How do I get rid of spiders outside?

Question: What is the best way to get rid of spiders outside. Is there a spray we can use?

Answer: Spiders are not easily controlled, whether inside or outside the house. They are often abundant around the outside of the house, especially around outdoor lights. Insects are attracted to outdoor lights at night, and spiders are there to hunt for insects. Spiders are predators of insects. This is their food, and this is where they will be most abundant and active. A program to reduce the spiders around the outside of the house should begin by reducing the presence of insects around the outside of the house.

When spiders occur outside the house in large numbers, such as on the siding or on the ornamental shrubs, try to reduce the use of outdoor lights. The most common spiders around the outside of houses are wolf spiders. These are the large and often ''hairy'' spiders that are hunters and do not make webs. Next in abundance would be the web-making or orb-weaver spiders. Orb-weaver spiders are often bright yellow and black.

Spraying outdoors to control spiders is usually not effective. Web removal and elimination of their food source, insects, is a much better way to resolve these issues.

Call your local Orkin branch office. A highly trained Orkin Pest Specialist will come to your home and conduct a thorough inspection inside and outside. Upon assessing the situation, your Orkin Pest Specialist will develop a customized treatment plan that is backed by science and fits your specific needs.

Ask Orkin

Get More Answers from Orkin

Difference between a cellar spider and a brown recluse spider?

Q

What's the difference between a cellar spider and a brown recluse spider?

Causes of a bed bug infestation. Hotel? Used Furniture?

Q

To my knowledge, bed bugs don't just disappear, which is what makes me think that they may be bat bugs or bird bugs. Help!

My carpet has been chewed by rats

Q

What could have done this? Would it be in the house?

Carpet beetle in dorm room

Q

I'm freaking out that they may be bed bugs or something. Can you please tell me what this is?

I have a carpenter bee infestation

Q

Does Orkin take care of carpenter bee problems? What do I have to do to get rid of them?

Can you spray for rats?

Q

I work in a granite shop, and we have a lot of rats. They are big and ugly. I wonder if there exists any spray or something similar which can kill rats.

Can bed bugs come through the walls?

Q

I live in an apartment, and there is a unit in the same building that has bed bugs. They have sprayed that apartment, but will that kill them? Can bed bugs come through the walls?

Can ticks live in the house?

Q

Can ticks live in the house?

Can termites eat through concrete?

Q

How large of a crack in concrete is needed for termites to access?

Can roaches be eliminated from a dwelling completely?

Q

I have a few months left in my lease, but I need this issue addressed before moving. Can roaches be eliminated from a dwelling completely?

Connect with Us

Our customer care team is available for you 24 hours a day.

877-819-5061

Find a Branch

Our local technicians are the pest experts in your area.

Get a Personalized Quote

We will help you find the right treatment plan for your home.

Home is where the bugs aren't™

SERVICES

Pest ControlTermite ControlPrevent and Protect

PEST LIBRARY

Browse All Pests

© 2021 Orkin LLC

Terms of UsePrivacyAccessibility StatementCareers