Whilst spiders are amazing creatures (and even friends) to some people, the majority still perceive them as their worst nightmare. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by a US-based pest control company, spiders are the second most frightening pest next to snakes.
There has been a rise in spider sightings in cars for the past few months, with some leading to vehicular accidents. If you’re one of the people who get freaked out by spiders, this can happen to you.
Keep these eight-legged creatures as far away from your car as possible with these basic prevention tips from Bob Gunn Termite Solutions:
1. Observe Cleanliness
Messy places attract arachnids, which is why it’s important to not eat inside your vehicle. When you eat in your car, crumbs can be left in your vehicle’s interior, attracting small insects that are prey to spiders.
Deter spiders by vacuuming your car’s floor and upholstery regularly. Wiping down plastic surfaces in your vehicle is also a big help.
2. Remove Junk
Do you best to limit the items you keep in your car. What you can do is to schedule a “car date” to de-clutter your vehicle once a week.
Spiders make their webs in the dark and love to hide in any man-made mess. Keep your car tidy to not make it a building site option for spiders.
3. Take Advantage of the Power of Scents
There are various smells that spiders don’t like. These include tea tree, peppermint and eucalyptus oils as well as citrus peels. Use air freshener sprays with any of these scents to help spider-proof your vehicle. You can also drop a bit of essential oil onto cotton balls and place them in your trunk and glove compartment.
When to Call a Professional
When you feel like you can’t handle the arachnids in your vehicle (or in your home for that matter), it’s time to employ the services of a fully licensed and qualified pest manager — such as Bob Gunn Termite Solutions.
With our top-notch, environmentally-friendly pest treatments, we’ll protect you and your loved ones from eight-legged creepy crawlies and ensure they never come back.
Contact us in Brisbane today. Our friendly office staff is waiting for your call.