People do not like bugs especially spiders in their homes. Seeing one is enough to give you the willies. If spiders invade your house, there’s no need to panic as there are many natural ways of getting rid of them.
We suggest that you can keep insects away from your room corners by using items that are common in every household. All the remedies suggested below are completely natural agents that can help you eliminate spiders and bugs, and are safer for use than chemical repellents.
1. Use citrus peels
Cedar wood is insect and spider resistant by nature. It will keep bugs away and does not rot easily. Cedar mulch can be used to create a protective barrier around your house. You can use cedar hangers, cupboards and dressers in the house.
2. Keep Your Yard Clean
You need to keep your back yard clean always, get rid of piles of wood lying about and pack up dead leaves as these are an ideal environment for spiders and other bugs. You can also check the perimeter of your home and seal up portions where bugs and spiders can pass through.
3. Use Citrus
Most bugs loathe citrus. Rub places such as walls, baseboards, or window sills with orange, lime, or lemon peels because spiders tend to congregate in them.
4. Use Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil can be of great help in your home, as it will keep spiders away and it will leave the area smelling awesome. Buy a bottle of peppermint essential oil and pour into a spray bottle. Spray the territory delicately with your peppermint oil spray at whatever point you see a spider web.
5. Keep Your Home Clean
Avoid creating the perfect habitat for spiders. Keep your home clean. Dust regularly to get rid of cobwebs or spider webs. If you have a damp basement, take steps to remedy the situation. You may need to install a dehumidifier or check your downspouts to ensure water is not getting into your basement.
6. Spray Vinegar
Use vinegar if peppermint oil is not available, just pour some vinegar into a spray bottle and spray the contents anywhere you see spiders or other bugs. You can also spray the vinegar into crevices and cracks and anywhere you feel bugs can get into your home.
How to Get Rid of Other Pests
Seeing spiders in your home means there is a food source which also means that there are other insects present. Here are some tips for preventing insects and other bugs from enjoying the safety of your home.
Along with the peppermint and vinegar spray mentioned above, you can also use sprays using other essential oils, such as lemon, orange, and clove. Bugs are also unlikely to go near garlic and pepper powder.
Use slices of cucumber to drive out ants from your home, while crushed mint leaves drives out flying insects.
Natural remedies are very effective in driving out insects from your home as it is chemical free.