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Spider Spray or Not and Which is More Effective?

Are you being chased by a spider in your home? You may be wondering if you should use spider spray or not. Spider pest control Newcastle uses spray to kill spiders in your home.

Spray for spiders can be used to kill these bugs in your home or garden.

Spider sprays like those made by Spider Defense and Bio-Kill are recommended for killing spiders.

Spray for spiders is better than using chemicals because it works without the need for pesticides or insecticides.

Toxic chemicals can cause allergic reactions and even death from exposure to spider venom which makes them very dangerous.

Spider sprays like those made by Spider Defense are safer than chemical sprays because they work without the need for pesticides or insecticides.

The only difference between these sprays is that some have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) while others have not yet received this designation because they contain ingredients that have been proven safe but could still pose health risks if inhaled, ingested, absorbed through skin contact with clothing etc.

The short answer is definitely yes.

Spider sprays are extremely effective in deterring spiders from entering your home.

The active ingredient in spider sprays is an essential oil, peppermint oil to be exact, which the spiders find overpowering and unpleasant.

Most spider sprays are 100% natural and safe for humans and pets if used as directed.

Spraying the product around the perimeter of your home will not only keep spiders out but will also repel insects, rodents and other pests.

Take into consideration the pros and cons of spider sprays:


  • Easy to use.
  • No clean up necessary.
  • No worries about deceased spiders and their eggs being somewhere in your home.
  • No need to worry about accidentally killing beneficial insects such as ladybugs, praying mantises, or bees when spraying.
  • Fast-acting on contact.


Spider sprays typically contain a pyrethrin, which is a neurotoxin derived from chrysanthemum plants. Pyrethrins can cause respiratory issues in some people and should be used with caution around children and pets. When using any insecticide, always follow the directions on the label to ensure safe use.

Spider sprays are only effective on direct contact with the spider, so if you have a large infestation with lots of spiders hiding out in cracks and crevices, it won’t be particularly helpful for your situation.

With the warmer weather, we are seeing more spiders around the home. As people who pride ourselves on being Earth friendly, we often ask ourselves, “Should we be spraying for spiders?”

Generally speaking, the answer to this question is no. Spiders are one of nature’s best predators and can help eliminate many pests that cause damage to our homes and yards. They also eat flies and mosquitoes, which can be a real problem in the warmer months. Another reason to leave spiders alone is that they are not known to transmit diseases through their bites.

Spider sprays are most effective when applied directly to spiders and egg sacs, which means you will likely need to locate where these are hiding in your home. Unless you have a serious infestation on your hands or an arachnophobe in your household, it’s best to just let them do their thing and pick up a few spider catchers for removal instead of spraying for them.

The two most common types of spider sprays are pyrethrin and pyrethroids. Pyrethrins are a natural insecticide made from chrysanthemums. Pyrethroids are synthetic chemicals that are designed to act like pyrethrins. Both types of sprays can be effective, but there are some differences:


*Pyrethrins work quickly, killing insects on contact. But they also break down quickly in sunlight and may not kill insects that return to the treated area after a short period of time. They are generally considered a safer choice, especially for the environment.


Pyrethroids have a longer residual effect than pyrethrins, so they may keep working after the spray has dried and keep killing insects that come into contact with treated areas for an extended period of time. They may be effective against species that pyrethrins aren’t and have minimal environmental impact as well.