Let’s admit. Nobody likes spiders. Even they are harmless little things, nobody wants spiders hanging around inside their home.
But, how do you keep them away naturally without hurting them, and without exposing your family to any potentially dangerous chemicals?
Read on for the answers you are looking for!
9 Natural Ways To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home
1. Mint Them Out
Have you ever heard that spiders hate peppermint? Most people haven’t heard this before! A simple way to keep spiders away from your home is to fill a spray bottle with water and peppermint essential oil, and spray it around your home. Moreover, your home will smell great!!
For more info on repelling spiders using peppermint oil, continue reading this article.
2. Clean It Up
The cheapest way to repel spiders naturally doesn’t mean it is the easiest! Keeping your home clean, tidy and without dust or webs is the best way to keep spiders away. Regular de-cluttering, dusting, and vacuuming will keep any insects away from home!
3. Use Vinegar
White vinegar has numerous uses around the house, and repelling spiders is one of them! Repelling spiders with vinegar is very effective. Just fill a spray bottle with water and vinegar, and spray all the cracks around your home.
4. Enlist The Help Of A Furry Friend
Cats are an excellent choice against spider deterrent! Cats are spider hunters and won’t let a spider crawl across the floor!
5. Don’t Let Them In
Never let spiders in your home in the first place! The exterior of your home should be free from the wood pile, grass clippings, leaves, or any other notorious spider hangouts. Check all windowsills and door openings to make sure there isn’t space for spiders to get inside, and apply caulk if necessary.
6. Citrus Does The Trick
Spiders hate citrus. Rubbing citrus peels on places like bookshelves, windowsills, and baseboards, is the best way to keep them from coming around. Using lemon fragrant furniture polish can drive spiders away!
7. Let Cedar Do The Work
Cedar is a great deterrent for spiders. Use cedar mulch outside around the edge of your home to try to keep spiders from entering inside. If you have access to a cedar hangers or cedar chest to use in your closet, is a good choice. Using cedar blocks inside drawers, cupboards and closets can make them think twice about hanging out!
Chestnuts drive away spiders, so putting a few in your windowsills can keep spiders away.
Many people believe that the same thing can be done with an Osage orange (a hedge apple). You can keep chestnuts and hedge apples in the house for a long time before they go bad.
Spiders hate tobacco. Sprinkle small pieces of tobacco or you can soak tobacco in water and then spray the mixture. Tobacco is expensive these days, so you can find a cheaper fix for keeping spiders at bay!
A spider repellent spray recipe:
All Natural Spider Repellent
Spiders don’t like vinegar or peppermint oil, so use a combination of them against spiders.
- Spray bottle
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 20 drops peppermint essential oil
- 1 1/2 cups water
Mix all ingredients and fill the spray bottle with the solution.
Spray doors and windowsills with it.