Pet tarantulas, and house spiders

Asked April 17, 2019, 7:35 AM EDT

How can I get rid of house spiders when I can't use bug spray? I dont have a picture but my son said he found a brown recluse spider in our basement. I can't use spray because of his pet
tarantulas. The last time I sprayed even though it wasn't around the pets the fumes kill them. What can I do for the house spiders without killing his pets again?

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3 Responses

Non-chemical treatments are limited, but some suggestions would be glue boards, diatomaceous earth powder to spread in areas where the pets cannot get to, boric acid powder in the same areas and vacuuming.

Thank you