Trying to find out how to clean spider webs from house siding usually suggests that there is a spider invasion (even if it is just one spider). And house sidings are a usual spot for spiders to live and breed.
Now, if you have arachnophobia, taking care of spiders and their web might be a tough thing for you. So, if you can, try to get someone to assist you in that area. That said, let’s see what needs to be done.
Clearing Them Out
If the web is hanging really low, you can take a sweeper to it and that would be all. However, you want to be careful if the spider is still in there so that it doesn’t fall on you.
Now, if you’ll be taking a sweeper to the web, consider working in a circular motion so that the web wraps around the sweeper and doesn’t just hang down. This makes it easy to clear things out.
To get the webs out of the sweeper, brushing it across the ground should do the trick.
If, however, the webs cannot be reached with a sweeper, your vacuum cleaner would do the trick. A handheld vacuum cleaner is the preferred option in this instance because it is lightweight.
However, if you do not have one, your regular vacuum cleaner should do; just make use of the extension hose.
A good number of vacuum cleaners now come with a crevice tool and this is what you want to use in taking out the webs.
Alternatively, if you’ve noticed spider webs on the ceiling of your siding and said ceiling is a speckled ceiling, it would be terribly difficult to get the webs out with a suction tool or a sweeper.
What would actually work best is tape, preferably duct tape.
Now, because you cannot place duct tape all over your ceiling, you’ll need to wrap the duct tape around something that can get to your ceiling. Make sure the sticky side is facing upward.
Then take said tape wrapped instrument across your ceiling to get out the webs there. You might need to take more than one swipe to get out all the web, though.
This video shows an alternative spider web removal method.
Preventing A Comeback
While taking care of existing webs is a good idea, it is probably a better idea to either make sure that it doesn’t happen in the first place or make sure that it doesn’t happen again.
The most obvious one is to get insecticide. If you have noticed spider webs around your house, there is a possibility that the spinner is still around somewhere and has probably already laid eggs.
The insecticide should be able to take care of both the spider and the eggs. That said, there are actually more specific insect killers that kill just spiders.
Alternatively, electronic repellents are actually a thing and you could look into those.
This is actually a better option if you or anyone in your home has asthma or any kind of respiratory problem or you just do not like the sprays.
However, if you are not interested in any of those, there are some people that swear by essential oils.