Welcome to Termite TV — our question-and-answer video series. We’ve gathered some interesting (and some odd) questions that have been asked by clients, friends, and family. Each week we are picking one question and we’ll share the answer with you. If you have a question that’s bugging you, shoot us an email. We could answer it…

Spiders can be more than frightening, especially when you’re not expecting to see one! Our Senior Pest Technician Jason is here to give you an easy temporary fix to get rid of a spider in your home — fast!

Video Transcription

Okay today’s question is…

How to get rid of a spider without getting near it?

The easiest solution or option would be to go down to your local hardware or supermarket and purchase an aerosol product or surface spray similar to this one (Seclira® Pressurised Insecticide). This one is a commercial-grade product so it probably won’t be available to the average public. However, there are many, many other aerosols available.

This one here has a little extended nozzle which will simply give us a bit more distance from the spider. I understand that a lot of people do have arachnophobia, so this will give you a bit more comfort standing away. Follow the label, direct application of however much product to the spider and it should kill the spider directly — and peace of mind for yourself the homeowner.

Are you dealing with a spider infestation?

The solution above is a quick fix to a single spider, or two. If you’re dealing with a spider infestation we recommend a spider removal treatment to not only keep you and your family safe, but to provide peace of mind.

To learn more about what type of spider you’re dealing with, visit our blog on How To Identify A Spider.