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Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home With These Common Household Staples
The acetic acid in white vinegar burns and kills spiders on contact. Simply aim and spritz a white vinegar and water solution onto spiders for immediate extermination.
Spray the solution around windows, doors, cracks, and crevices where spiders might enter your home. Test the solution in an inconspicuous corner before using it widely in the home.
Dish Soap & Water
Dish soap diluted with water will clog a spider’s breathing pores and kill them. To make it even more effective, mix in some acidic white vinegar.
Spray the mixture whenever you see a spider and in areas where you see spider webs. Spritz places they may hang out, like attics, basements, and garages.
Citrus Peels & Sprays
Spiders despise the smell of citrus fruits and will avoid them. Keep them away by rubbing citrus peels along places where spiders may enter.
Make a spider-repellent spray from lemon juice and water. Squeeze a lemon into a spray bottle with water, shake it up, and spray the solution where you’ve noticed spider activity.
Cedar Wood
Spiders hate the smell of cedar wood, making it a natural repellent. Spread cedar chips or blocks in areas where you’ve noticed spiders or cobwebs.
Sprinkle or spray cedar oil on surfaces where spiders might roam. To keep spiders from entering the house, spread cedar chips as mulch in the planting beds adjacent to your home.
Essential Oils
Spiders hate the smell of peppermint, eucalyptus, cinnamon, tea tree, citrus, lavender, and rose oils. If these smells linger around your home, spiders will leave.
Fill a spray bottle with 2 cups of water and add 10 to 12 drops of an essential oil that spiders avoid. Spray liberally in corners, behind furniture, in closets, and storage areas.