Spider spray buying guide
Chemical or Natural
With many folks now worried about the use of chemical pesticides, it is important to decide if you want to go for a product made of all-natural ingredients or if you won’t mind products made of chemicals.
Many spider sprays made of all-natural ingredients are supposed to be safe for humans. This means you can use them where there are humans and pets without fear of any toxic contents getting into their systems.
Those made from chemicals are however not safe for humans and may require that the treated area be vacated for a while.
Many insist that the residue left behind still constitute some health hazard to users. Some users, on the other hand, do not believe the all-natural products are really effective. They believe they are too mild to really get the job done.
Before making your decision, ensure you carefully read through the documentation and maybe check out what other users are saying about the product so you can choose one that will serve you well.
This is a major concern for many of those who are not bothered by spider sprays made of chemicals. Many manufacturers are trying hard to reduce the level of toxicity of their products. That said, some products still possess high toxicity levels.
Knowing how safe or dangerous a product is to your health will help you know whether to get it at all and if you do get it, will help you decide how to use it. You may decide to use it and leave the treated area for some days. At least, knowing will help you make an informed decision.
The fact that you want to treat a spider infestation may not necessarily mean that spiders are the only pests on your property. Having a product that does not only kill and repel spiders but also kills and repels other common home pests may be a better deal.
It will really be a waste or an inconvenience to have to get one treatment for spiders, another for cockroaches, another for mosquitoes, etc.
If it is possible to get one that can get all these pests exterminated (and it is), then that should be a better choice.
It, however, all comes down to your personal choice. If you just want to deal with the spiders, then, by all means, go for the spider spray that kills only spiders.
Durability of treatment
No one really wants to have to treat their homes every so often. Before making your choice, find out how long the treatment stays active. This will give you an idea of how often you will need to treat your home to stay spider free.
The size of the spider spray will determine if it will be sufficient for your use. It may be more economical to get a spider spray that offers more volume so you can treat a wider area without having to get multiple cans.
Some spider sprays are odorless or possess negligible scents. Try to ensure you know if what you are choosing has any odor.
Spider sprays with strong odors are more inconveniencing as you may need to vacate the treated area for a while. In some cases, you may have to deal with the odor for a few days.
Be sure you know what you are getting into so you can at least plan appropriately. You may just need to get a gas mask or else go for a different product.