Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 08:47 pm
In the fall, spiders start to move into homes to escape the cold. Nevertheless, they can be found all year round in our homes! Thus, it happens that at the corner of the room, we meet a hairy beast that makes us shiver from head to toe. Unfortunately, arachnophobia makes it difficult for us to put our panic fear aside. In fact, we forget that these animals are not harmful and that bites are very rare!
On the contrary, spiders are even very useful in our homes. Rather than killing them, it can be useful to learn how to use a natural trick to repel them from your home. Here are some natural grandmotherly solutions to prevent spiders from invading your home.
1 Use chestnuts against spiders
Since it’s almost time, you should know that chestnuts are known to repel spiders. To use these 100% natural spider repellents, cut them in half and place them between each entrance as well as in the corners of your home. For more effectiveness, use the second tip as well.
2 White vinegar for a ready-to-use spray
Get some white vinegar and a spray bottle. Spray white vinegar around your windows and doors on a regular basis. The smell of the vinegar will deter spiders from entering your home to prevent infestation. This will scare away the ones that are in your home and the others that would like to enter. This formidable solution is very effective against the proliferation of these unwanted bugs in the phobic. In addition, it is not toxic, unlike a commercial insecticide, so it is safe for your children and pets.
3 Lavender against spiders and pests
Lavender was already known to repel and block flying “predatory” insects or unpleasant pests (against mosquitoes, flies, tick bites, lice, etc.). But it also works against arachnids and therefore against spiders. Just like white vinegar, the smell of lavender repels spiders. You just have to put small bunches of lavender in strategic places or a few drops of essential oil of lavender. And not only will it get rid of them, but it will bring a nice smell to your home!
4 Alum stone
Works the same way as white vinegar against these little bugs. Dilute 25 grams of alum powder in 250 ml of warm water and then spray it in strategic areas of your home.
5 Cedar pieces as a preventive measure
Place pieces of cedar throughout your home: corners, drawers, windowsills. The cedar will act as a natural repellent and can also be used against moths in your closets!
6 Chestnut leaves
Chestnut is one of the plants that repel these little 8-legged beasts. Put chestnut leaves on your windowsills and near your entrances. Remember to change them when they are dry.
7 Tomato leaves
Your tomato plants will be put to work once again. And this time, it’s not for a drink or as a fly repellent! Put fresh tomato leaves on your windowsills and near your entrances. Remember to change them when they are dry to preserve their preventive power.
8 And finally, fresh mint repels spiders
Mint works against ants and many other animals, including spiders. Place a few mint leaves in corners of your home and near doors and windows. Remember to change them when they are dry. You can also put peppermint essential oil on absorbent cotton or porous stones! Then put them in the places where people pass by and in the nooks and crannies. Finally, you can dilute a few drops in water for spraying.
As you can see, it is useless to radically eliminate animals because you are afraid of them with chemicals that are bad for the environment! It is enough to fight preventively with techniques to make them flee. We hope that these general tips and remedies have been useful to you.