Spiders are 8- legged creatures whose presence might fascinate or terrify you. They are arachnids and not insects. Spiders uphold an evil reputation from ages. French King Louis XI acquired the name of a “universal spider” by the natives of his country.
Spiders left in your home could work as a great pest controller, in certain situations. But what harm do they cause humans? These venomous creatures are incapable of causing harm to humans, because of their tiny fangs. But, if they are in your home, it will look ugly and cringy. Here are some of the natural remedies you can use to whip them out.
Peppermint oil: All of us love the aroma of peppermint essential oil. But who gets the most disgusted with them? Yes, the spiders!
Peppermint oil works as an insecticide which repels spiders and mosquitoes. A research-based study published in Maria Journal explains, the repulsion happens because of the strong aroma, these oils emit.
Now, how to use it? It’s easy to follow up. Immerse a cotton ball in peppermint oil and leave it in places where the spiders are most common to occur such as inside the closet, under the table and chairs where clothes are piled up.
Onions: In spite of adding taste to your dishes, Onions are very helpful to shoo away the spiders, crawling in your home. Onions replace the DEET based products in the market and have natural properties to repel insects.
Take some onions, slice them and toss them in a bowl of water. Place the bowl to the spider prone area and notice the difference!
Lemon: Lemon is an excellent source of Vitamin C and protects the body against all immune deficiencies. It certainly does not work for spiders! Make a spider repellant spray by squeezing 2-3 lemons and mix it in a glass of water. You can also use some lemon based products like soaps and cleaners to repel spiders.
Lemon peels can be turned into powder and sprinkled in various corners, where the spiders usually turn up.
Scented candles: Scented candles as rose, citronella, and lime are not only aromatic but are able to recede spiders away!
- These are some of the ways in which you can stop the crawling creatures to enter your house and hide in your closets!
- If none of the above suggested remedies works for you, go for a pest control.
- Remember, that spiders invade your house where dust stays piled up. So, to control them, keep your house neat and tidy.