While most spiders prefer to stay outdoors, some may find their way into your home. But don’t grab the bug spray just yet. Fortunately, there are some natural methods you can use now to help deter spiders away from your home.
Use Essential Oils
Spiders hate strong scents. And essential oils like lavender, eucalyptus, and cinnamon give off quite the strong smell. Make an essential oil spray by mixing a few drops of essential oil and warm water in a spray bottle. Then spray the solution in entryways, along windowsills, and anywhere else you would like ward off spiders. (This also makes your home smell nice in the process.)
Create a White Vinegar Mixture
White vinegar is another product that gives off a very strong scent. Mix a cup of white vinegar with water and spray it in areas where you would often see cobwebs. (Just remember to wipe the cobwebs away first.) White vinegar mixed with a teaspoon of coconut oil is known to have the same effect.
Sprinkle Baking Soda
Baking soda is not only helpful for deodorizing but it can also help deter spiders. Sprinkle baking soda on potential entry points like doorways and windowsills. Keep in mind you may want to re-apply the baking soda once or twice a week.
Create a Salt Solution
Salt is poisonous to spiders. Mix about ⅛ cup of salt and a gallon of warm water. Pour some into a spray bottle and the solution will kill spiders instantly and naturally.
Keep in mind spiders help benefit our ecosystem. They also are a natural exterminator as they help keep insects at bay. If you’d like to learn more about the spiders that live in the Seattle area, take a look at our spider informational page. There you learn about the different species, their habits, and their biology.
Experts in Pest Control
If you’re experiencing a bad spider infestation, you may consider contacting a pest control technician. We at United Pest Solutions are highly-experienced in the pests that live in the Puget Sound area, including spiders. We’ll quickly identify which type of spider you have and remove the infestation, safely and effectively. We use environmentally responsible pest control techniques to help ensure your home, family, and pets are all protected. So contact United Pest Solutions today for all your pest control needs.