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3 Tips for Keeping Spiders out of Garden Sheds

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It's easy for garden sheds to become infested with spiders, as they tend to hang out in shady, unoccupied corners. If you don't use your garden sheds regularly, the spiders will be left undisturbed. In short, your garden sheds basically become a safe haven for spiders. If you don't want to have to deal with icky spider webs and possibly venomous spiders, like the Sydney funnel-web, follow the 3 tips below to keep your garden sheds free of spiders.

Vacuum Up Spider Webs Regularly

Without a home, the spiders will relocate; however, most spiders tend to be rather persistent. If you remove or get rid of one of their webs, they will spin another one right away. Keep in mind that it takes the average spider only about one hour to construct an orb web. Because of this, you'll have to be more persistent than the spider. Once you see a web, vacuum it up immediately. Make sure you return the next day to see whether another web has been spun. If you see another web, remove it again immediately.

Spray Essential Oils Regularly

Keep your garden sheds smelling divine and keep spiders away by spraying a concoction made of essential oils, natural dish washing liquid and water along the baseboards, ceilings and corners of the garden shed. Several types of essential oils have been found to be effective spider repellents. They include citrus, tea tree, lavender, cinnamon, peppermint and citronella. If you want to get fancy, you can mix different types of essential oils together in order to create your own fragrance. 

Organize the Shed and Remove Clutter

Spiders can easily make a home in the nooks and crannies of any clutter you may have stored inside the garden shed. They'll hide under firewood piles, garden bags and even garden tools, and stay out of sight while you're in the shed so that you don't even notice that they're there. The key to making sure that your garden sheds stay spider-free is to keep it organized. Don't store any garbage there and avoid tossing everything into big piles. It'll only create more hiding places.


Don't let spiders take over your garden shed and scare you away. With the tips above, you'll be able to reclaim your garden shed and keep the creepy, crawl invaders out. Even if you don't find them creepy, keep in mind that many spiders are venomous, and you definitely don't want them in your nearby vicinity and risk getting bit. For more information, contact experts in spider control.