The Easiest Way To Keep Brown Recluse Spiders From Invading Your Home

If you're someone with an innate fear of spiders, the presence of a brown recluse in your home can be especially unsettling. Even if you're not an arachnophobe, brown recluse spiders are not the kind of guests you'd want in your home — they're venomous! These arachnids might be small, but their bites can pack a punch. But don't worry, with a little help from some common household items, you can keep brown recluse spiders at bay.

One of the most effective and budget-friendly methods to kill brown recluse spiders is by using a white vinegar and water solution. To make it, simply fill a clean spray bottle with equal parts white vinegar and water, and it's ready to use. 

Before you start spraying, take a walk around your home to identify areas where you've seen spiders or their webs. Pay attention to dark corners, closets, and basement spaces. Spray the solution directly on any brown recluse spiders you encounter. Be sure to get them good and wet, and the acetic acid in the vinegar should kill them within a few minutes. Next, spray the solution around entry points to your home, like windowsills, doorways, and any cracks or crevices where spiders might sneak in. Don't forget to apply the solution to corners and baseboards, too. Spiders hate the vinegar smell, so they're sure to keep away. 

Add a sweeter scent to your vinegar and water spray

Aside from the effectiveness of using this vinegar and water solution for getting rid of brown recluse spiders, there are certain benefits that make it a no-brainer choice. First and foremost, it's safe for you, your kids, and your pets as it doesn't contain any harmful chemicals. It's also an eco-friendly solution that won't harm the environment. Plus, it's easy on your wallet compared to store-bought spider repellents or insecticides. 

Best of all, it's so easy to make. You don't need any training in pest control to use it effectively. Just remember to reapply it, especially during the peak spider season around early fall, and you'll keep those venomous eight-legged invaders at bay. For the added bonus of a pleasant scent in your home, you can include 5-10 drops of peppermint oil in the solution; peppermint is another natural spider repellent.

So, there you have it: a simple, safe, and effective way to deal with brown recluse spiders. Remember, consistency is key in pest control, so make spraying this vinegar and water solution a part of your routine. Soon, you can rest easy in your spider-free living space.