Natural Spider Repellents
Ron Weasley could have used some of these natural remedies to conquer the spiders he faced in Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets. With a fear of spiders, I can’t stand for the gross things to be near me. So on behalf of Ron and myself, I give you the best Homemade Natural Spider Repellents.
Essential Oil Spider Repellent: Spiders Hate Peppermint
Spiders have taste buds on their legs, so beating them with scents is the way to go. As soon as they trip across a scent they hate, the spiders will be fleeing.
Take up to five drops of essential oil and five drops of natural dish washing liquid to one quart or water. Spiders hate citrus, tea tree, lavender, cinnamon, mint, neem, peppermint, spearmint, and citronella. Putting this mixture in a spray bottle and spritzing your window sills and baseboards should get the pesky things out.
Tomato Leaves & Garlic Ward Off Spiders
Another remedy for spiders, blending tomato leaves with water and cornstarch. Again, put in a spray bottle and spritz the spiders gone!
You can also use garlic and water combined. Think of them as vampires and you are Buffy. Slay away with natural repellent!
How To Make a Citrus Spider Repellent & Spicy Spider Repellent DIY
Fun fact: spiders and insects HATE citrus. If you get sugarless citrus juice and mix it with water you have an instant repellent.
Also, if you don’t mind spicy smells in your home, try keeping these bugs away with a kick! 1/2 cup of vinegar, 2 tablespoons of chili powder or sauce to one quart of water. Shake until mixed and use in a spray bottle.
Homemade Spider Repellent With Tobacco
Finally, spiders hate tobacco. I’m not sure how sanitary or smart this idea is, but it’s also recommended to use tobacco juice and lemon dish soap to ward of unfriendly spiders. Soak chewing or pipe tobacco in a gallon of boiling water until it cools. Put a cup of the juice to 1/2 lemon dish soap and spray.