How to Use Spider Traps

Many insects and pests can be caught in traps, and spiders are no exception. The most effective and most commonly used spider traps are sticky traps which are glue-based and are designed specifically to keep the spiders from getting away. Sticky traps are a safe and effective way of getting rid of many types of spiders in your home.

Easy to Use Spider Traps
Sticky traps for spiders can either be purchased from your local hardware or home improvement stores or you can easily make them yourself right at home. For the homemade option, you simply need a flat cardboard surface and a sticky substance such as Tangle-Trap™ coating in order to trap the spider. Simply apply the coating to the cardboard and that’s it. For the store-made option, assembled sticky traps are fairly inexpensive and easy to find.

Where to Place Spider Traps

Sticky traps for spiders can be placed along baseboards, in the garage, inside cabinets or closets, and behind furniture where spiders tend to move or hide. The process of trapping the spider happens when the spiders walk onto the trap. As they try to cross the sticky surface, they are soon caught in the coating and remain in place.

For larger spiders, such as the fast and hairy wolf spider, consider using glue boards in order to trap them. These are essentially a larger and more heavy-duty version of the regular spider trap and are specially designed to trap those larger pests.

The best part about spider traps is that no insecticides or attractants (pheromones) are used or needed. You can use several traps in one area or room. Once the trap is full, they can easily be disposed of in the trash.

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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