Status: 22.09.2023, 19:30 p.m.
By: Clara Kistner
When numerous insects get lost in the heated apartments again at the beginning of autumn, they often cause a brief moment of fright. However, you can easily get rid of the animals.
As soon as the temperatures slowly drop in the autumn months, most people are increasingly drawn back to their comfortably warm homes. At the same time, however, all insects, such as one or the other spider, are looking for a comfortable shelter for the winter. Many people can do without the unwanted roommates and their silken cobwebs.
Spiders in the apartment: what animals you will most often encounter
With its delicate body and long, thin legs, the weaver's servant is often found in the house as a well-known representative of the arachnids. Although it is more of a harmless beneficial organism than a pest, most people prefer to keep it in the garden rather than in their own homes. There, the arachnids can then feed on dead insects and plant materials as they please, making themselves useful, according to the council side Utopia.de.
In autumn, not only many people, but also some insects, such as the large house angle spider, retreat into the heated apartment. (Symbolic image) © blickwinkel/Imago
Equally harmless, albeit equipped with much stronger, heavily hairy legs, is the large angle spider. She, too, regularly gets lost in apartments and houses and likes to settle in inaccessible niches and hidden behind furniture, as Zdf.de reports.
The trembling spider, which is often found in bathrooms and damp basements, is also completely harmless to humans. On the other hand, it is less harmless to its natural enemy, the house angle spider, as Focus.de writes. Although harmless, the trembling spider is a relatively annoying roommate, because it diligently spins large webs in the apartment.
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Driving spiders out of the apartment
Spiders, just like many other insects, should at best be brought out of the apartment alive and not simply trampled or sucked up. Probably the most common method only requires a glass, cup or bowl and a slightly sturdier piece of cardboard to cover the opening of your vessel. Simply put your glass over the animal and run a postcard under it, for example. Now you can carry the spider out unharmed without having to touch it.
Conventional home remedies, such as peppermint oil and vinegar, are also excellent for driving away spiders. The additional sealing of windows as well as balcony and patio doors with the help of fine mosquito nets and doors also protects against unwanted visitors.