8 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Spiders

Spiders are an essential component of the natural ecosystem. They play an important role in pest control in food crops or in your garden. 

Even though most spider species are harmless to humans, that doesn’t mean we don’t want to live with them in our homes. Spiders can multiply quickly and take over your home, and some species are venomous. Without causing harm to our 8-legged friends, here is a guide to help you get rid of spiders naturally:

1. Screens

Spiders typically find entry points when we leave our doors and windows open. To prevent this, install and maintain screens to seal gaps or holes. 

2. Vinegar 

Mix white vinegar with water in a 50/50 ratio, then sprays the mixture with a spray bottle in between cracks and crevices. Avoid using this mixture on varnished surfaces since vinegar can damage the finish. 

3. Peppermint Oil

Essential oils are handy for fighting pests due to their strong scent, which repels pests. For fighting off spiders, the best choice is peppermint oil. Fill a spray bottle with water and add 15-20 drops of peppermint oil for the best results, and apply it severally. 

4. Stay Tidy 

Clean homes make it more difficult for spiders to find places to hide. Keep every nook and cranny tidy and clean, below every piece of furniture and even your ceilings. 

5. Spider Catchers

Spider catchers are devices made of flexible fibres that collect spiders gently until you can release them outdoors. 

6. Remove Leftovers

Clean up or pack away any leftover food as this draws ants which attract spiders. 

7. Rethink Your Storage

Cardboard boxes are notorious hiding places for spiders. Consider using airtight plastic containers instead. 

8. Plant Herbs

Eucalyptus has a strong therapeutic scent that is also effective at keeping spiders away. You could also plant mint or lavender in pots on your window sills because the potent scent will deter spiders.

Talk to Rockypest

If none of these natural remedies gives you peace of mind, contact Rockypest for spider control in the Perth area

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Robert Luckens

Robert is the founder of Rockypest Pty Ltd, formed at the end of 2013. Still trading as Rockingham Pest Control and Luckens Pest Control. Robert has been in the Pest Control Industry since 1988, prior to this he was in the fumigation industry for 3 years so with over 30 years experience you can be rest assured that you will receive the best possible service at all times.

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