any remaining residue from the spider webs.
- To prevent reoccurrence, replace screens that have cracks and tears in them. This will stop spiders from getting into your home to begin with.
Double check hard-to-reach spots of your home for webs and egg sacs. Go over the nooks and crannies in your home. Double check for spider webs or infestations in these places. If you live in an area where poisonous spiders are a hazard, you want to make sure your home is free of webs. The best way of preventing spider infestations is catching them before they start.
- Prepare a mixture of bleach and water. You can also use a combination of bleach and water to address spider webs. This is best used for live webs rather than cobwebs. This will get rid of spider eggs and kill any spiders still living in them.
- You can buy bleach at a local department store or online. Make sure to read any instructions provided before use. Always dilute bleach with water to the levels recommended on the container. For most homes, one gallon of bleach is all you'll need.
- If you're spraying bleach outside, you'll need to purchase some kind of bleach sprayer. You can do so online or at a local department store. You also may need a garden hose or adjustable spray nozzle.
- If you're bleaching in your home, a big sprayer might have too much force. You can simply mix bleach and water in a small handheld spray bottle. Make sure to wear protective gloves when handling bleach. It can be corrosive to skin.
- Always mix bleach with hot water, not lukewarm or cold water. Never mix bleach with other household chemicals.
- Survey your home for webs. Before you begin the process, survey your home for webs. This will help you determine where you need to spray or wash.
- When spraying outside, you should spray in 10 to 15 square foot sections. Look for areas that contain spider webs and decide how to break your home into sections.
- Watch out for things like exterior light fixtures or electronic components of your house. You should make sure you don't damage such areas of your home with bleach. You can try to manually remove spiders with a cleaning brush if you notice webs in such areas.
- Put on protective gear. As bleach can be harmful to skin and eyes, you'll need to put on protective gear before you begin spraying. You should have protective clothing, goggles, and gloves.
- Spray the webs. Pump the sprayer towards areas infected by spider webs. Your sprayer's settings should allow you to spray bleach somewhere between a solid stream and a gentle mist. You might want to test the sprayer on sidewalk or cement before using it on your home.
- Apply a generous amount of bleach water to any areas you notice that contain eggs or webs. As you notice the webs and sacks loosening, spray another layer of bleach and water.
- If webs are stuck on hard, use a cleaning brush to manually remove them.
- Store leftover bleach safely. Once you've sprayed down any webs you found in your home, store the leftover bleach safely. Keep it in a secure container away from children and animals. Manufacturer's instructions should provide details on how to store or dispose of bleach safely.
- Spray bleach inside. When cleaning with bleach in your home, make sure to let the bleach sit for a minute after spraying it on a web or infested area. Then, wipe the web or egg sacs away with a towel and spray on another layer of bleach. It's best to let the bleach air dry after applying it rather than recontaminating the area with a towel.
- Keep children and pets away from areas in your home that you bleached recently.
- If you feel dizzy, open the windows to provide ventilation.