When we first creeped into our cellar, it was the worst nightmare of any arachnophobic. Nowadays, it's rare to see a creepy crawler down there. All we needed was cleaning, painting and a dehumidifier! I can't say it's 100 percent where I want it to be, but at least I can do my laundry without screaming. For a cellar from 1901, I think we are in pretty good shape. I added a little privacy curtain so I didn't have to see my water meter while I do laundry either.