Controlling Spiders in Basements???
I was hoping someone might have a few good ideas on controlling spiders in our basement. We have a newborn so I am not looking for chemical control. I understand they are beneficial however we have an area where we like to hang out away from the kids. On more than one occasion I have seen a spider decend almost right on my husband from above. I also won't grab any boxes and stuff because I tend to get a severe reaction to spider bites.
This is what we have done so far:
Leave the lights on in the active area
Keep the basement clean and dust free
Knock down webs near common areas
Plus we often re-organize it since adding to our family so there is alot of activity plus the laundry is down there.
With all these things going on to see so many spiders still makes me wonder if we have issues with a large population. We had to insulate our basement and have not capped it yet. I'm thinking maybe that might be causing lots of spiders. Our basement is dry never wet.
Any help would be great!