The recent serious weather changes in the U.S have created the perfect conditions for spiders to thrive in most U.S locations.
Although spiders typically reside outdoors, they can become a tremendous problem once they start to build their webs inside. Although they are completely harmless, nobody wants these nasty creatures hanging around the house.
Fortunately, there are many home remedies to manage these critters. Keep them at bay with these 10 all-natural spider repellents:
Cinnamon has a pleasant aroma, but spiders simply cannot stand it. Therefore, sprinkling some cinnamon around the house helps prevent them from coming inside the house.
2. White vinegar:
Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and water and use the mixture to spray cracks and crannies, says Natural Living Ideas.
3. Citrus peels:
Spiders cannot stand citrus flavor, so rubbing the citrus peel on windowsills, bookshelves, and baseboards is a good way to prevent them from getting inside. Interestingly, lemon scented cleaner/furniture polish will do the trick, too.
Spiders don’t like the smell of tobacco, which means it is good at keeping spiders out of your home. Just mix tobacco and water in a spray bottle and spraying it around the entrances to your home to keep spiders away.
5. Coconut oil:
Coconut oil is already recognized as the modern cure-all! But, did you know that mixing part coconut oil with two parts water and spraying it around the house can also help prevent spiders from entering the house?
6. Minty cotton balls:
You should dip cotton balls in peppermint essential oil and placing them outside or under your home. One drop of peppermint essential oil is enough to kill a spider. Do not to get the oil on your clothes, skin, or wood. Keep the oil out of the reach of children.
7. Salt water:
Salt is a natural spider killer. You can make your own natural spider killer by putting 1/8 cup of salt in one gallon of warm water. Pour the saltwater into a spray bottle. Spray the saltwater on spiders or spider nests to kill them.
8. Cedar hangers:
According to Natural Living Ideas, cedar works as an effective spider repellent. You can either use cedar mulch around the house to prevent them from getting inside use cedar hangers in the closet. Alternatively, you can place cedar blocks or shavings inside cupboards, drawers, and closets.
Keep some chestnuts on the windowsills to keep spiders away.
Keeping a pet inside the house also helps repel spiders. Cats are good hunters and will not let a spider crawl on the floor or the wall.
Keep exterior of the house free of woof piles, leaves, grass clippings and other spider hangouts.