Things You Will Need
- Feather duster
- Yellow light bulbs
- Caulk gun
The cellar spider is identified by its four pairs of long legs, and is commonly mistaken for a "daddy longlegs" Cellar spiders are commonly found in dark places such as cellars, closets and attics. The spiders make a web that does not have a pattern.
Although cellar spiders are not dangerous, their webs can give your home an unpleasant look.
- Capture any loose cellar spiders in a glass. Slide a napkin underneath the glass to capture the spider. Release it outside. Don't worry, cellar spiders are not poisonous to humans.
- Clean all the spider webs from the walls using a feather duster.
- Place a dehumidifier in the room where the cellar spiders are appearing. Lowering the humidity in a room will reduce the likelihood of cellar spiders appearing again.
- Replace any white light bulbs in the area with yellow light bulbs. Yellow light is less attractive to cellar spiders, say experts at the Clemson University Extension.
- Seal any cracks around windows using caulk. Press a 1/4-inch bead around the window. Caulking cracks helps prevent spiders from getting inside.