While there are a rare few who enjoy having spiders in their home, the majority of us don't. If you're tired of these little critters creeping up and surprising you, then it’s time to take some action to remove them from your house - permanently. Insect repellants and pesticides are one way of removing spiders, but those may do more harm than good. Most inspect sprays contain harmful chemicals that causes damage to both the human body and the environment we live in.
So how do we get rid of these pesky arachnids? There are several natural home remedies for spiders in the house, such as making your own natural spider repellant spray. Other methods to kill spiders naturally include having natural herbs and plants inside your home, as well as a few drops of strategically placed essential oils.
Ready to do away with spiders forever? Here are some highly effective home remedies for repelling and removing spiders naturally.
Herbs have been used for many generations to kill and reduce the amount of insects living in households. Fast forward to the modern day and herbs are still very effective home remedies for spiders in the house. Two of the most effective herbs for repelling and killing spiders are:
Eucalyptus - This Australian native plant has over 700 different species, but they all contain substances that repel spiders. The smell of the leaves of the eucalyptus plant, has compounds that attract animal species such as the Koala to feast on its branches, but it is this same aroma, that causes spiders to keep their distance. In addition to this, the eucalyptus plant or essential oil, contains disinfecting properties, and its presence in your home is effective in cleansing your environment from harmful bacteria. According to https://www.tipsbulletin.com/14-great-ways-to-keep-spiders-out-of-your-home-naturally/ , a few drops of Eucalyptus essential oil or a small eucalyptus plant in the home will effectively remove spiders naturally.
Lemongrass - This herb is a culinary favorite in many parts of Asia, but its antimicrobial and antifungal properties are what make it a household name in many other parts of the world. Whether using the herb itself, or the essential oil extracted from the lemongrass plant, you can be sure that its earthy, strong, lemony scent will cause spiders to stay at a distance. A small lemongrass plant in the home will be sure to keep spiders out, while also freshening the air.
Most plant based essential oils naturally contain substances that repel a lot of bugs and insects including spiders. These essential oils are also natural fumigants, which causes pests to die upon interaction with them. A few drops of the essential oils listed below placed in strategic places in your household are sure to repel and kill spiders naturally.
Peppermint Oil - This oil is popularly known all around the world for a variety of health issues and complications, and has gained a reputation for being the world's oldest medicine. Peppermint oil, unlike many other essential oils, has been scientifically proven to be used in certain medical complications. This natural pesticide also repels spiders, as its strong menthol scent disrupts their presence and causes them to stay far away. Just take a look at this article that gives step by step directions for peppermint oil as a repellent. https://organicdailypost.com/peppermint-oil-natural-spider-repellent/ A few drops of peppermint oil diffused through the home or placed strategically on openings in the home have been proven to be an effective home remedy for spiders in the house.
Tea Tree Oil - This oil is famed worldwide for its antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties, and has been used in its native country, Australia, as traditional medicine for hundreds of years. The pungent aroma of tea tree oil causes most insects to stay away, including spiders. Because arachnids smell and taste through their legs, contact with this essential oil will repel them, and kill these creatures. Tea Tree Oil can be used as an insect spray along with water to keep spiders out once and for all.
Natural Repellant Sprays
Another simple home remedy for killing spiders are these easy to make natural repellant sprays. Some of these sprays are also safe to be used on the skin, but most importantly, they can be sprayed on window sills and other openings in the house to both repel and kill spiders naturally.
Saltwater Repellant Spray - Salt is widely renowned as a natural toxicant to spiders and is the most commonly used home remedy for killing them, according to this article at https://www.homeremedyhacks.com/23-easy-remedies-to-get-rid-of-spiders/. Because of its standard place in most households, this saltwater spray may be the most convenient way to kill spiders naturally. To make this spray, mix 1/8 cup of salt in one gallon of water. This mixture may then be used to spray spiders, killing them.
Tobacco Repellant Spray - A mixture of tobacco steeped in warm water or vinegar provides an easy insecticide and spider repellant. This concoction has been in existence since the early 19th century, and is still highly esteemed as an effective home remedy for spiders in the house. To make this spray, simply mix tobacco with vinegar in a spray bottle or steep tobacco in warm water, then add this mixture to a spray bottle. This spray can then be used on entrances in the house.
So there we have it, six different highly effective home remedies for spiders in this house. Most of these have been proven to work by repelling the spiders, but if killing spiders naturally is your goal, then the most effective home remedy would be the saltwater repellant spray. Ready to whip up your first home remedy, here's a highly effective peppermint spray to get you started!
Jane Scott grew up on a farm in California and is a crossover between a country girl and an evangelist for healthier living. She’s a nutritionist who preaches that healthy living need not be complicated.
She believes that by exercising regularly, eating mostly non-processed foods (with plenty of vegetables), and using home remedies for the small things and doctor’s advice for the big things, almost anybody can feel great and live a happier and healthier life. She’s excited to share her knowledge of natural remedies and healthier living on HRFL.
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