Natural Remedies To Rid Your Home Of Spiders

October 4, 2016

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There are bugs and then there are spiders, in a creepy factor all on its own and when they take up residence inside our homes.  While spiders feed on other pesky bugs, there are those who are totally creeped out by our 8-legged friends and have gone to extremes to rid the unwanted visitors from their home.  But before you reach for a can of poison, your shotgun or a book of matches, try these natural spider repellents to keep spiders in their world and you safe in yours! Apparently spiders are not fans of peppermint and eucalyptus oils, so dilute the essential oils and spray the outside of your home to keep spiders out.  Mixing a half water/half vinegar solution works too. Spiders are not fans of oranges either, so scattered pieces of orange peel around windows and doors (you can rub them too) but the remedy only lasts for about 24 hours. Come spring, plant mint or lavender under windows. Finally get a cat.  Cats are notably known for chasing mice but they also will keep an eye out for spiders and usually will chase them away or "take care of your problem."


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