Do you dread waking up in the middle of the night to see a spider lurking on the ceiling?
Do spiders seem to find their way into your home no matter what you do?
Perhaps you’ve seen spider repellants in stores, but aren’t keen on having all those harsh chemicals around your home. That’s wise, particularly if you have pets or young children.
Luckily, there are loads of natural ways to rid spiders from your home, and we’re sharing them with you.
Keep reading for our top ten natural spider repellants.
Spiders hate citrus with a passion, which is good news for you. Rub orange peel around the areas spiders often enter, use a citrus spray whenever you identify a new problem area, and choose citrus products for regular home cleaning.
Cedar is another versatile spider repellant that can be used all around the home.
Placing cedar mulch around your perimeter will ward spiders off before they enter, cedar hangers will keep them off your clothes, and cedar essential oil is easy to spray wherever you need it.
Not only is it great for cleaning, vinegar also helps rid spiders. Decant into a spray bottle, then tackle any problem areas.
Be aware that the smell can be quite strong before going too crazy, though.
Got some tobacco lying around? Soak in water and spray around your entrances for an easy spider deterrent.
This remedy is so simple that everyone will have the ingredients. Simply mix one ounce of salt into one gallon of water, and then use as a spray anywhere spiders are causing you trouble.
Saltwater is a spider killer, not just a repellant, so it’s ideal for dealing with larger infestations and nests.
Chestnuts are a cute fall decoration that help keep creepy crawlies at bay. Scatter a few along your window sill to deter spiders from entering that way, or add to a bowl to make a pretty, spider-proof decoration.
Want to rid spiders using an everyday baking ingredient? Simply sprinkle ground cinnamon around the outside of your home to let spiders know they aren’t welcome.
Spiders hate peppermint, so it’s a great way to keep them at bay.
Mix peppermint essential oil with washing up liquid and spray in problem areas, or soak cotton balls in mint oil and place around the perimeter of your home.
9.) Coconut Oil
As if its many benefits to health weren’t enough, coconut oil can also help keep eight-legged intruders at bay. Mix one part coconut oil with two parts water, then spray around the areas spiders often appear.
10.) Baking Soda
Since it’s non-toxic, baking soda is safe to use even if you have pets or young children at home. Just sprinkle a little around windows, doors, and entryways to keep spiders away.
How to Get Rid of Spiders Safely
If you want to safely keep spiders out of your home, using non-chemical products is your best bet.
Try the remedies listed above, and check our blog for more natural remedies to everyday problems.