Put An End To Your Wolf Spider Problem With This Vinegar Hack

Wolf spiders might not cause you any harm, but they're terrifying to come across. They're larger than your average house spider — clocking in anywhere from half an inch to 1.5 inches in body, and around 4 inches if you include their legs. Couple their size with the fact that they're hairy, and it's enough to have the bravest person jumping up on a chair to get away from them. However, there is something in your pantry that can help you get rid of wolf spiders in your house. All you need is some vinegar, which will deter them with its potent smell. 

While it might be easy to kill a spider or two it's much better to deter them from coming into your house in the first place. That's where vinegar can help. Its strong, acidic smell will have them leaving the room to find somewhere less hostile to hunt for prey. Here is how to utilize it to banish these spiders from your home.

How to use vinegar to banish wolf spiders

Wolf spiders don't stand a chance against harsh smells, so vinegar is the perfect tool to help repel them from your space. To do so, create a vinegar spray that will act as a bug repellant. Simply mix a 1:1 ratio of vinegar and water in a spray bottle,  and use it to douse areas you see them hanging around. This can be in dark corners, in crevices in the walls or floorboards, or underneath furniture. You can also spray them directly when you see them up close and personal, which will kill them due to the acetic acid in the solution. However, if you want to deter them from the house, the scent is what will push them out. Since spiders can't see well, they rely on their sense of smell to catch prey and look out for danger. Once they smell the pungent spray, they will avoid the area to stay out of danger. 

However, there are some caveats to keep in mind when using this hack. First, this is a hack best used if you only have a couple of wolf spiders in your house. If you have an infestation, you will need an exterminator to remove them from your house and show you which points of entry to seal. You also don't want to use this spray on any natural stone since it can leave etches and burns.