Connect the duster attachment to the extension pole. The long pole helps you reach high areas.
Point the dusting end toward the ceiling. Twist the pole so that the cobweb gets wrapped around the duster. Repeat until all the cobwebs are gone.
Dip the dish cloth in soapy water. Wring the water out of the cloth.
Position the ladder so that you can reach a top corner of your wall. While on the ladder, wipe the wall, ceiling and top corner with the wet cloth. Repeat this step on all the walls in your home. This helps prevent any new cobwebs from forming.
Determine the source of the spiders. The insects typically enter homes through cracks in doors, windows and screening.
Seal these cracks with caulking compound. Ensure all window and door screenings are properly installed. Inspect for tears and large holes. Spray spider repellant around windows, doors, floor trims, corners and in cracks and crevices.
Remove any food that was left out. Insects are attracted to food and spiders are attracted to insects. The more insects there are in your home, the more likely you will encounter spiders.
Eliminate live spiders by using the hose attachment on a vacuum cleaner. Simply sweep the spider up.
Release a spider outdoors by placing an overturned cup over the spider. Gently slide a piece of paper underneath the cup to trap the spider. Take the cup with the spider outdoors and release the spider.
Things You Will Need
- Duster attachment
- Long extension pole
- Soapy water
- Dish cloth or rag
- Caulking compound
- Vacuum with hose attachment
- Clear cup
- Small piece of paper
- Spider repellent
- If you do not have a duster with a long pole, use a broom with a long handle to remove cobwebs.