10 Natural Ways To Repel Spiders

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August 19, 2023 / Comments (7)

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Know how to repel spiders from your house with a safe and all-natural method. These are the best home remedies you can have come spider season!

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Repel Spider the All-Natural Way

Chemical-Free Spider Solution

Yep! It's spider season!

Looking for a spider repellent that works? I always try to repel any insect naturally instead of using store-bought chemical repellents.

It’s safer for you and your family — and of course, your pets. Here are 10 ways to repel spiders naturally.

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1. Vinegar Spray

Vinegar can be a great homemade spider repellent. Mix one cup of white vinegar in a spray bottle with two cups of water.

Spray this mixture around your house at the spider entry points such as windows, doors, air vents, etc.

2. Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is a great spider repellent. You can sprinkle a dash of lavender oil in the spider dominated areas.

Also, to avoid spiders from entering your house, just fill a flower vase with a little bit of water and add 5 drops of lavender oil to it. The aroma of lavender oil stops the spiders dead in their tracks and they will not enter your home.

3. Peppermint Oil

Does peppermint oil repel spiders? Non-venomous spiders and venomous spiders hate the strong smell of peppermint and it will keep them away.

4. Scented Candles

Scented candles are not just great for decoration, but they make a great insect repellent too! Light scented candles with lavender, citronella, lime, etc., and the spiders won’t inhabit that area.

5. Lemon

The citrus smell is something spiders hate! Mix lemon with water and use it as a spider repellent spray.

You can also use lemon-scented hand wash, liquid soap, floor cleaner, etc. to avoid the entry of spiders into your home.

Also, you can dry lemon peels in the sun and grind them to make powder – mix it with water then spray the mixture at the required areas to make your home spider-free.

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6. Turmeric Powder

Turmeric is a great natural insect killer and can help you get rid of an array of pests. Spiders are allergic to turmeric.

Sprinkle turmeric powder in your garden and also inside your kitchen to drive out the spiders.

7. Salt

Salt is actually poisonous to spiders. This is a safe and natural ingredient that allows you to use within your home to get rid of spiders.

Mix salt with water to make an effective anti-spider spray. Spray this mixture around doorways, cracks, crevices, window areas, air vents, etc.

8. Indian Lilac Oil

Indian lilac oil is a great insect repellent. Dip a cotton ball in the oil, and apply it over your window sills, doorways, air vents, etc.

9. Citronella Oil

Citronella is a natural spider repellent. Spiders hate the fragrance of this herb!

You can also use citronella sprays to clean your floor to keep spiders at bay.

10. Tomato Leaves

If you have tomato plants in your garden then pick a few tomato leaves. Blend them with water to make an effective spider repellant spray.

You can keep this mixture in the refrigerator and it will stay fresh for weeks.

Check out this video by ehowhome on how to make a natural spider repellent:

That's it for the ten ways to naturally keep spiders away. How convenient is it to not worry about using harmful chemicals to resolve your insect problems?

It's household-friendly and keeps you and your family safe!

This list is simply a great way of repelling spiders. What do you think? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!


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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 10, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

7 Responses to :
10 Natural Ways To Repel Spiders

  1. Bonnie says:

    If tomato leaves repel spiders why do I have spiders all over my tomato plants?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Well, is anyone going to answer this great question? I’d also like to know the answer.

  2. Debbie says:

    You have to mix the leaves and water together to form a mixture you can spray. I assume that means you must tear the leaves into small pieces and any liquid from inside the leaf will mix into the water. This mix will then kill or the smell will deter the spiders whereas the whole leaves did not have the same chemical effect.
    Did anyone identify the spider in the picture?

    1. Naomi says:

      Looks like a brown widow and a crab spider.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I heard Baking soda is a good repellent for spiders. They absolutely hate it or go anywhere near by. spill baking soda at the corners of your window and some dark places…

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