Hobo Spider Mitigation
Not really a disaster but I have found several hobo spider webs around the foundation of our house and in cracks in the foundation. My concern is they have already invaded my crawl space and I do not want to go in there but apparently it's recommended once a year. Even if I had a tyvek suit I wouldn't want to, well maybe I would then..
Regardless, I have sprayed against the foundation but the spiders seem to return. I don't really mind them being outside as much but I definately don't want them in my house or even in my crawlspace (Which I know is next to impossible). I have been thinking about contacting a company to come in and put in thicker vapor barrier and even install a sump pump and/or some kind of dehumidifer for that area but I don't have the cash flow to warrant it. My big concern is one of these spiders gets into the house and bites my 1 year old son. I have searched far and wide for solutions online but all I see are to get the traps(Which don't really prevent infestation) or use dust(Again, not a prevention). I think the best solution is to mitigate moisture. In the summer I plan on doing some foundation work like ensuring proper grading and doing some landscaping work. I don't have debris near the foundation, just dirt. Other than that I am not sure what else could be employed as the crawlspace has to be vented, I live in the PAC NW.
I have also heard mothballs are a good measure but I don't want the smell of mothballs creeping up into my house from the crawlspace. Help!