Seeing a spider in your house can be unsettling and for most it can be terrifying, well who’s not to blame with those 8 long hairy legs that can easily crawl on you. But spiders play an important role in pest control in your garden, yard and crops. And getting rid of spiders entirely is not realistic but you can definitely minimize their population.
Spiders are great outside in their natural habitat but surely not welcome in your home. So here are the 3 best ways to keep spiders away from your home.
White Vinegar has a lot of uses and one of these is being a great natural bug repellant. Mix up a solution of 50-50 vinegar and water in a spray bottle and use it to repel spiders by spraying the mixture around your house, focusing on the corners of your home and entrances where spiders may be coming in. You can also choose to use a 100% pure vinegar solution to prevent spiders from coming back.
Essential oils like Lavender, peppermint, cinnamon and tea tree oil are all strong smells that spiders don’t like. These essential oils are a great way to keep spiders out of your home. Simply put 15 to 20 drops of essential oil into a spray bottle filled with water and spray all over your home. If you have a humidifier you can put a few drops of essential oil in it and it will not only put moisture in your air but also keep your house smelling fresh. Reapply regularly and switch to different essential oils in the spray from time to time to prevent spiders from getting used to the scent of one particular oil.
Secure Entry Points
One of the best ways to prevent spiders from entering your home is by simply blocking their entry points. Always keep your doors and windows closed at all times, check for any cracks that spiders could crawl through and seal these with caulk.
You can install screens on your door and window if you don’t like keeping them shut all the time. This will let you enjoy the fresh air while keeping your home safe from spiders and other pesky bugs.