There are a lot of people around the world who are simply frightened by insects and spiders. You can frequently come across these pesky bugs, especially if you live in a house which has big yard.
You have probably tried a lot of commercial products in order to get rid of bugs and spiders, but despite their limited potential, you should be aware of the fact that they consist of some very harmful chemicals.
On the other hand, there are some natural ways of eliminating bugs and spiders, and you will finally fight your arachnophobia. Here, we are going to tell you how.
You maybe think that over-the-counter insect repellents are the easiest and also the most effective way for solving this problem, but actually the natural repellents are much more efficient, and they do not contain any of the chemicals which the commercial products do.
The spiders hate citrus fruits, so some lemon essential oil can help you in the process of eliminating them. Also, you can rub some peels of lemon and oranges as well, on the areas where the spiders appear, such baseboards.
You can place some cedar blocks in your cupboards and closets, as well as in your garden, in order to repel spiders from all of them. Moreover you can purchase cedar hangers and forget about spiders, as well as moths, near your clothes.
– White vinegar
You have probably heard that vinegar is one of the most versatile items which you can use in your own home. Its smell can keep the ants, mosquitoes and spiders at bay. You can also prepare one natural repellent spray, by mixing 1 part vinegar in two parts water, in a spray bottle. When the spray is ready, spray all around the house and the yard.
– Peppermint essential oil
The spiders hate peppermint as much as we humans love it. You can make one natural repellent, by mixing 8 drops of essential oil, with a bit of liquid dish soap, in order to help in spreading the oil molecules in the water in the spray bottle. When the mixture does not smell minty enough, you can add another 8 drops of the peppermint essential oil. After that, shake the bottle well and then spray the solution all over your home.
Also, you can mix peppermint and vinegar in order to prepare another natural repellent.
– Chestnuts (and some other tree nuts)
In the repelling of spiders, the tree nuts such as chestnuts, walnuts, and horse chestnuts are very effective. Their scent includes one chemical which the spiders cannot tolerate. You should place some of it on the windowsills, so the problem will be quickly solved.
– Keep it clean!
In order to prevent all these unwanted guests, you should maintain your home absolutely clean every time. This means that the floors should be vacuumed and swept. We also recommend you a seasonal de-clutter, so you will be surprised when you will see how much space you actually have in your home.
You should also remember to clean the outside part of your house. Also, if you have a lawn, you should clean it of leaves, sticks and clippings. Moreover, investigate if there are some gaps in the doors or the window sills. Also, if you live in an apartment, you should regularly clean your balcony and windows as well.
If you consider yourself in the group of those who are continually struggling to maintain their home spider-free, then definitely this article will be of a great help for you.