Spiders are one of the least desired guests and most of the people are not happy to have them in their homes. This is especially true if you live in areas with many dangerous spiders species, such as the brown recluse spider or black widow spider. Both of these spiders bites can cause very painful and uncomfortable symptoms and are quite common in the United States.
Keep your home safer and healthier by keeping these spiders away from you, your family and your pets. There are many different ways to deal with the spiders and stop them from inheriting your home, without using powerful and harmful chemicals. We have here for you few natural remedies that are easy to use and can be combined for maximum effects against the spiders.
1. Clean Around the Perimeter
First clean the perimeter of your home from things like debris, trash and wood piles. Spiders are most likely to hang out in these and if they manage to find a small hole, they will make your home theirs. If you need a wood pile because you have a fireplace, make sure that this is placed several feet away from your home.
2. Lady Bugs
If you have a garden that is right up against your house, introduce the lady bugs to the spiders, even though you will not want lady bugs crawling around your house they can help, keeping spiders away from the perimeter of your home. This also works if you have a lot of bushes or flowers that are close to the foundation of your home.
3. Peppermint Oil
Not only do spiders absolutely hate pure peppermint oil, because it is strong, but most of the other pests do too. In a plastic spray bottle mix peppermint oil with water to make it last for a longer period of time and to dilute the oil a bit so it does not irritate the skin of pets or people. Simply spray this mixture everywhere you think spiders tend to go.
4. Natural Spider Spray
Spray the areas where spiders tend to congregate, such as the bathroom and other damp areas in your home, with your own homemade spray. You should also spray it along windows and doors, outside of your home so spiders do not want to enter. To prepare this spray, combine a teaspoon of liquid soap, a teaspoon of oil, a cup of apple cider vinegar and one cup of pepper. Mix well all of these ingredients in a spray bottle. Make sure to re spray everything after it rains and every couple of days.
5. Keep Things Clean
Spiders love dirt and they like to make a home behind boxes and other things that are just sitting there dirty. Make sure to put all boxes and packages away quickly and dust at least once a week to prevent spiders from spinning a web. Remove cobwebs as they occur.
Chestnuts are a great solution for keeping spiders at bay. Place these along the window sills and along the baseboards in your home to keep spiders from coming in. You will get long term relief from spiders, because one of the best things about chestnuts is that they do not go bad quickly.
7. Get a Pet
Many pets will run around and chase anything that moves including spiders. While they may not be able to get rid of all of them, they may be able to nab it for you, if there is one running across the floor. If you have poisonous spiders in your home they can harm animals, so be careful and bare that in mind.