Are the spiders in the apartment or in the pantry making you angry because they keep appearing? The number of spiders is increasing at the beginning of the summer season, the males of this species being the ones most often venturing into the habit of entering the dwelling, an environment where they can survive longer. See how to get rid of spiders with fast and efficient DIY solutions, whether you live at a home in the country or in an apartment block.
Firstly, there are some tips you need to consider before turning to DIY solutions:
1. Keep your house clean. Keeping the order and taking care of the house carefully reduces the number of places where the spiders can hide and the destruction of possible nests.
2. Clean the plants that you have in the pots before putting them into the house. Spiders can sneak through the leaves very easily.
3. If you stay at a home in the country, avoid leaving night light bulbs near the doors of your home. Spiders are not attracted to light, but they go to catch their food in areas where the heat attracts different insects, potentially prey.
Now, let’s see how to get rid of spiders:
– Essential oils of mint, tea tree, or eucalyptus are very effective natural repellents, plus they bring a touch of freshness and a pleasant smell in the house to the commercial pesticides. Use a solution of a few drops of essential oil and water and sprinkle all over the house where you saw spiders or sails.
– Put chestnuts through the house on the window sill, behind the doors and in the cabinets where you noticed the presence of the spiders. Although there is no scientific evidence to show that insects hate chestnuts, some people swear it is the most effective way to keep them away from your home.
– Get rid of all those objects and plants that attract spiders, such as old newspapers, books in piles, bare bottles without a lid, etc. It cleanses often and aspires to the places between furniture, home appliances, and walls because spiders love this kind of place where it gets hard and is rarely cleaned.
– A pet can solve the problem, because they are all over the house, including in the dark and hidden places where spiders make their homes.
– Another effective repellent is made by mixing salt and water and spraying plants on the veranda or garden and near the potted plants. The solution has to be quite diluted, you just do not want to kill the plant.
– Tomato leaves mixed with water after they are crushed are another good DIY repellent against spiders. It can be kept in the refrigerator and used when needed.
– Scented candles and smell of tobacco act as a repellent for spiders, so you can try mosquito-like flavors in various forms.
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