This is a guide for all those who hate spiders, ants, creepy-crawly creatures. In general, those who have arachnophobia. I moved into a new house recently and the only thing I was scared of there were ants. There were a lot of trees surrounding the house due to which I was at a constant vigil. What I found were far worse- spiders!
I have now found ways to keep spiders at bay. Follow this guide if you too want to get rid of them.
Keep your house very clean. That’s the best way. Don’t wait for spring to clean your house. Sweep it well and vacuum it every day. De-clutter your place. Throw out those old VHS tapes you don’t use anymore.
Apart from the interior, clean the exterior of the house clean too. Clean the window sills and any gaps found. Do not clutter your windows.
Vinegar can be used to clean your house. Its smell repels all the creepy crawly spiders and ants. Make a solution of vinegar and water in a 1:2 ratio. Spray it around the house. Test it before applying it onto delicate surfaces.
Peppermint essential oil
Spiders don’t like the peppermint smell at all. They hate it. Make a solution of peppermint as well. In a bottle of water, add a little bit of liquid dish soap and 8 drops of any essential oil. Add a few more drops if the smell is not strong enough. Spray it around the house.
You can make a solution of vinegar and peppermint too. The pungent smell of both these makes the solution stronger than the others. Be careful since vinegar doesn’t suit all the surfaces.
Use peppermint essential oil for your headaches and sugar cravings. Don’t use it directly to repel spiders.
Use cedar to keep spiders away from your closets. Place a few cedar blocks in your cupboards and closets. Also use cedar hangers for your clothes. It will keep the place spider and moth free.
The peel of citrus fruits repels spiders. Use lemon essential oil like peppermint oil described above. Otherwise, just rub the peels of citrus fruits like oranges and lemons on surfaces which have spiders.
Try out these tips and tricks and keep your house spider free!