Some of us are more tolerant of spiders than others, but none of us want them crawling around our house, right? The best thing to do is to repel them naturally.
Now you may think that there is no way to get rid of them and keep them away without harming them. However, this is not true. You can repel these creatures naturally. Here are 10 natural ways to keep spiders out of your home.
Spiders do not like anything citrusy. Applying citrus peels (oranges or lemons) to areas where spiders are most likely to cause them to look elsewhere. If you think you have a serious spider problem, try using a lemon-scented furniture polish.
Using cedar mulch outside your home can help keep them out. It’s not because spiders don’t like cedar, because it doesn’t affect them. Insects don’t like cedar, so using it can help prevent insect infestations and reduce the amount of food spiders eat in and around your home. Limiting food sources will drive them further away. As strange as it sounds, using cedar blocks inside cabinets and drawers is quite effective.
It took a while for the chestnut to chase the spider. You can keep these at home for a long time before they go bad, which makes them even better. Sit a few on your windowsill and see how things go.
Avoid letting them in
Keeping the exterior of your home well-maintained will prevent an attack. Keep your yard clear of grass clippings, leaves, and anything that looks like a spider web. Check all doors and windows to make sure there are no holes.
Get a cat
Spiders don’t like cats just like rats and mice don’t like cats. Cats are excellent hunters and will not allow spiders to crawl across the floor unattended. Cats may injure some spiders, but in some cases they will prevent future spiders.
Spiders don’t like cigarettes. Sprinkle small pieces of it on places where you know spiders spend their time. You can also soak your tobacco in water and sprinkle the mixture all over your home.
Spiders are also not fans of vinegar. Sprinkling vinegar around your home will repel them very effectively. The smell of vinegar isn’t too bad when you bake it so you don’t see any more spiders. Be sure to spray all the cracks you find.
Keep your home clean
This is probably the cheapest way to reduce the number of spiders you see in your home. Be sure to rid your home of dust and cobwebs. Regular vacuuming and de-cluttering will prevent your home from becoming a spider hotel. This deprives them of their food source and forces them to move on.
Most people don’t know that spiders hate peppermint with a passion. Mix peppermint essential oil with water in a spray bottle and go to town spraying every area of your home. It will make your house smell great and keep spiders away.