Spider Control in a Basement


Hoping you can lead me in the right direction. Couple of things. I’m having a problem with spiders in my basement. I live in a house thats 30yrs old in the country. Not awhole lot of cracks or crevices for pests to get in. I would like a product that I can apply around the base of my house. I have a few issues that I am concerned about. I have 2 small dogs,outside cat and a waterfall close to the house with fish and frogs in it. I obviously do not want to harm any of the mentioned animals. What could I use to get rid of the spiders? I also have found a few wolf spiders (this concerns me) I also have a large beehive forming on the over hang of my house. What can I do about this? Any help would be appreciated!


The bee hive, unless you have a beesuit is best to call a professional for removal they can be very aggressive when attacked.

Professional Beesuit

For spiders you will want to look at Cy-kick or Tempo SC, both concentrates that can be applied to the baseboards of the basement, Glueboards are a great control and monitoring item, when place in areas.  catchmaster 72 MB’s, inexpensize and highly effective.  Keep the pets and humans out of area until completely dry.

Catchmaster Glueboards

Catchmaster Glueboards

You can spray the outside of the house with either of these products, create a 3 foot band up and out from the structure, I would avoid the areas where you have the water fall with fish and frogs as these can be toxic.  But treating the other 3 sides will help cut down the spider presence.  Treat all entry points, weep holes, door frames, windows etc.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.  I am posting your question and answer on our blog so you can get links to all the products discussed.


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There are over 35,000 species of spiders worldwide.  All spiders are predators and feed on living prey, spiders are voracious eaters and can help control other insect populations.  Spiders commonly found around our homes are daddy long legs, tarantulas, jumping spiders, Sac spiders, wolf spiders, ground spiders, crab spiders, funnel weavers, black widow spiders brown recluse spiders, hobo spiders, and the common house spiders.

Spiders are beneficial insects that help control large numbers of insects in a structure.  Most are harmless except for a few species that can be dangerous.  Removal of webs, egg sacs and potential harborage areas is critical to long-term success in spider control.  Sealing up all openings, cracks and crevices will help eliminate access points.



Monica Bird (949 Posts)

Monica’s compassion for her customer's struggles with pest control issues and passion for pest control stems from over 10 years in the industry. With a master’s degree in entomology, she uses her knowledge and experience in chemistry, insects and pests to educate her customers.

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