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Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home With This Citrus-Smelling Plant
Spiders will avoid any area of your home or garden where you grow lemon balm, as it contains citronellol and geraniol compounds that irritate their sense of smell.
To cultivate lemon balm, select a spot in your garden that has lots of sun and well-draining, fertile soil. Once transplanted, your seedlings will flourish in spring and summer.
Outdoors, lemon balm grows aggressively in large clumps, so you can propagate it throughout your yard. It has a lifespan of up to four years and needs to be replaced periodically.
Take care not to overwater your lemon balm, as it’s susceptible to root rot and powdery mildew. Cut back any infected leaves or spray them with a baking soda and water mixture.
Position your indoor lemon balm pots near your doors and windows to create a spider barrier, and crush some leaves wherever you’ve seen spiders to persuade them to stay out.