We can’t believe it’s already October! That means the air is becoming crisp, the days are getting shorter, and you’ve got a few weeks to get your Halloween costumes and decorations sorted out. But before you jump in and start stringing up your pumpkin, ghost, and spider web decorations, take the time to get rid of any legitimate cobwebs that might be lurking in your home.
Why are there cobwebs inside in the first place? Spiders roam around and when they stumble into your house via any tiny gaps in walls or windows, they do what they do best—spin webs. If they aren’t successful in catching any food, they generally find their way outside again where they have better luck with insects. But they leave behind their sticky web, which grabs any dust or dirt or pet hair that floats by.
The best way to keep these creepy cobwebs away is to dust every week if you can. Work your way from top to bottom using our Foam Handled Extension Versa Pole so you can hit the upper corners of your ceiling where you’re most likely to encounter any cobwebs.
Window blinds and other window treatments are another area where spiders love to build webs. Attack these areas with our hand washable Speed Cleaning™ Flexible Microfiber Duster which can bend and shape itself to the blinds to best remove the dust.
For other areas around your home, use the Speed Cleaning™ 18″ Premium Ostrich Feather Duster to wipe away any dust. Be sure you bring the duster to a full stop at the end of your dusting motion, then tap the duster against your ankle to drop the dust to the floor before you keep dusting. As a final step, vacuum the floor to prevent dust and dirt from recirculating and getting caught in any tiny webs.
Another way to prevent cobwebs is to stay on top of your clutter. By keeping piles of clutter in your house, it gives spiders a spot for them to set up their own homes. Be sure everything you take out to use gets put back in its place when you’re done with it so your clutter is minimized.