The Unlikely Household Product That May Help Eliminate Spiders In A Pinch

No one likes to see spiders scurrying across their floorboards or up their walls. They may be helpful predators in the garden — catching bugs and flies that could harm your flowers or annoy you while sitting on the deck — but inside is a whole other story. Not only might spiders give you the creeps, but they also create unsightly spiderwebs that make your home feel unkempt and messy. Luckily, there are a ton of household items that can get rid of spiders, ensuring you don't have to resort to using harmful chemicals indoors or spending money on a professional exterminator. And one of the most convenient ways to eliminate spiders from your home is to use hairspray.

It might sound odd, but blasting an arachnid with some long-hold hairspray is one of the easiest ways to kill them. Plus, since many people already have a can in their homes, it negates the need to run to the store to buy a specialty product that may or may not end up working. This not only saves you time but also money. Are you ready to give your beauty products a second use around the house? Here's how to get rid of spiders in a pinch, especially if you're scared of touching them.

How to use hairspray to kill spiders

This hairspray solution effectively kills all sorts of spiders, from wolf spiders to black widows. To try it, simply get some hairspray, but don't go grab your best product for this pest control hack. Instead, consider using a spray you or a family member didn't really like and has been collecting dust in the back of the bathroom cabinet. It's a great way to repurpose an unwanted hair product rather than eventually throw it out during a deep cleaning.

To stop spiders in their tracks, keep a can of hairspray on hand, so you can use it in a pinch. As you would with bug killer, simply spray the spider with the hair care product. While you don't need to have the nozzle an inch away from the spiders for this to work, the closer you are, the more potent the product will be in coating them.

It'll take a few minutes for the bug to die, but the sticky coating will freeze it in place, and the chemicals will eventually suffocate it. Because of this, hairsprays with firmer holds will work much better than light or flexible finishing sprays. But whatever you choose, you'll be able to solve your spider problem in no time, eliminating them from your home.