Keep house angle spiders out of the apartment: Simple tips drive away animals
Created: 08/19/2022, 16:05
By: Dominik Jahn
From autumn, people who are afraid of spiders will have to be particularly careful again.
Because: Then the house angle spiders are increasingly drawn into houses and apartments.
Again and again spiders provide real shock moments.
Warnings from experts about the current spread of the Nosferatu spider in Germany do not help to calm the situation, as
And the fact that the house spider is on the rise again from September and October makes many people uneasy.
But how can you keep the eight-legged crawlers at bay?
As soon as it gets colder in autumn, the house spider likes to look for dark, damp and warm places.
It is therefore also known as a cellar spider and house spider.
The animal, which belongs to the Tegenaria spider genus, can already be found increasingly in apartments.
This is due to the current weather.
House spiders come into the house through open windows and doors
According to the portal
, the house spider likes to get into the apartments via open windows and doors, the gap under the front door, cracks in the masonry, ventilation openings or with objects that you bring into the house.
Garden chairs and firewood or shopping baskets are perfect options for the spiders.
After all, the experts give a rejection of a myth surrounding the house angle spiders: They definitely do not come into the house via sewage pipes.
And, even if it is Germany's largest spider species, it is harmless.
House angle spider: preventive measures against the crawlers
Basically, with all measures, you should make sure that the house spiders are not killed.
According to the Baden-Württemberg Nature Conservation Union, it is important for the ecosystem.
They eat mosquitoes and other insects.
The experts therefore always have one big request: the spider should be put outside with a piece of paper and a glass.
But then expose again at least 50 meters away from the house.
Or act proactively.
A popular home remedy for house spiders and spiders in general is lavender.
The plant provides a natural aroma barrier on doors and windows.
Lavender can also help against wasps.
According to haus.de, anyone who suffers from a fear of spiders (arachnophobia) can take further steps.
Fly screens on all windows in the house.
Fly screen door also in front of the balcony or terrace door.
Seal the gap under the front door with a door brush seal
Seal cracks and cracks in the masonry with lead wool, plaster or tow
Close ventilation pipes with a fine metal mesh
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In the fight against the house spider: Clean corners thoroughly and regularly
Since one of the main retreats of the house spider is in inaccessible corners, it is always worth cleaning there more thoroughly and more frequently.
Scent barriers also help in these places in the home.
In addition to lavender, there are a number of other remedies, according to
eucalyptus or peppermint oil
Tea Tree Oil
A mixture of essential oils with water should be particularly effective.
This can then be sprayed onto the appropriate locations with a spray bottle.
Even a simple scented candle can be helpful under certain circumstances.
House angle spider has a nasty predator
Reassuring or not, the house spider also has a nasty predator: the spider runner.
has already reported, this centipede is also spreading more and more in Baden-Württemberg.
Humans can also be bitten by the spider runners.
And after all, the house angle spider is not the noble orb spider.
Their bite is extremely dangerous.
Since 2017 it has gradually arrived in Germany and can also be found in corners and niches - but much more rarely than the harmless house spider.