For most people, spiders are scary and gross. Truth is, spiders are harmless, but some of them may bite you here and there. You can use a few simple tricks and get rid of spiders for good. No, we’re not talking about chemicals and stuff.
Spiders don’t really like peppermint, so you can just add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to a bottle of water, and spray your home. Enjoy the minty scent.
Peppermint essential oils will repel other pests, too.
Always keep your home neat and tidy. Spiders love dust and webs, so try to get rid of these, too. Vacuum, dust, and de-clutter more often, and you will never ever see spiders in your home.
Spiders hate white vinegar, too. Add vinegar to your spray bottle with water, and spray around.
Guess what… spiders don’t like cats, too. Cats are brilliant hunters, remember?
Keep them out
Clean up the exterior of your home. Make sure there are no leaves, grass clippings, wood piles, etc. check your windowsills and door openings to make sure there is no free-entrance sign for spiders. Use caulk to clog cracks.
Rub citrus peels on your windowsills, bookshelves and pretty much any surface in your home. You can also use lemon scented furniture polish.
Put cedar mulch around the perimeter of your home, and spiders won’t get in. cedar chest and cedar hangers work well, too. You can put cedar blocks and shavings in your closets, cupboards and drawers. Bye, bye, spiders!
Keep a few of these on your windowsills or baseboards, and spiders won’t get in. Osage orange can do the trick, too. You can keep these for a long time before they rot, so what are you waiting for?
Tobacco is a big ‘no’ for spiders. Sprinkle tobacco around your corners, or soak a few leaves, and spray your home.