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Use This Pungent Nut To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home
Some people believe that the shiny look of chestnuts and the smell of their oil are effective in keeping spiders out of your home, as the eight-legged creatures can’t stand them.
Advocates of this method recommend strategically placing a few chestnuts in spider-prone areas around the home, such as windowsills, baseboards, and inside closets and cupboards.
However, while chestnuts are edible for humans, they can pose a choking hazard for pets and young children, so caution is advised when placing them around
the home.
Though this spider repelling strategy carries anecdotal weight, scientific attempts to validate the efficacy of chestnuts in frightening off spiders have been largely unsuccessful.
To enhance results, consider pairing the chestnuts with an all-natural citrus fruit spray, herbs, or essential oils such as lavender, tobacco, cinnamon, peppermint, and tea tree.