A Common Table Ingredient Will Get Rid Of Spiders In Your Home

Dealing with pesky spiders in our living spaces can be a common problem, especially if you suffer from arachnophobia! Luckily, creating a saline solution using everyday table salt is said to banish spiders from your home. Before using this eco-friendly spider poison, it's important to remember to avoid spraying the mixture directly on surfaces that could be damaged by saltwater. Another drawback of using this spider repellant is that once the water evaporates, it can leave traces of salt on the surfaces where it's applied. 

Always spray the saline solution away from your eyes, and even though it's non-toxic to humans and pets, do not ingest it. Also, remember that spiders are our friends — so before you decide to rage an all-out war, it's always best to try and rehome the spider using a cup and transporting it safely outside. They're just trying to survive and definitely more afraid of you than you are of them.

The solution has to be a solution

It's relatively straightforward when it comes to making your own saline spider control spray. All you need is one ounce of basic table salt and a gallon of warm water. It's important for the water to be warm so that the salt fully dissolves. Once it's thoroughly mixed, put your solution into a spray bottle and apply it directly on spiders, their nests, and their egg sacs. This solution can also be used as a perimeter spray around your home, though you'll have to reapply it after any rainfall.

This basic salt water spray is an efficient method to eliminate spiders because of its ability to dry out anything that contains moisture. When the salt water solution comes into contact with a spider, it draws out moisture from the spider's body, which causes it to start to dehydrate. That being said, it's important to note that dry table salt on its own won't harm spiders because the water helps bind it to the spider's body, and they'd probably just crawl around in a pile of salt.