Last updated: 13 November 2018
How to Get Rid of Spiders

Fear of spiders

Spiders are in general not a loved species. But there is a difference between not liking them and fearing them. If you are an arachnophobe, even seeing an image of a spider might be too much to handle, right? Yet for some reason if you go online to search for ways to either kill or keep spiders away, most authors feel the need to place an close up image of the biggest and scariest looking spider they could possibly find. Well do not worry, you will not find any here.

In this article you will simply find 10 amazing tips that will ensure that you will not have to face spiders that often,with the added bonus that they are green. They are presented in the infographic beneath.

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Going green

‘Going green’ and ‘healthy living’ are concepts that keep gaining more ground. In general we are becoming more conscious about the things that are less than good for our bodies and our environment.

Action can be taken in small ways, like dividing your garbish or eating organic food. It can also be done in more grand ways like investing in solar panels, heat pumps or clean boilers! For elaborate information on these kind of ways to go green Greenmatch.co.uk is the place to be. Going green in this case means that you do not mess with earth’s ecosystem with the use of heavy chemicals.

Most of the green ways to get rid of spiders include repelling them through the use of scents they absolutely hate. These tips do not include ways to kill them, but they will keep them away from the spaces you would like nothing more than to feel comfortable and safe in.

1. The basics

Clean and declutter your home. Do not create places where spiders can make themselves home easily. Make sure your home does not attract  other insects. Spiders go where there is food.

2. Magic potion

Mix 5-7 drops of peppermint or citrus oil, with a good amount of warm water,  add a little dish soap and white vinegar and shake.

3. Citrus fruits

Spiders detest citrusy scents. Rub the peels of lemons or oranges on window- or doorposts.

4. Scented candles

A candle with a lavender scent will lead to a nice smelling house that spiders will most likely will avoid.

5. Baking soda

Baking soda is a product a lot of people already have lying around the house. If you hate spiders just sprinkle a little around the house.

6. Cinnamon

Treat your home like a dessert and sprinkle cinnamon around. It has a nice warm smell to humans, but for spiders it is pretty pugnant.

7. Cedar wood

Keep spiders away with biomass, by placing cedar mulch around your house, or even within your home.

8. Eucalyptus

Place eucalyptus leaves in places where you can often find them. Eucalyptus oil will also do the trick.

9. Chestnuts

Depending on the season chestnuts are quite easy to get. Place them strategically around the house.

10. The hunter

If you love them, if you are not allergic, if it is an option, get yourself a cat. They are very good in hunting creepy crawlers.

So if those eight legged creatures give you hell, be sure to try these tips!

 

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