Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all other orders of organisms.
Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica, and have become established in nearly every habitat with the exceptions of air and sea colonization.
While spiders usually reside outdoors, they can become a huge nuisance once they decide to build their webs inside your house, or even worse in your kitchen.
More than 43,000 different species of spiders are found in the world. Of these, only a small number are said to be dangerous, and less than 30 (less than one-tenth of one percent) have been responsible for human deaths.
As a result of the serious weather changes, there are perfect conditions for spiders to thrive in many locations worldwide, especially in the U.S. Despite the fact that spiders typically reside outdoors, these insects also can build their webs inside and thus become a tremendous problem.
But here are the top 10 natural spider repellents to keep these creepy critters at bay.
Probably many of you are familiar with the fact that diluted vinegar has a wide range of uses around the home, and repelling spiders is one of them. In order to repel spiders all you should do is to prepare a mixture of water and vinegar. Pour the mixture in a spray bottle and then spray the crevices and cracks around your house.
If you find some spiders hidden in your closed just switch to cedar hangers and this will solve your problem.
To prevent spiders from entering your home just rub some citrus peel on the windowsills, baseboards and bookshelves. Evidently, they hate citrus so much that even lemon scented furniture polish will get rid of them.
Spiders hate the strong smell of tobacco. You can prepare extremely efficient spider repellent by mixing tobacco with water. In order to keep the spiders away, spray the entry points of your home with this mixture.
Salt water is an extremely efficient spider killer. Prepare a mixture of 1 gallon of warm water and 1 ounce of salt. After that, spray the solution onto spiders and their nests and get rid of these nasty insects.
Mix one part coconut oil with two parts water and pour the mixture in a spray bottle. Simply spray your house with the solution and thus prevent spiders from entering the house.
Keep some chestnuts on the windowsills to keep spiders away.
Minty Cotton Balls
If you take some cotton balls and dip them in mint essential oil and put them underneath or outside your home they will help keep the spiders away.
Peppermint Essential Oil, Dishwashing Liquid
Last, but not least, add 3 cups of water, 1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid and 1 tablespoon peppermint essential oil in a spray bottle. When you do, shake it and then spray. This will prevent them from coming in your house, but, it will not kill them.
Cinnamon has really pleasant aroma, but these insects cannot stand it. All you should do is to sprinkle some cinnamon around the house and thus prevent spiders from coming inside the house.