Asked on Aug 05, 2017

How do you keep cobwebs out of your garage and basement?

Sharon Smith
by Sharon Smith
Basement is not used daily but I walk into them frequently and see them constantly. Garage door is kept down most of the time but webs appear in corners, around door fixtures, etc.

  9 answers
  • Karin Maurich Karin Maurich on Aug 05, 2017

    Spray strong brewed peppermint tee around doors,windows and in corners

  • SandyG SandyG on Aug 05, 2017

    You have to keep the spiders out to stop cobwebs from forming. Check out different types of sprays/powders to use to keep spiders away.

  • Bda28350864 Bda28350864 on Aug 05, 2017

    We had a boat and I but dryer sheets everywhere it could not be seen, so it should work in the garage to keep spiders out

  • Pat Pat on Aug 05, 2017

    We live in the woods and every year we have a professional come and spray with a special insect liquid that does not impact the environment. Our house is approximately 2,100 square feet and the cost was in the $375 area. It usually lasts about 4-5 months. We live in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan so snow and cold take over the rest of the year. Hope this helps.

  • Bda28350864 Bda28350864 on Aug 05, 2017

    use dryer sheets everywhere in your garage, the spiders dont like them and replenish every year

  • 13526476 13526476 on Aug 05, 2017

    Many types of spiders weave a new web every day, abandoning the older one. Other types of spiders make new webs less frequently, but again they typically abandon the older one. Except, of course, for the kinds of spiders who eat their prior webs, because they are a good source of protein.

    In heavily used areas, air currents blow old spiderwebs around, and generally they break into fragments and fall to the floor, where they become part of the dust. But in areas where there is little traffic, or moving air currents, the web fragments can catch on something, and because they are coated with an adhesive, they stick; and hang there, and collect dust.

    They are harmless, albeit offensive to the eye. Just brush them away with a broom, and your home will look fine again.

    I try not to kill spiders because they eat the stuff I REALLY don't want in my home (bugs!).

  • Bda28350864 Bda28350864 on Aug 05, 2017

    there are little sound devises, battery operated, that I use inside my house and they seem to work

  • Archer Archer on Aug 06, 2017

    Peppermint oil....lots of it.

  • Semper Fi Semper Fi on Aug 06, 2017

    home bug spray ea. month