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What are all the effective ways I can use to prevent/kill spiders in my home?

Asked by desiree333 (3190 points ) January 21st, 2013 from iPhone

I have MAJOR arachnophobia.. Today, even though it’s winter, I found a spider crawling on the end of my hair. That resulted in a half-hour screaming/crying/scratching episode… For some reason I find spiders in my room on about a monthly basis. It is getting to the point where I fear sleeping and just generally being in my room. I have rarely, if ever found spiders anywhere else in the house. I’m not sure why my room specifically seems to be the target. I am very, very clean. What are some effective ways I can prevent spiders from entering my room, and how do I kill them without actually touching them? Also, is there some sort of lethal spray that I can use when I find one? I’m also thinking about paying someone to scour my room/house for spiders and killing them. Will exterminators do this for me?

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