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How to Keep Spiders Away

While spiders are helpful pests, most people would prefer not to have them in their homes. If you want to reduce the number of spiders in your home, there are some simple and inexpensive techniques that can help. Your best bet is to start with various natural repellents. Here are just a few suggestions:

Peppermint Oil 

Spiders have legs that are covered in tiny hairs that are used to detect vibrations and smells. The smell of peppermint oil actually overwhelms these senses and helps to repel spiders. You can either place potted peppermint plants around the house and fill a spray bottle with water and a few drops of peppermint oil for a natural repellent spray.

Keep Your Home Clean

Spiders don’t like to be out in the open and will search for smaller, hidden spaces to build a web. Having a cluttered home can provide them with more places to hide. Try to stay organized and periodically clean behind appliances and furniture and other hard-to-reach areas.  


Vinegar is another effective natural repellent. You can make a simple mixture of half vinegar and half water and use it to spray around the inside and outside of the house.


Eucalyptus is another plant that spiders have a natural aversion to. Spiders don’t like the smell of the plant, which makes it a safe and easy repellent. You can plant it around the exterior of your home or place potted eucalyptus inside.

Professional Pest Control

If you haven’t had any luck with other spider control techniques or you are dealing with a more serious infestation, it may be time to call a pest control professional. They will be able to identify the type of spiders in your home and use species-specific treatments to help rid your home of spiders and keep them away. 

For professional help with your spider and pest control needs, call the experts at PMi Pest Management today. 


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