How to Get Rid of Spiders Naturally

How to Get Rid of Spiders Naturally

Spiders are a part of life, and can even be a beneficial form of pest control in your garden. However, they are most often an unwelcome guest in your home. No matter what kind of spider you’re dealing with, you probably don’t want to be sharing your home with them. Spiders multiply quickly and can rapidly take over your home.

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Getting rid of spiders entirely may not be realistic, but you can greatly minimize their populations in your home by making it a little less inviting for them.

You might be thinking of using an off the counter commercial insect repellant to get rig of the spiders around your home. The issue with commercial insect repellants is that they contain harsh chemicals and other toxins that can be harmful to your health. Before spraying around chemicals and toxins you may be thinking of whether or not there are safer methods that can work.

The following are ten natural and safe yet effective methods of keeping spiders outside where they belong.

1. Remove webs

Use a vacuum with a hose attachment to remove spider webs from your home. This should be done as soon as you spot one around your home.

2. Bug catcher

The bug catcher is a battery-operated vacuum which gently picks up the spider and allows you to take it outside without hurting it. The Everyday Bug Catcher from BestWin easily removes spiders and insects without having to touch or harm them. The easy to use catcher is 2 feet in length, keeping you at a safe and comfortable distance from the insect and ensuring hard to reach areas are easily accessible. The bristles are gentle enough to hygienically catch butterflies, moths and daddy long legs, as well as spiders, without harming them.

3. Indoor herb garden

Spiders dislike the strong odors that come from herbs such as mint and rosemary. An added bonus is that you will always have fresh herbs for your cooking or baking.

4. Cinnamon candle

Cinnamon is perfect for keeping spiders away, so grab yourself a cinnamon candle to burn. You'll be sending those spiders packing in no time.

5. Citrus

Spiders supposedly hate all citrus scents, so rub citrus peel along skirting boards, window sills and bookshelves.

6. Vinegar

If you want to get rid of spiders without killing them and without pesticides, vinegar is an excellent natural spider repellent. Fill a spray bottle half full with white vinegar and half full with water and spray the mixture into the corners of your home or bedroom to repel spiders. Reapply this spider spray every few days.

7. Baking soda

Other great home remedies to rid your house of spiders are found in the kitchen pantry. Strategically sprinkling baking soda around your home will help to keep the pesky eight-legged creatures at bay. Just a spoonful sprinkled in the corners, window sills, and doorways of your house will send spiders fleeing.

8. Eucalyptus plant

As well as being low maintenance and smelling wonderful, the strong medicinal scent will repel spiders. The smell of eucalyptus wards off spiders without killing or harming them. 

9. Remove clutter

Clutter provides hiding spaces for spiders. With this in mind, remove as much clutter from your home as possible. Get rid of old newspapers, magazines, cardboard boxes, and anything else laying around.

10. Clean outside the house

As a preventative method of keeping spiders away, the perimeter of your home should be free of debris, litter, and wood piles as spiders will use these to make their homes. Be sure to checks walls for cracks and windowsills for any tears in the seals. These cracks and tears make it easy for spiders to enter your home.

How to Get Rid of Spiders Naturally

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