Nobody wants to see spiders and insects around the house but they can be a big problem for many, especially if you live in a house with a big yard and trees. They can become quite the problem and we all know how difficult it is to get rid of them. Many people try to eliminate them with store bought repellents, which are full with chemicals and rarely do a decent job in getting rid of the annoying pests. But what other solution is there, there must be some effective remedy out there.
Spiders can’t stand the smell of citrus fruits so you just need to get some lemon essential oil and spray it around the corners in your house to get a spider-free house. Citrus fruit peels can do wonders as well!
Cedar is a great spider repellent – put some cedar blocks in your cupboards, closets and garden, or buy cedar hangers and forget about spiders in your closet.
Vinegar can be very useful for a number of things and one of its less known attributes is that it can serve as an excellent insect repellent. Mix one part vinegar with two parts water in a spray bottle and spray the solution around the house,
Peppermint essential oil
Spiders can’t stand the smell of peppermint oil as well, meaning you can use it as a repellent. Mix 8 drops of peppermint essential oil with some liquid dish soap and water and spray the solution in every corner of your house. If you feel that the solution isn’t strong enough add a few more drops of the essential oil. You can try a mixture of vinegar and peppermint essential oil, it could work as well!
Chestnuts, walnuts and horse chestnuts are another effective spider repellent. Their scent contains a chemical which spiders hate – put some chestnuts on your windowsills and the critters will be gone soon!
Keep it clean
In addition to all of these natural repellents the first condition to keep your house spider-free is to keep it clean. Vacuum regularly, sweep the floors and clean up the clutter in your closets. Keep the yard well-maintained as well. Mow the lawns, close the window and door gaps and clean the balconies as regularly as you can!