I am not a big fan of spiders. I am not a big fan of any creepy crawlers in general, but the sight of a spider is enough to send a horrific chill down my spine. Eek!
Here are 4 natural and non-toxic ways to keep the spiders without harming your family, pets or the spiders via harmful sprays….. And without resorting to barricading yourself indoors on the summer months.
No home should be without white vinegar. It has a gazillion uses around the house, including repelling spiders. Simply fill up a spray bottle with half vinegar and half water and spray around doorways & windows as well as any cracks and crevices around the home.
Spiders cannot stand the smell of peppermint. Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to water in a spray bottle and spray around the home.
rubbing citrus peels on areas spiders frequent, like windowsills, baseboards etc, keeps them away. Even the use of lemon scented furniture polish or lemon essential oils can do the trick. If you choose peels, use either lemon or lime peels.
this is probably not the easiest option, but a good scrub and clean stops spiders from moving in. Vacuum regularly, dust often, deck utter and get rid of webs to prevent spiders, insects and other creepy crawlers from making themselves at home in your home.