If you suffer from arachnophobia, the mere thought of spiders may cause you to break out into a sweat. You don't want them anywhere near your home, let alone inside where you eat and sleep. Even if you have a professional pest control service spray the outside of your home, there are some extra steps you can take to protect your home from spiders. Here are a few natural ways to keep the spiders out.
Peppermint Oil Spray
The smell of peppermint probably reminds you of holiday candy or chewing gum. It's a very inviting aroma to have around your home. That is, unless you're a spider. The smell of peppermint actually repels spiders.
All you have to do is place several drops of peppermint oil in a spray bottle filled with water. Spray a generous amount of the solution around your doorways and windows. It's also a good idea to spray the solution along your baseboards and inside the cabinets. Spiders will smell the peppermint and leave your home alone.
Zesty Lemon Peels
If lemons are more to your liking, you can use the peels to keep the spiders away. The next time you use lemon slices in your water, save the peels. Pat them dry and place them in the corners of your cabinets and drawers. Replace the peels about once a month to keep the spiders out of your home.
Lemon oil is another easy way to repel spiders. Simply fill a spray bottle with water and add a few drops of lemon oil. Spray along the baseboards and inside the cabinets. Repeat the application whenever the scent begins to fade.
Cinnamon is another aroma that spiders are repelled by. There are several ways that you can enjoy the full benefit of cinnamon when it comes to repelling spiders.
Candles – place a cinnamon candle in each room and keep them lit when you're at home.
Cinnamon Sticks – place a bowl of cinnamon sticks in every room in your home. Replace them whenever the fragrance fades.
Cinnamon Essential Oil – Place a few drops of cinnamon oil on cotton balls and place several in each room of your home. Replace them when the scent fades.
If you have a fear of spiders, you want to do everything you can to keep them out of your home. Use these natural methods to keep the spiders away and leave your home smelling fresh. For further strategies or questions, contact a local pest control company, like Garrie Pest Control.