Spiders are beneficial pests in the garden as they prey on other harmful bugs. But this doesn’t make them safe for you. They are still annoying and filthy pests responsible for webs in every corner of the house.
Spiders cause inconvenience and can spread many illnesses and infections. Generally, the spiders in our homes aren’t venomous, but some species are highly venomous and can even kill you. And the web they create everywhere is exceptionally irritable and puts an end to the hygiene of your home.
However, lots of chemicals are available to terminate the spider problem. But are those chemicals safe for your health? Instead of using harmful chemicals, natural/organic products are safe and reliable to use against pests.
Natural remedies for spider control
If you don’t know that vinegar is an excellent home cleanser, you should try it. Vinegar uses don’t stop with cleaning power. Its spray serves as a great natural pest control spray. Especially for spiders, vinegar spray works great.
Spiders are highly sensitive to the scent and taste of white vinegar and can’t stand it. To make vinegar spray take an equal amount of water and vinegar, and add to spray bottle and shake the solution. The solution is all ready to kill the spider problem in your home.
Essential oil for spiders
Pests tend to dislike strong odor fragrances. Essential oil is one of those fragrances spiders hate. Fill up the half bottle with warm water and add 10 to 20 drops of essential oil (drops of an essential oil depend on its nature). Mix the solution well, and the spray is ready to use.
Note: Mix a few drops of liquid soap to mix the solution easily.
Spray the solution in the area where you have encountered a spider problem. Essential oil can also be used in concentrated form, but it is risky to use. (to use essential oil in concentrated form, spraying a few drops will be more than enough).
Citrus is an alternative to vinegar use. Unfortunately, citrus is hated by spiders as much as they dislike vinegar. The citrus scent is pleasing, but spiders can stand it. Citrus peel can be used for this purpose; rub the peel against windows and doorways.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
DE (Diatomaceous earth) helps control pests like a cockroach, but its uses don’t limit there. You may be surprised to know DE is an excellent product for dealing with spiders. Diatomaceous earth is the fossilized remain of algae.
It is a non-toxic method that terminates pests by dehydrating method. It absorbs the moisture present in spiders and leads them to their deaths. DE is a fine powder that can be directly used by spraying on spiders or spider-prone areas.
It can also be used by mixing with water. For example, dilute one tablespoon of DE in a water-filled spray bottle. Shake the solution well, and it is ready to use against the spider.
Remove dust (Precaution)
Spiders love the dusty area to create webs. Removing dust from the house will make our home less attractive to spiders. Regular vacuuming and cleaning will keep the pest away from your home.