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Tell me about spider prevention

post #1 of 7
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I really do not like spiders. I'm fine if they are outside, but inside is just not okay. Yesterday I found a spider so big I just feel sick thinking about it... help.gif I'm looking for natural ways of keeping them out of my home!

 

I've heard mopping with vinegar works, as well as some essential oils, but I'm not sure which ones? Anything else?

post #2 of 7

I've read on Pinterest that putting peppermint oil around door openings helps repel them.  I'm with you - I can't stand seeing spiders in my house!

post #3 of 7
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mmm, it's the perfect time of year for peppermint oil! Thanks, I'll give that a try. I hope it works!

post #4 of 7

Go to www.hobospider.com and buy some traps.  Trapping spiders is the best way to kill them long-term, and it's natural.  (It doesn't matter if you have hobo spiders or a different kind of spider--it will trap all kinds.)  

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Go to www.hobospider.com and buy some traps.  Trapping spiders is the best way to kill them long-term, and it's natural.  (It doesn't matter if you have hobo spiders or a different kind of spider--it will trap all kinds.)  


I've thought about that, but I'm not sure if I could handle seeing just how many spiders appear on the trap... I do think it would be effective though. Thanks for the suggestion.

post #6 of 7

I've heard that osage oranges, also called hedgeapples, repel spiders.  I don't know if it works, or where to find them, though!  Here in the midwest, they grow along the roadsides once in a while.

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Interesting, I've never heard of them! I'll have to look in to that. Thanks!

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