Keep Your Home Safe From Spiders

By on November 3, 2014
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Hairy and disgusting – these could be what people say when you ask them about spiders. There are many people who suffer from arachnophobia or fear of spiders.

You would have seen many people screaming and running away by the sight of a small spider. No one loves to admire spiders crawling on their home walls or their hands. Most of the people are averse to killing the insect as well. There are over 40,000 species of spiders out there in this world and some of the spiders are very dangerous and deadly. It is better to get rid of the spiders in your home. EHC brings you natural ways to keep spiders out of your home.

Destroying Spider Hangouts

You would have noticed that the spiders dive under the nearest thing that they possibly find to escape from you. Spiders have instincts to hide in smaller places where their predators will not be able to catch them. So, they tend to thrive in the cracks or lurk in far to reach places. It is important for you to target the outside of the home and to eliminate the most common habitats for the spiders outside your home. Spiders are more commonly found in wood piles or places where there is rich vegetation. Make sure that you keep these things a little away from your home so that the spider does not get easy access into your home.

Cleaning

Spiders do not thrive in clean places. Keeping your home clean and tidy will ensure that there are no spiders in your home. They will not have easy places to hide and no food to eat in cleaner homes. Thorough vacuuming once a week on roof tops, wall corners, crevices and so on in your home will eliminate all the spider eggs, cobwebs as well as eggs of other insects that spiders feed on. All drawers, cupboards, doors and windows need to be given a thorough cleaning once in a fortnight to keep spiders away from your home.

Seal All Cracks

Cracks in your home are an ideal breeding place for spiders. Make sure that you check out all your interior and exterior walls for cracks and holes. If you are living in an old home, then you need to check out windows and doors as well for cracks and seal the cracks immediately.

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Vinegar

Vinegar is found to be a non-harmful and effective product that you can use to fight spiders in your home. They have a pungent smell and are also cheap natural product. Add a few teaspoons of vinegar in a spray bottle containing water. Mix it well and spray this liquid in all the common cracks and gaps that you see all around your home.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is an insect repellent and has been used for eliminating the threat of the spiders in homes. It is non poisonous and you can use it as an insect spray in your homes. Add two tablespoons of peppermint oil in a glass of water. Mix it well and then pour this liquid in a spray bottle.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon candles are a great way to keep spiders away. These candles are very inexpensive and the chances are that you will find them at the local shop – however, if you do not, then you can always opt for cinnamon oil and put it in the special essential oil burner.

Baking Soda

Spiders are averse to baking soda powder and do not like the smell of the powder. Sprinkling a little bit of baking soda around your home once in two to three days will prevent spiders from entering your home.

Cats

If you have a cat at home, then they are the ones that will help to keep the spiders away. Cats are known to pounce on spiders and do not like the sight of a spider.

Citrus Oil

Citrus oil is another natural spider repellent that will deter the spiders. All you need to do is to add a few teaspoons of the natural citrus oil in a glass of water. Mix it well and pour this mixture into a spraying unit and spray it on the wall, door and window cracks as well as the common places where spiders pile up.

Eucalyptus

Did you know that some trees and plants act as natural repellents and keep spiders, mosquitoes and all the other insects away from your home? Eucalyptus is one of these plants, and the best thing about the eucalyptus tree is that it requires minimal maintenance and you can enjoy its pleasant smell and effects as a spider repellent for years.

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