How To Keep Spiders Away from Your Patio & Lanai

08 February 2024 · 3 min read

Spiders in My Patio 

The patio is a great spot to chill and enjoy the evening, especially while watching the sunset. Just sitting there, reading a book, and sipping some wine can boost your mood and make you feel good. Imagine yourself in that scenario, and suddenly notice a spider on the chair you’re sitting on. Instantly, the nice moment turns into a bummer, right? It gets even worse if the spider escapes because then you become paranoid, and the idea of relaxing on your patio becomes a no-go. But hey, this situation can be avoided by learning a few simple ways of how to keep spiders away from your patio. It’s not difficult at all, and the information you need is right here with Greenhouse.

Find Out What Attracts Spiders

If you want to get rid of spiders on your porch or deck for good, the most important thing is to figure out what makes them come in the first place. Just getting rid of the spiders won’t work if you don’t deal with what’s attracting them to your home.

The main thing that brings spiders to your patio is food. They won’t stick around if they can’t find anything to eat. It’s worth noting that spiders like to snack on insects, so if your patio is full of flies, cockroaches, moths, mosquitoes, and other bugs, you’re more likely to have lots of spiders hanging around.

Bugs also get attracted to light. They use sunlight to find their way around, and they can’t distinguish between the light on your patio and natural sunlight. So, they try to move towards the light, and spiders do the same. This means spiders will follow both the light and the other bugs going towards the light, sort of like hitting two targets with one shot.

Spiders also like places where they can live comfortably. They are attracted to cracks, small openings, and other spots where they can hide and wait for insects to pass by. Many spiders really like hiding in gaps, gutters, and cracks.

Now that you know what brings spiders to your patio, you can do things to keep these eight-legged bugs away.

How to Keep Spiders Away from Your Patio

There are simple ways to get rid of spiders on your patio and prevent them from coming back. Most of these methods involve making the deck less cozy for spiders, and you can decide which ones to try.

Keep Your Patio Clean 

A natural way to get rid of spiders on your outdoor deck is to clean it more often. We mentioned earlier that spiders like hiding in messy places with cracks and gaps. So, it makes sense that regularly checking, fixing, and cleaning your patio will help keep spiders away.

Remove Bugs 

Next, you can make spiders go hungry by getting rid of the bugs in your yard. Flies and roaches are likely what spiders eat. But don’t worry; there are a few ways, both natural and chemical, to control flies and roaches in these situations.

Try Natural Sprays

Also, think about using natural sprays that you can make using fruits and spices from your kitchen. These sprays mess with the spiders’ sense of smell and make them go away. One example is a mix of peppermint oil and water. If you have peppermint oil for cooking, just grab it and use it.

Another natural mix that works well against spiders is garlic water. Crush garlic cloves with water, put the mixture in a spray can, and use it when needed. Just keep in mind that the strong smell might affect your relaxing time on the patio, but at least it’s a temporary smell to enjoy a spider-free patio.

Pest Control

Hiring pest control to manage spiders and their webs is the most effective way to manage patios by employing targeted strategies. Professional exterminators can identify and treat the specific factors that attract spiders, such as removing sources of food like insects. They also use specialized products that create an inhospitable environment for spiders, making patios less appealing for them to build webs on. Pest control maintenance helps in removing spider webs and ensures a spider-free and more enjoyable outdoor space.

safe pest control for outdoors

Reclaim your patio and enjoy a spider-free haven! Schedule Greenhouse pest control service today for web-free, relaxing outdoor experience.