Are You Inviting Spiders Into Your Bed?

by HomeDecorBeauty


Of all the spaces in your home, the last place you want to come face-to-face with a spider is your bed. Your bedroom is a sanctuary designed to make you feel comfortable and safe, so seeing creepy reptiles in that space can totally ruin that comfort.

Unfortunately, the choices you make when designing your bedroom can make it easier for spiders to crawl into your bed. The layout of your bedroom (and the way you make your bed) can attract spiders into your most sacred space. Read on to discover some common design mistakes that can attract pests and some ways to keep spiders out of your bed.

You may have unintentionally invited spiders into your bed

According to Terminix, getting rid of spiders in your home completely can be a challenge, but certain design choices can make your space less welcoming of these pests.

The position of your bed may put you in the spider’s path

If you frequently notice spiders on your bed, it may be because of the location of your bed. When your bed frame is pushed against the wall, insects are more likely to crawl from the wall into your sleeping space. Having your bed flush with the wall may also allow it to get into the cobweb’s path, especially if it’s in a corner or near a window.

Consider your sheets

Your sheets may also be an invitation to spiders, as sheets, blankets, or quilts dragged on the floor can act as ladders for all kinds of bugs to climb up.

bedroom with lots of plants

How to Get Rid of Spiders in the Bedroom

While it may be impossible to completely eliminate spiders in your bedroom, you can make simple changes to make the space less hospitable for these uninvited guests.

Make your bed less prone to pests

Start by moving your bed a few inches away from the wall or corner. Then, tuck in your bedding and keep it off the floor. These changes can make it harder for pests to crawl into your bed. Also, don’t eat in the bed to avoid attracting pests in the first place. Breadcrumbs and other food scraps can bring a crowd into your bed, so leave late-night snacks in the kitchen!

use essential oils

Essential oils are a natural repellant that is not only safe to use on your bedding, but also makes it smell good. The oils contain a chemical called d-limonene, which naturally repels pests like spiders and mosquitoes, as well as lavender, peppermint, lemon, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus. To make a simple insect repellent spray, add a few drops of an oil of your choice to a spray bottle filled with water. Try several different oil and ratio combinations to find the perfect and most effective combination.

Wash bedding regularly

Change and wash your sheets at least once a week to remove any debris that can attract pests. Plus, if spiders get into your sheets, washing them can get them out quickly.

clean under your bed

Debris under the bed can provide the perfect habitat for spiders. Similar to piles of rocks or wood outside your home, clutter provides many hiding spaces where spiders can hide and web without being disturbed. To prevent any spiders from nesting under your bed, clear clutter and find other storage spots for your belongings.

moving houseplants

While they can add a lot of natural flair to your space, your beloved greenery may invite spiders into your bedroom. Potted plants can provide an ideal refuge for spiders to hide and nest undisturbed. How you care for your plants will also attract spiders. Overwatering, for example, attracts species of insects that thrive in moist soil. This basically turns your plants into the perfect hunting ground for spiders. However, that doesn’t mean you should abandon your plants entirely. Instead, move the plants further away from your bed and place them on a windowsill or shelf. Make sure you give them the right amount of water too.

A bed isn’t a place for spiders, but sometimes it can provide a nice lodging for these creatures. To prevent any pests from entering your bed, be sure to move the bed away from the walls and keep the plants away from the bed. Make sure to clean your sheets and bottoms regularly, and finally, use essential oils to create a safe repellant to keep spiders and other pests out of your bedroom. With these tips, you can make it harder for spiders to crawl into your bed, giving you peace of mind and easy sleep again.

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