Wear gloves if working in an area where spiders
are likely to live.
Avoid wood or rock piles and dark areas where
Look for spiders in low-lying webs in garages, in
barbecue grills, around swimming pools, and in wood piles.
away old furniture, tires, junk, newspaper, and old clothes. This will
eliminate places spiders like to live.
Plug openings and crevices
into the house.
Move your bed away from walls so spiders will be
less likely to creep into bed with you.
Shake out and check bedding
for spiders before getting in the bed.
Shake out and check clothing
and shoes for spiders before putting them on.
Do not leave your
child's toys outside.
Consider spraying insecticides on any
high-risk areas, such as known black widow spiderwebs, indoor cracks and
crevices, closets, attics, wood piles, and under eaves and around baseboards
and window areas. Repeat treatment is usually necessary.
spider gets on you, brush it off. Do not crush it.
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