Remove Spiders with Peppermint
Almost no one wants a spider in their home, and one of the best ways to get them out is with peppermint. For whatever reason, spiders hate peppermint so one of the best ways to get them out of the house is putting peppermint essential oil in a spray bottle, along with a squirt of liquid detergent and some water, and you are ready to go. Simply squirt the solution around windows, doorways, on cobwebs and anywhere else you might expect a few spiders to be lurking.
Coconut Oil Spider Repellent Spray
Another homemade spider repellent you can make is one with coconut oil and white vinegar. Simply mix the two ingredients together and start spraying.
All Purpose Bug Spray Recipe
If the spiders are still bothering you, try the all purpose bug spray recipe below.
All Purpose Bug Spray Ingredients:
- 8 oz apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, or vodka
- 45 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 15 drops Lemon or Wild Orange Essential Oil
All Purpose Bug spray Directions:
- Mix ingredients in a spray bottle and spray liberally around the house. Store in the fridge when not in use. This spray should last about two to three months before it becomes ineffective.
If you want to change the recipe above, you can swap out the peppermint essential oils for other oils like citronella, cinnamon, tea tree oil or even cloves. Spiders also hate anything citrus, so spraying them with something similar to an orange or lemon will send them scattering.
Tobacco Spider Repellent Spray
While this might not be the best recipe for non-smokers, tobacco is one thing spiders really hate. Check out the recipe below and let us know how well it worked for you.
Tobacco Spider Repellent Ingredients:
- 4 tbsp tobacco
- 3 cups water
Tobacco Spider Repellent Directions:
- Boil the tobacco in the water for about 15 minutes on a low heat.
- When the pan has reduced to half, strain the tobacco leaves and set aside the water to cool.
- When the water has cooled, empty it into a spray bottle and spray the mixture in an infested areas around the home or areas where spiders could get into the home.