There seems to be a universal dislike of spiders and we can all agree that we don’t like them inside our house, so here is a natural way to repel spiders. One of the most complained about aspect of home ownership has to be when there is an infestation of tiny critters and the critter that tops most lists is the spider.
While exterminators can be found by looking them up on Google, they are very costly and often the treatments they employ consist of toxic chemicals that are applied throughout the house. Another problem is these treatments often have to be repeated frequently throughout the year, meaning your family and pets are constantly exposed to these chemicals.
Fortunately, there are less dangerous, homemade options that are effective and do not put your family at risk. Since alternative spider repellents like this one do not contain any dangerous chemicals they can be applied frequently if necessary. This project can be completed using a few items you probably already have in your home.
Here are a couple of things you can use as natural repellant against spiders:
Spiders are repelled by strong scents that, happily, many of us already use as home fragrances. Peppermint is a particularly popular remedy, just add 15 to 20 drops of the essential oil to a spray bottle filled with water and spritz around the house. Other good options for this include tea-tree, lavender, rose and cinnamon. Changing the oil that you use regularly can help to ensure that the remedy continues to be effective.
One of the most common things that you need to bear in mind is that spiders do not thrive in clean places. Keeping your home clean and tidy will ensure that there are no spiders in your home. They will not have easy places to hide and no food to eat in cleaner homes. The less amount of food for the spiders means that they are not interested in staying in your home and would look for some other habitat.
When it comes to repelling spiders, one of the best options to try at home is peppermint oil. Spiders simply cannot tolerate its strong smell and it compels them to run away from your house.
As an added bonus, peppermint will make your house smell nice.
Pour 3 cups of water in a spray bottle. Add 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid in it to help spread the water evenly on the surfaces you intend to spray it on. Mix in 1 tablespoon of peppermint oil. Give the spray bottle a nice shake. Spray this solution on all the possible places where you expect the spiders to be. Repeat once daily for a few days.
Soak cotton balls in peppermint essential oil and place them in the cracks and gaps around doors and windows. Change the cotton balls daily until you stop noticing spiders in your house.
White vinegar has about five trillion uses around the house (look it up!), and repelling spiders is one of them. Repelling spiders with vinegar is much like repelling them with peppermint oil, in that you fill a spray bottle with vinegar and water, and spray all the cracks and crevices around your home.