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How to Get Rid of Spiders In Your House 


How frequently have you noticed translucent threads in some areas of your house? Whether it is in the corner or behind a couch, these pests just know how to mark their territory. Yes, you guessed it right, spiders

Just like all other insects, spiders need shelter and food. However, spiders feast upon other insects that are in our house. This how-to guide will help you get rid of any spider infestation in your house and tips on how you can prevent further infestations.

What is a Spider?

Spiders belong to the arachnid class. They are characterized by their eight legs, two body segments, and no antennas or wings. Spiders love dark, warm areas where they can easily hide without being caught. Their main source of food is other insects that are already present in your house and they feed on them by trapping them in their webs. Although spiders do not cause much harm to human health, their presence can be a nuisance.


The hard chemicals that are available in the market are harmful to our health and the environment. The methods given in this guide will make sure no damage is done to your health or your surroundings.

Six Methods That Will End Spider Infestations for Good

  1. Vacuum Regularly

Spiders will not come if there is cleanliness. This method starts with YOU! Make vacuuming a weekly ritual. This will not only remove the spider webs and egg sacs but also the adult spiders from your homes. As soon as they enter the vacuum, they will die immediately. Make sure you get inside all the cracks and crevices to ensure that all the spiders have been sucked up.

  1. Use Spider Repellent Spray

This spray is a safe and effective alternative to chemical sprays. You will need:

  • 1 quart of water

  • 3 drops of peppermint oil

  • 3 drops of lavender oil

  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

You will need to mix all these ingredients together with water. Transfer it into a spray bottle and begin spraying wherever there are spiders and other dark corners of your house. Make sure you do not spray on your carpets or other fabrics because oil can leave stains. Once you have considered this, begin spraying in cracks, under or around doors, corners and other places spiders are present. You can reapply this mixture whenever you feel the need to do so.

  1. Try The Citrus Fruit Peel Method

Spiders have bad tolerance levels when it comes to citrus scents. This makes citrus fruit peel method safe and effective. All citrus fruits can be used for this method, but orange is the one that is the most accessible.

You will need to peel an orange or any other citrus fruit and cut the peels into quarter inch portions. Place the piece into a pot and add one cup of water. Let the water boil and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes and leave the peels to soak overnight. The next day, you have to strain the water and a add quarter cup of witch hazel to the water mixture. Transfer the mixture into a spray bottle and mix it well. Spray the mixture on spider-infested areas to get rid of the pests. You can crush the leftover peels and sprinkle them under the cabinets or the sink as well.

  1. Opt for Peppermint Oil

Like many insects, spiders have a hatred for mint. Mint is known as a natural insecticide because it helps in getting rid of various insects including our target, the spiders. All you need to do is dab the peppermint oil onto cotton balls. Once you have done this, you will have to place the peppermint cotton balls in the areas where spiders are present. You can replace the cotton balls as frequently as you want. Make sure you use 100% peppermint oil.

  1. The Power of the Yellow Powder

Apart from having tremendous health benefits, turmeric is a spice that keeps spiders away. What you will need to do is take 2 tablespoons of turmeric and add a little water so it turns into a fine paste. Take cotton balls, coat them with the paste, and as mentioned above, strategically place them in areas where the spiders are present. Make sure, you do not apply the paste directly anywhere because turmeric can leave stubborn stains.

  1. Kill Them

You do not always need fancy ways of getting rid of spiders you can get them the old-fashioned way as well. Take a shoe or a rolled up newspaper and attack! If you get disgusted by their residue, you can place a jar on top of the spider and slip a paper on top of the opening of the jar. You can free the spider outside your house, but make sure it cannot find a way back inside your house.

Solutions Pest & Lawn Has What You Need for Spider Control

Not a fan of home remedies? Go with what the pros use. Solutions Pest & Lawn is your home for proven products that are sure to get rid of any of your insect problems, including spiders. When it comes to spiders that have been infiltrating your home, we suggest a liquid insecticide that is sure to keep them out. For example, we recommend using Reclaim IT, mixing it inside a pump sprayer and creating a deadly barrier treatment around your home. Spraying around all baseboards, door and window frames, in closets, storage rooms, under patio coverings, porches, in garages and attics. Make sure to also focus application in your garage or basement, dark damp places are prime examples of spider hiding grounds. This will either kill the spider or repel them from your home if you personally haven’t been able to directly encounter the spider.

Aside from insecticides, glue boards are also helpful in trapping the spiders which you can’t find that are wandering around. One of our top suggestions is Catchmaster 72MB Glue Board. Lay some of these glueboards out in cabinets, closets, storage areas, basements attics and any other areas where you have seen spider activity. These will help capture spiders that are in hiding and can very easily be disposed of once they are caught. As an added bonus, these glue boards can also capture other bugs and critters that may be lurking on your premises.

When spiders are hard to find, you usually know that they are still present if you see a web built around your home. For such issues, we suggest immediately breaking down and disposing of their webs to send a message to spiders that they aren’t wanted here and to make their webs somewhere else. Web Out uses natural ingredients with a low toxicity formula to eliminate spiders and keep them from coming back. It breaks down webs to make cleaning easier while preventing spider webs on surfaces. Even works on ants, crickets, mosquitoes, cockroaches and perimeter pest insects.

Lucky for you, you can gather all these products and more by ordering our Solutions Spider Control Kit, The kit comes guaranteed because if by following the steps we laid out diligently and utilizing the products properly doesn’t eliminate your spider issue and you are dissatisfied we’ll give you your money back or present some other satisfying alternative for you.

The Conclusion

You need to inspect everything in your house. This includes the windows, doorways and other openings into your house. You can seal up openings or cracks to keep all the spiders out. Keep your house clean at all times and make sure you clean your house very well at least once every week.

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