We all need to admit that no matter how brave we are, we are all a little scared of spired and insects, especially if we live in a house with a big yard full of trees. Spiders are found in nearly every house on Earth with everyone trying to get rid of them swiftly and efficiently.
Numerous commercial products on the market claim to be efficient in getting rid of insects, but they have limited potential and are full of harmful and toxic substances.
What can we do about it? Do you know which the best way to get rid of these pests is? There are several ways, and here is a list of natural repellents considered to be the best when it comes to getting rid of spiders in your home.
Citrus fruits are able to repel spiders, so if you have lemon essential oil in your home, put several drops in every corner of your house. You can also use peels from citrus fruits instead.
Cedar also acts as a great spider repellent. That is why you should put some cedar blocks in your cupboards, closets and in the garden, or buy cedar hangers, which will help you forget about spiders in your closet.
Among its other numerous uses, white vinegar can also be used as insect repellent. You can successfully keep insects and spiders away by spraying a mixture made of one part of vinegar and two parts of water all around your house and your yard.
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Peppermint oil efficiently drives spiders away, so you can use it as a natural repellent. Combine eight drops of peppermint essential oil with some liquid dish soap and water, and spray this mixture in every corner of your house. In case the solution is not sufficiently minty, add eight more drops of the oil in the spray bottle. You can also combine the peppermint essential oil with white vinegar and get an excellent natural repellent.
Other natural ingredients that can be used as natural spider repellents are chestnuts, walnuts, and horse chestnuts. The aroma of these plants contains a substance that the spiders hate, so they run away from it. Place several chestnuts on the windowsills and the critters, and the spiders will be gone away.
KEEP IT CLEAN
What is certain is that keeping your house clean is one of the best ways for you to prevent spiders from infesting. In other words, you should always vacuum and sweep your floors, de-clutter your rooms every season and save some space. Moreover, you should keep the outside of your home clean too – meaning that you should maintain your lawn clean, and close the gaps in your doors and windowsills, if any. In case you live in an apartment, you should clean the windows and the balcony on a regular basis.
Try at least one of the above mentioned natural methods and your home will be spider-free.