Spiders! The word alone can cause chills to run up and down some people’s spines, but if those same people happen to spot a live one in their home—watch out—pandemonium ensues!
Even though spiders themselves are some of the best natural pest control you can have around your home, most people can’t tolerate living with them in order to get the benefit of them! We completely understand!
Instead of turning to toxic pesticides, which are not good for you or the environment, how about trying some natural ways to repel spiders from your home and keep them outside where they belong?
Here are nine very green ways to get rid of spiders…
Spiders hate peppermint! So an easy way to keep spiders from invading your house is to fill a spray bottle with peppermint essential oil and water, and then spray it around your home. Bonus: your home will smell like a candy cane—how festive!
You may not want to hear it but one of the BEST ways to repel spiders naturally is to keep a clean home! Regular vacuuming, dusting, and de-cluttering will keep spiders or any insects, for that matter, from making themselves at home in your home!
Spiders also don’t like white vinegar. This is similar to using mint, but instead fill a spray bottle with vinegar and water, and spray all the cracks and crevices around your home.
Get a Cat!
Cats are great spider control! Four- legged furry felines are great hunters and most certainly will not let a spider hang around your house for long. Say good-bye to the arachnids and hello to your new house pet!
These tips are just the beginning…stay tuned for Part 2 of How to Get Rid of Spiders Naturally to learn the other five great ideas!
Source: Natural Living Ideas